Leslie Bowman, who I photographed in 2009 as part of Crude Futures, is definitely living up to his (obvious) potential with this article last week updating Wellington on his London breakthrough as a dancer in the Westend production of Michael Jackson's Thriller.
I spent a month in Manila last year hanging out with members of SE Asia's oldest punk scene. This is a short documentary on the music, art and activism that's happening there.
The first episode in a new series I'm shooting for The Wireless looks at young people's experience in the workforce. First up was a look at building apprentice Charlie Camp. One of a small but growing number of women working the tools on building sites across New Zealand.
Screen shots from recent interviews with bands for The Wireless. Left to right: Castlecliff Lights, Roidz, HDSPNS, New Gum Sarn.
Thousands of people gathered on a sunny winter's day in June to walk in honour of local rugby hero Jerry Collins who, along with his partner Alana Madill, was killed in a car accident in Southern France on June 5. The walk followed a route through Jerry's childhood neighbourhood in eastern Porirua and on to his home rugby club, Norths RFC.
I travelled to the Hutt Valley suburb of Wainuiomata on April 25 to see how their Anzac Day parade goes down.
Tried out a new format for UTPTV in 2015 getting a local to interview some of the touring bands who wash up on our shores. Here's a clip of DJ Alphabethead interviewing Mesa Cosa from Melbourne on the steps of Space Monster in Whanganui.