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Trade cxlviii | Month 20 | Summer

Jack's Point Clubhouse


‘Shantanu would you like to trade with us? We’ll get the chef to cook each day for you, put you in a hotel and make sure you have wine by your side’... On top of that the brief was to photograph in yet another epic location in New Zealand with sky divers falling from above, green golf grass and rolling hills left, right, forward and behind... I had to think about it long and hard whether I wanted to trade or not.

The Pixel Trade was a beautiful four days of watching the weather change from fog to clear skies, seeing the sun create long shadows, remove them, and finally put them in place once more, just before nightfall. I was in heaven. But a very interesting thing happened here. For the first time in a very, very long time, I sat by the water drinking a bottle of wine to myself and letting a couple of ducks eat dinner from my fingers. For the first time in a long time I had a moment to myself to reflect...

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