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PODAS New Zealand 3

6 Dec 2011 at 1:31am

This is on a hill overlooking Queenstown. It is a North Korean Prison camp set made for a movie. It looks so real until you get up close and realise it is wood frame with a concrete wash to make it look like solid concrete walls. It was great fun to shoot and I was surprised to see who they had painted on the side. The top photo was shot with the IQ180, 645DF body and the 28mm F/2.8.

I have been amazed at the people on this workshop. They have come from all over the world to be here. One guy even has 4 Phase one backs and about 6 pro labs in the Philippines. Another guy has his own Phase kit and just bought along his RED Epic to capture some video, it is very cool to be mixing with all the participants. Great people all with the same passion. We are all scratching our heads and trying to work out how Phase are putting on this spread, the value for money is incredible. I have put on so much weight, 3 course meals every day and an open bar! Dangerous to the weak!!! Thats me!

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12 comments

  1. Steve says:

    I expect it would be far less fun inside the joint. Nice one of Peter Eastwang! Too many memories of POW training for my comfort, though.

  2. Are you being paid for this???? You are certainly having way too much fun if you are đŸ˜‰

    I was always suspicious of that Eatway guy!

  3. Sue-ann Tilby says:

    It’s a tough life CF! Love that first shot, amazing!!

  4. paul says:

    Amazing image! Love the foreground detail.

  5. Kris Holmes says:

    Love the composition on this one and the detail and sharpness across the whole frame is just insane. Love the subdued grey/browns….looks like it has been wiped with an old oily rag (I mean that in a nice way).

  6. Stuart says:

    Epic photos, Christian – specially #1. I forgot how great it is over the “duch”, esp the South Island. You should get back there in mid January when there’s a 3 hour twilight and you only need 2 jumpers.

  7. And that bloody Korean movie crew still hasn’t paid me for the usage rights of my image. You were lucky to get up there – it’s been closed since Mike Langford started winning all the photo awards in NZ….

    • You need to get on to them Pete, you look more like a German commandant though! We all had a great laugh at your expense though!! Mike has all the good stuff, no wonder he wins awards! Oh and the fact he is a great photographer helps.

  8. Hi Christian,
    Long time no blog for me, the Peter Eastway image rocks! Well thought out, the Photography Party has been born! We can’t do any worse than the current alternatives, can we! All hail the mighty ‘iTNFP’!!!

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