Robert Catto

Canadian photographer in Sydney Australia, specialising in arts, events and locations.

permalink There really are some lovely old buildings in Wellington…Ghuznee St this morning, on a cool clear winter’s day.

There really are some lovely old buildings in Wellington…Ghuznee St this morning, on a cool clear winter’s day.

permalink Had a wee preview of the new Oceania exhibition at Te Papa this morning, some really interesting pieces from the collection there!  Definitely worth a look if you’re passing…

Had a wee preview of the new Oceania exhibition at Te Papa this morning, some really interesting pieces from the collection there! Definitely worth a look if you’re passing…

permalink Un tree, la nuit. (In my best Franglais, that.)

Un tree, la nuit. (In my best Franglais, that.)

permalink Seatoun after sunset.

Seatoun after sunset.

permalink Electrician’s here putting in a new ‘smart’ power meter, so everything’s turned off in my office. It’s quiet…almost TOO quiet. Can’t believe the level of ambient disk-spinning, fan-blowing noise I’m accustomed to - and I remember thinking how quiet my Mac Pro was compared to the mothership it replaced!

Electrician’s here putting in a new ‘smart’ power meter, so everything’s turned off in my office. It’s quiet…almost TOO quiet. Can’t believe the level of ambient disk-spinning, fan-blowing noise I’m accustomed to - and I remember thinking how quiet my Mac Pro was compared to the mothership it replaced!

permalink Monday afternoon, Britomart, Auckland.

Monday afternoon, Britomart, Auckland.

permalink This is the part of Canada I think of as home - not the Rocky Mountains they show you in the brochures, I’m afraid. 
Just north of Toronto, on the Great Lakes, lies this wild landscape of granite, pine and fresh, clear water.  (Or, as my friends The Arrogant Worms put it, “we’ve got rocks,  and trees, and trees, and rocks, and rocks, and trees, and…water.”  Ah, the nationalistic pride.)
It’s basically only open for enjoyment in the summer - July & August, primarily - as for half the year the lake freezes, then there’s a month or two of waiting for it to thaw, and eventually it gets warm enough to swim.  And everybody rushes up there for the summer, so the traffic is atrocious!
It’s hard to explain the sheer size of Georgian Bay to New Zealanders back home, but think of it this way: if you add up the five Great Lakes - Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario - they’re roughly the same size as THIS COUNTRY.  So…that’s a lotta water.  Georgian Bay is just a part of Lake Huron, but even it’s far too big to see the other side!

This is the part of Canada I think of as home - not the Rocky Mountains they show you in the brochures, I’m afraid. 

Just north of Toronto, on the Great Lakes, lies this wild landscape of granite, pine and fresh, clear water.  (Or, as my friends The Arrogant Worms put it, “we’ve got rocks, and trees, and trees, and rocks, and rocks, and trees, and…water.”  Ah, the nationalistic pride.)

It’s basically only open for enjoyment in the summer - July & August, primarily - as for half the year the lake freezes, then there’s a month or two of waiting for it to thaw, and eventually it gets warm enough to swim.  And everybody rushes up there for the summer, so the traffic is atrocious!

It’s hard to explain the sheer size of Georgian Bay to New Zealanders back home, but think of it this way: if you add up the five Great Lakes - Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario - they’re roughly the same size as THIS COUNTRY.  So…that’s a lotta water.  Georgian Bay is just a part of Lake Huron, but even it’s far too big to see the other side!

permalink Old Auckland Villa, New North Road Mt Albert.

Gotta say, from the apparent age of this house, it’s about time we stopped calling it NEW North Road, innit?

Old Auckland Villa, New North Road Mt Albert.

Gotta say, from the apparent age of this house, it’s about time we stopped calling it NEW North Road, innit?

permalink Early morning roadside with jandal, Mt Albert. I have no further explanation to offer.

Early morning roadside with jandal, Mt Albert. I have no further explanation to offer.

permalink Another image from LA recently - this is the Metro station at Hollywood and Vine, obviously playing on the neighbourhood’s cinematic past…and conveniently, just a short walk from where Rupert Julian used to live, I found out later!

Another image from LA recently - this is the Metro station at Hollywood and Vine, obviously playing on the neighbourhood’s cinematic past…and conveniently, just a short walk from where Rupert Julian used to live, I found out later!