Over the past few months we have had the privilege of photographing the various shifts at Macraes mine.

It has been a bit of a look into a workplace that is really interesting,
slightly nerve wracking (for a couple of newbies),
but totally photogenic.

When we started the project we were shown a book – “Through The Eyes Of A Miner – The Photography of Joseph Divis”
with some extraordinary images of west coast gold miners in the 20’s and 30’s.   With those images in mind we not only photographed
the various groups within each shift we also shot a lot of  candid images.  Although we had more advanced equipment than Joseph Divis, we also had to contend with other advances in technology. Who knew the reflectorized tape on the overalls would light up like it was on fire ?  However with the help of a good digital editor  (thanks Tiff) and Photoshop all is well.

Enjoy a look through Frasers Underground mine.

Kerry and Barry

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candid

ˈkandɪd’

adjective

  1. truthful and straightforward; frank.

2.(of a photograph of a person) taken informally, especially without the subject’s knowledge.”it is better to let the photographer mingle among the guests and take candid shots”

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Candid photography is probably the part of my job I enjoy the most.

It is a privilege to have the opportunity to photograph people with their friends, families and workmates.

 A candid photograph captures something so personal that it demands total respect from the photographer and I hope that honesty shows in these images.

 enjoy,

Kerry

by 10.30 at the school formal shoes are off and the guys are behind the wall !

 

School formals are such an amazing record of our social history.  We have over 30 years of digital files and negatives from school formals.

 


                                                                      weddings offer such a range of emotions –  nerves, excitement, joy and the chance to celebrate with family and friends.

Thanks kids for making your mums, dads, aunties and uncles smile !!

…. and then there is the challenge of working underground !   It’s been a real privilege to photograph these people at work and document their day.

How cool is my job ?

Kerry @ Kelks

 

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We had an amazing day photographing Dave and Anastasia’s wedding in Karitane earlier this year.

It was a ‘cool’ day by Otago standards but slightly more than that for all the Australian guests !

However, the warmth of Dave and Anastasia’s vows and their deep friendship raised the temperature hugely.

What an awesome couple – Belinda and I loved every part of the day, and hope these picture capture some of that feeling.

Photography by Kerry and Belinda

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Recently I got an assignment that was right up my alley …

“to photograph a vintage collection for a magazine cover”!

How cool is that?
Anyone that knows me knows I love anything vintage so I was very excited about this shoot.

When I arrived at Roger’s house I found he had converted his garage into a museum of various toys, pedal cars, gas pumps and vintage household items.
What an amazing collection!  I could have photographed it all afternoon.

The assignment was to photograph  old plumbing tools for the cover of the
NZ Plumber Magazine. It was for a special 70th year anniversary issue so they wanted something a little different.

The array of tools was amazing and were all stored in a beautiful old leather bag.  I may have become slightly obsessed with the old plumb bob!
Roger also brought out a beautiful old sink, it was so lovely, so much detail and it became the final cover image!

Had so much fun on this shoot and the end result looks great!

Photos by Nicola Wilhelmsen

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This week marks 12 years since I started working for Kerry and Barry here at Kelk Photography.
(I’m only slightly younger than the business its self which was established in 1982.)
My first day was on my birthday!
12 years of happy employment has ended up being the best gift ever!

To celebrate before I head away on maternity leave (round two) I’ve posted below a few photos I’ve taken over the past couple of years.
Some photos are from weddings and other client work, others are from personal projects and of course a few of my daughter Ada.

I’ll be around till mid next week, then will be away to soon be enjoying those wonderful newborn cuddles.

Nicola Wilhelmsen

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