Photographs of here, there and other things
Paul Knight is a local photographer. His exhibition,“Photographs of here, there and other things”, are a selection of his diverse range of interest; native fauna, flora and scenery, mostly taken in the Horowhenua/Kapiti region, and photographs of Japan and other places. Paul writes:
I have no memory of how or why I became interested in photography but in my very early teens (1940s early 50s) I had a Kodak box camera and was developing and printing in the wash house where there were two doors and no windows. The interest must have been more than passing though, because in 1960 when I arrived in Japan on a UNESCO grant, I quickly bought two Asahi Pentax cameras and multiple lenses.
I have never been a professional photographer but during a 5-year period in Japan I was often able to spend 1 or 2 days a week taking photos. After a while, I had work selected for exhibitions and was at least able to earn from sales enough to meet expenses. I think that because my eyes were from the outside, what I saw and aimed to record also seemed different to the Japanese and to the local photographers with whom I sometimes travelled and competed.
Since the end of 1969, I was teaching Japanese and related subjects at Massey University in Palmerston North. I used my photographs on the covers of texts and other publications, for the labels of CDs and as graphics in multimedia programmes for learning Japanese.
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 | 12:00 AM
Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 10 Bath Street, Levin 5510 View Map