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A collection of photographs and stories by Invercargill photographer Rick Harvey

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Old Hunber sedan at Demolition World

The Daily Photo

Starting on January 1st 2017 I embarked on a 365 photo project. My aim was to take one photo a day and post it to the first website/photoblog I set up. I called the blog – logically – The Daily […]


My Answer To Rhein II

It was some years ago that I first stumbled on the name of German photographer Andreas Gursky. I was absolutely astounded to discover that he had, back in 2011, had one of his photographs called Rhein II sell at auction […]


Now You See It…

Now you see it – soon you won’t After a minor legal hiccup work is finally underway on the major redevelopment which will bring new life to the heart of Invercargill’s city centre. So it’s a case of now you […]

F8 And Be There

F8 And Be There…or how to disguise a series of bad photographs I don’t know how many different settings my Nikon D5100 has. I just know there are a lot. Normally I would remember to check that the settings are […]

A Waiheke Island Getaway

  I recently turned 70. Yep – I have reached the magical biblical three score years and ten. Actually I guess magical should be mythical as we all tend to live a lot longer these days – and I certainly intend […]

Meet The Occasional Photoblogger

I am Rick Harvey - The Occasional Photoblogger

I don’t think anyone really likes having their photo taken, especially photographers, and I am no exception. But for better or worse that is me across to the left.

To cut to the chase – I am Rick Harvey, an amateur photographer from Invercargill in the Deep South of New Zealand.

Essentially I take photos for fun, and everything I do I do on a budget – because I must! I don’t have the latest camera with a zillion megapixels and I don’t have the most expensive glass. My modest Nikon D5100 with its original kit lenses is more than adequate for most things I want to do because, at the end of the day, it is not the camera that makes the picture, it is the person behind the camera.

I am an opportunist photographer and I enjoy taking photographs of ordinary things I see around me, and try to make them appear a little less ordinary and a little more interesting, and while it is always nice to have others appreciate my images, my primary goal is to take photographs that make me happy.

To quote the American photographer David Beckstead:

I believe that every time I press the shutter, I create for myself.

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World Photo Day 2017

For World Photo Day 2017 I have gone for a selection of urban, gritty photos taken during a photo walk […]