15 Aug 2021

A bird's eye view of Otakou

From Standing Room Only, 1:50 pm on 15 August 2021

Photographing Central Otago landscapes from the air offer a whole new perspective on the impact activities like mining, roadworks and hydro electricity have had on this unique part of Aotearoa. Bruce Foster's aerial images reveal land that has been scraped, scarred and indented over decades - often they look like they're of a barren planet like Mars.

You can see his work as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography's Postcards to New Zealand youtube series which launched this week. Bruce lives in Wellington but was able to film in Central when his partner, writer Kate De Goldi, took up a residency at  Henderson House in Alexandra in 2019.