In my late twenties I had the privilege to spend a few years in New Zealand and experience the ruggedness, beauty and isolation of it’s coastal lines.
I remember the first time I took my then newly aquired Suzuki, an "experienced" white station wagon with over 300k worth of mileage, to the rumored black sand beaches west of Auckland. The decision was quit spontaneous and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. What really sticks in my mind though, is the moment I stepped over the beachgrass covered bank that was blocking the view to the shore. The view that oppened to me felt more like a general swell of awe than any particular sensory reception. I was literally stunned for a few seconds.
During the following years I was determined to explored every corner and nook of this pacific island and here are some shots that were created in the process.