Fence Of Lost Soles

We added a new member to your family almost a year ago in June. That was Sky, an energetic and mischievous little boxer dog.

As we all known dogs need to be walked a lot and that duty seems to have become mine. There is one place Sky really loves to go too for her walks and that requires getting in the car and taking a ten minute drive. We have done it so often now that all I have to say is “want to go to the beach” and she bouncing around the place and heading for the car. Read more

Medieval Times

Over the last four or five years there has been a group of medieval and jousting enthusiasts who have got together to put on a display of medieval costume, warfare and jousting competitions. I believe it has become so popular that now they travel the country. I had seen it advertised over the years and have always been keen to get alone to one, but as it was, I have always had some other commitment on those dates. This year was different. My calendar was free that particular weekend and I had nothing better to do, so I penciled it in. Read more

Max’s Old House

Once or twice a week I travel from Tawa to the suburb of Johnsonville, via the main highway. On the odd occasion, I have taken the old route via Middleton Road and about one third of the way into the drive there’s this old house that has always fascinated me. It’s very run down, but has heaps of character. The house is set back from the road and nestled into the hillside separated by a stream and the main trunk railway line. Every now and then whilst passing, I would see the old man who lived there sitting, sunning himself on the veranda, and thought, I would love to photograph this old man and his home.?

Some time ago I was talking with friends and they told me about how they had just found out that they were related to the old man through ones brother, Gary, who is also a friend of mine and that the old mans name was Max. As it was, Gary was related to Max through his previous marriage and Max was in need of care. So Gary took it on himself to visit Max’s regularly to check on him and do things for him.

About a year later I passed the old house again and once more got the desire to photograph it. Knowing Gary, I saw this as a great opportunity to approach Max and ask him if he wouldn’t mind me coming over and photographing him and the house. Gary new Max pretty well by then, so I asked if he would take me there. He thought it would be best if he asked on my behalf as Max was not to assured on certain things. Unfortunately Max was not keen.

Max hadn’t live in the house for a number of years as his health had deteriorated and he was in need of twenty four hour care. Sadly in February this year Max past away.

Gary took me to the old house to photograph it and even though Max didn’t want to be photographed, you get a sense of him still being there.

This photo series can be viewed in My Gallery Page.

New Beginnings

This blog marks the start of a new beginning for me as a photographer. I have always test myself as an amateur, but now I want to extend myself and go to the next level and go professional.

I am nervous yet at the same time excited about the whole thing. It is going to be a huge learning curve, but it always is when you venture into the unknown.

I am pleased to have you here, and you are welcome to follow me.


Greg Young

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