A Film Legacy

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  1. janrzm

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    I recently stumbled upon the work of
    a deceased doctor and amateur photographer from New Zealand called Roland G Phillips-Turner who in the 1950′s and 60′s travelled around remote regions of New Zealand’s North Island doing medical research and documenting his travels with his Leica M5 and Hasselblad 500c.

    Full post here - http://aperturepriority.co.nz/2012/11/06/a-film-legacy-pt-1/

    Here are a couple of samples - click image to enlarge.

    JHSlides-7.jpg


    JHSlides-12.jpg
     
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    Fascinating. They they look so fresh could have been made yesterday. Great find!
     
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    Thanks! He did a great job. Would like to see more.
     
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    Pleased you enjoyed them, I will be posting more on my blog in coming weeks. Also have just been told of more slides I'm yet to see......exciting!
     
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    Very nice indeed!
     
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    And most of them are no Kodachromes...
     
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    I thought that the second picture was somehow different and this becomes clearer on looking at the full size. There was something quite different about Agfa film which carried over into its last offering of Agfa Vista colour neg.

    Technicolour there weren't but they had something about them and we've now lost that colour signature which is a pity

    pentaxuser
     
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    Thanks, there is more to come.

    Also hello and bonjour from another misplaced european living in NZ :smile:

    Cheers, Jason.
     
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    What are the falls in the first image, do you know? To me they have a slight resemblance to Korokoro Falls at Lake Waikaremoana in the north island, mind you, the openness of the scene is misplaced. Beautiful all the same with nostalgic colour.
     
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    Hi, its all detailed in the full post here - http://aperturepriority.co.nz/2012/11/06/a-film-legacy-pt-1/

    The falls are Marokopa Falls in the Waikato. There would be a safety barrier in the scene if I replicated this shot today...:smile:

    I'm not sure what you mean by "the openness of the scene is misplaced"?

    cheers, Jason.
     
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    Korkoro Falls is in dense rainforest as opposed to the relative open area this picture shows, so it can't be the same one (and it isn't, as you've named it). It just struck me as looking quite similar, but of course Korokoro doesn't (to my knowledge) have a safety barrier. :smile:
     
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    I've just googled Korokoro Falls and your quite right there are some simiarities in appearance. There will be a lot more safety barriers around now than there were 40+ years ago when that image was taken.....:smile:
     
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    All those years ago enthusiastic snappers didn't have digital cameras. Now they are falling over themselves (and over cliffs...) in their zealousness to capture the definitive image of once-wild places, hence safety barriers, lookouts, engineered gantries, platforms and steps are appearing even in the most remote rainforests here (in Victoria) and in New Zealand. Where will the chance for real wilderness be, a generation from now? :pouty:
     
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    Congratulations on this Jason...your essays are great, and it is especially nice that you got the equipment as well as the story behind it. And now, you are getting to share that legacy. Pretty cool.
     
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    It's great to see that one guy that we never heard of, just out taking pictures for his own enjoyment, can have left us so much beauty. Many thanks to you and the family.
     
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    Thanks Maren, yes the legacy lives on. :smile:
     
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    Perfectly put Jesse, I know the family appreciate the enjoyment people are getting from these, there are more to come.

    Thanks, Jason.
     
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    Very Nice thanks
     
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    Great find indeed, beautiful images
     
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    Your welcome, keep a look out as there will be more on my website in coming weeks - http://aperturepriority.co.nz

    Cheers, Jason.