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Fishing 2019-04-02T15:47:21+12:00

Project Description

Standing without fish!

A typological approach to fly fishing.   ( … in progress)

Fly fishing is the purest form of angling and New Zealand is the El Dorado of the fly fisherman. The search for the ultimate fishing experience brings anglers from all around the world to New Zealand. Rarely though do you get the opportunity to meet these anglers, because they are usually alone or in pairs on the innumerable streams and rivers in New Zealand. Some of these (120) anglers I have captured photographically, ‘Standing Without Fish’.

The focus of my project is to explore beneath the surface of both fishing and photography. An angler has to use his experience to conjure up a visual image of what can not be seen, and then based on infrequent observations project the behaviour of the fish on this imagined landscape. From here he can align his own actions accordingly. When his picture of this underwater world and his response to it is correct, then the angler is successful.

In the same way, the photographer must imagine his world from his own experience, he has to create images in his mind, and he must accurately form an understanding of what is being experienced beneath the surface of what can be observed. If he is unmistaken in these endeavours then his work will succeed.

Foto: Gebhard Krewitt, & LoLa!, 7, Nelson, NZL, Wakapuaka River
Foto: Kahu Sansonburnet, 9, student, Nelson, NZL, ‘Kids Ponds’
Foto: Peter Baker, 60, architectural designer, Richmond, NZL, Baton River
Foto: Tony Entwistle, 61, teacher, fishing guide, Richmond, NZL, Motueka River
Foto: Immo Neumann, 72, Nelson, marine engineer, Nelson, Motueka River, 2019-03-29
Foto: Vince Bayley, 68, retired electrician, Blenheim, NZL, Motueka River
Foto: Kevin McFall, 62, river engineering officer, Blenheim, NZL, Motueka River
Foto: Ray Day, 72, plumber, company manager, Richmond, NZL, Motueka River
Foto: Mike de Ruiter, 61, retired manager, Wairau Valley, Blenheim, NZL, Motueka River
Foto: Laurent Stertac, 45, editor, Noumea, NC, Baton River
Foto: Mike Stoneley, 59, manager Statistic New Zealand, Blenheim, NZL, Motueka River
Foto: Paudie Fahy, 28, architect, Christchurch, NZL, Hope River
Foto: Richard Breakspear, 60, engineer, consultant, Belgrove, NZL, Motueka River
Foto: Richard Boyden, 77, retired dairy industry analyst, Richmond, NZL, Motueka River
Foto: Kevin McFall, 62, river engineering officer, Blenheim, NZL, Motueka River
Foto: Richard Boyden, 77, retired dairy industry analyst, Richmond, NZL, Motueka River
Foto: Carsten Lampe, 39, IT consultant & web developer, Nelson, NZL, Baton River
Foto: Dan Huber, 61, building contractor, Adelaide, AUS, Motueka River
Foto: Kazuyuki Toyoda, architekt, 47, Tokyo, JPN, Wangapeka River
Foto: Sachio Nakakoshi, 63, telekom engineer, Yokohama, JPN, Wangapeka River
Foto: Carl Stark, 45, economical geologist, Nelson, NZL, Riwaka River
Foto: Steve Cook, 63, AA operational superviser, Afton, WY, USA, Riwaka River
Foto: Phillip Shand, 66, carpet cleaner, Nelson, NZL, Motueka River
Foto: Huw Thomas, 52, doctor, psychiatrist, Nelson, NZL, Baton River
Foto: Stuart Kennedy, 41, chemical process engineer, Hamilton, NZL, Sabine River
Foto: Aline Vieira, 39, lawyer, Sao Paulo, BR, Baton River
Foto: Carl Stark, 45, economical geologist, Nelson, NZL, Riwaka River
Foto: Laurent Stertac, 45, editor, Noumea, NC, Baton River
Foto: David Gallix, 39, car mechanic, Pouembout, NC, Baton River
Foto: Dan Huber, 61, building contractor, Adelaide, AUS, Motueka River
Foto: Richard Arnott, 40, electrician, Nelson, NZL, Baton River
Foto: Philippe Texier, 45, marketing manager, Noumea, NC, Baton River
Foto: Marvin Heck,14, student, Nelson, NZL, Baton River
Foto: John Bailey, 40, engineer, Nelson, NZL, Wakapuaka River
Foto: Martin Reimann, 38, Schaffhausen, CH, Maschinenbauingenieur, Stony River, 18-01-2019
Foto: Michael Horn, 53, ‘lifestyler’, Nelson, NZL u. Darmstadt, DEU, Baton River
Foto: Brian Moody, 71, sales representative, Onoway, Alberta, CA, Wangapeka River
Foto: Tom Drinnan, 28, ecologist, Christchurch, NZL, Hope River
Foto: Paudie Fahy, 28, architect, Christchurch, NZL, Hope River
Foto: Silvio Caldelari, 47, on an extended fishing OE, Te Anau, the South Island, NZL, Hope River
Foto: Christophe Caldelari, 44, plumber, Sanitärinstalateur, Sierre, SUI, Hope River
Foto: Thomas Thusholt, 51, project manager car industry, Jægerpris, DEN, Stony Creek
Foto: Jacob Lykke-Olesen, 68, orthopaedic surgeon, Enköping, SWE, Baton River
Foto: Daniel Tekani, 26, weedsprayer, Turangi, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Jacob Lykke-Olesen, 68, orthopaedic surgeon, Enköping, SWE, Baton River
Foto: John Bailey, 40, engineer, Nelson, NZL, Wakapuaka River
Foto: Marvin Heck,14, student, Nelson, NZL, Baton River
Foto: Karl-Heinz Troyer, 49, self employed IT consultant, Ried im Innkreis, AUT, Baton River
Foto: Carl Stark, 45, economical geologist, Nelson, NZL, Riwaka River
Foto: Tom Drinnan, 28, ecologist, Christchurch, NZL, Hope River
Foto: Thomas Thusholt, 50, project manager car industry, Jægerpris, DEN, Matakitaki River
Foto: Leonardo Jeffery Thomas, 16, student, Tapawera, NZL, Baton River
Foto: Bob Sevy, 67, white water fishing guide, Stanley, ID, USA, Motueka River
Foto: Bob Rosenberg, 67, dentist, Kentfield, CA, USA, Motueka River
Foto: Philippe Texier, 45, marketing manager, Noumea, NC, Baton River
Foto: Trevor Knight, 76, chartered surveyor, Yeovil-Somerset, UK, Motueka River
Foto: Allen Roberts, 73, retired airline pilot, Redwood, Richmond, NZL, Motueka River
Foto: Bob Clements, 73, retired airline pilot, Auckland, NZL, Motueka River
Foto: Michael Horn, 51, ‘lifestyler’, Nelson, NZL, Darmstadt, DEU, Baton River
Foto: Ulrich Heck, 47, butcher, Nelson, NZL, Wangapeka River
Foto: Fabio Wyrsch, 25, Bürglen, CH, Bankkaufmann, Leatham River, 29-01-2018
Foto: Thorben Stegmann, 29, Forstbetriebswirt, Neumünster, DEU, Baton River
Foto: Thomas Thusholt, 50, project manager car industry, Jægerpris, DEN, Bowscale Tarn
Foto: Carl Stark, 45, economical geologist, son Oliver, 13, Nelson, NZL, Riwaka River
Foto: Shoei Yamazaki, 36, chartered accountant, Tokyo, JPN, Wangapeka River
Foto: Mike Johnston, 47, electrician, Wellington, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Brian Moody, 71, sales representative, Onoway, Alberta, CA, Wangapeka River
Foto: Vicki Creamer, 58, accountant, Auckland, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Dennis Creamer, 66, retired engineer, Auckland, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Scott Ruhfus, 60, psychologist, Sydney, AUS, Tongariro River
Foto: Kathy Adam, 53, chocolatier, Sydney, AUS, Tongariro River
Foto: Jack Peden, 12, student, Turangi, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Jenny Morphy, 64, restaurant owner, Sydney, AUS, Tongariro River
Foto: Tom Carter, 27, builder, Keswick, UK, Tongariro River
Foto: Simon Robertson, 61, builder, Carterton, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Frank Haywood, 69, orchardist, Hastings, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Jaroslaw Jurasz, 43, team coach Min. Social Devel., Wellington, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Gerry Brown, 78, retired architect, New Plymouth, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Dennis Creamer, 66, retired engineer, Auckland, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Gray Prebble, 60, retired teacher, Christchurch, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Kathy Adam, 53, chocolatier, Sydney, AUS, Tongariro River
Foto: Brendon Reilly, 42, teacher, Christchurch, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Daniel Tekani, 26, weedsprayer, Turangi, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Max Nikore,13, student, Turangi, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Gillian van Raalte, 70, retired secretary, woodturner, fisher, Wellington, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Bill Cummins, 81, retired metal worker, Auckland, NZL, Tongariro River
Foto: Joe Snow, 38, engineer, San Diego, USA, Tongariro River
Foto:Cecilia Rademeyer, 44, doctor, Auckland, NZL, Travers River, 05-12-2017
Foto: Mark Warminger, 41, self employed, Auckland, NZL, Travers River, 05-12-2017
Foto: Fabio Wyrsch, 25, Bürglen, CH, Bankkaufmann, Leatham River, 29-01-2018
Foto: Martin Reimann, 38, Schaffhausen, CH, Maschinenbauingenieur, Stony River, 18-01-2019
Foto: Terry Kelso, 85, Atawhai, NZL, Banker, retired, Motueka River, 2019-03-29
Foto: Richard Boyden, 81, Richmond, NZL, analyst dairy industry, retired, Motueka River, 2019-03-29
Foto: John Scoles, 71, Nelson, electromechanic, retired, Motueka River, 2019-03-29
Foto: Trevor McGowan, 74, Nelson, helicopter pilot, retired, Motueka River, 2019-03-29
Foto: Immo Neumann, 72, Nelson, marine engineer, Nelson, Motueka River, 2019-03-29
Foto: Rick Ussher, 62, teacher, Nelson, Motueka River, 2019-03-29

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