Today is the first day in a 4 day shoot at the New Zealand Post Book Awards. I fly up to Auckland at 6:30am which means I have to leave the house by 5:30am to get to the airport in time for check in. Ouch! Basically I have the day free in Auckland, so will be meeting the editor of New Zealand Fitness magazine for lunch then will have time to do a location scout at the Langham Hotel where the book awards presentations are happening this evening.
I will be posting updates throughout the weekend with some selected photos. I am excited to have such a big shoot in an city away from Wellington- lots of planning and prep went into getting gear and equipment ready and pared down enough to go on the plane. Fingers crossed it all goes well…
Well the transfers and logistics all went well. I hiked out from Lyall Bay to Wellington airport with all my gear in a big army backpack + camera backpack on the front and laptop bag on the side. Good practice for more remote shoots that require hiking in. From Auckland airport, I caught the Airport Express bus which dropped me off at the Langham Hotel where I was able to drop off my gear.
After a scout and meeting with the folks at Booksellers, I walked out to Sale Road, which is a cafe/ bar where I have arranged my lunch meeting. On the way over, managed to see a car accident on Queens Drive – a car rear ended another. It is a gray, misty kind of day today- which must have made the chances of seeing the cars in front and stopping quickly that much more difficult.