Meet the “Dream Team” Q&A with the Collaborating Artists whose work features on Good Shirt’s Collab Tees
101 Gili Air Island style with Blue Marine Dive,
6 Brent Purcell
Long Exposure in Aotearoa
One Way Ticket
When your holiday’s so good you decide to stay on indeﬁnitely
Lauren Bath Vocation meets Vacation
Andrew Penman, Salmonella Dub
110 Food on the Go!
Traveling in Style
25 years of bass beats and as tuned in as ever.
Home country holidays, and next level roadside eats
Tim McKenna Ocean Devotion
Nozawa Onsen Freezing Hot
Enzo Romano Maestro in luce
Simon Shepheard NZ Artist Living Art & Repurposed Relics
Good Shirt’s Adventurers Club, Next Level travel experiences. Good Shirt
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54 Nico Babot Explore - Connect - Create
62 Paul Hilton Call of the Wild
96 The Last Elephants of Leuser
Editor Design Jamie Richards
Cover Image JR, Sunrise on Gili Air
So here we go issue #1 of the Good Stuﬀ e-zine. In creating & growing Good Shirt as an Eco-savvy slow fashion brand the aim is to lessen our impact on the Natural World, through quality product that’s made to last. Just like you Good Shirt has heart, soul and a voice ..... Essentially the brand’s life force comes from the people we collaborate with, from the artisans who make our clothes and accessories, to the Collab Artists whose work features in the print art, music, imagery ..... It includes our Partner Clients in both the B2B & retail space, and of course our supporters, customers all of whom most likely have a higher duty of care for the environment than your average bear. Through this e-zine we’ll share all the good stuﬀ that we’re up to, with collaborating artists, partner clients, CSR initiatives..... You can catch us on social media as well, though in this fast paced world we live in there’s nothing like putting your feet up with a cuppa, a glass of wine or whatever and kicking back for a good old read. I hope you enjoy the mag and it inspires you to dive into your next adventure. ; )
Good Stuff Published on occasion when we’ve got news to share. Think ..... - New collections of Collab Art. - Works in progress. - Updates on our CSR initiatives .... - Travel Missions - Tunes we’re grooving on and more good stuff .....
The future is in the hands of those who explore... and from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love. - Jacques Yves Cousteau
Long Exposure in Aotearoa
When did you develop your interest in photography? I’ve always owned a camera but about four years ago I purchased a dslr and discovered long exposure.
What is it that you ﬁnd so addicting with photography? Getting outside witnessing and capturing beautiful sunrises and sunsets in amazing locations. You know when you have the shot the of the day but always you're striving for better light and better conditions. Could you describe the creative process you work through in capturing an image? Always looking for leading lines, and composing a shot with foreground, middle ground and background. Any top tips for aspiring landscape photographers? Do your homework. Use an app like Photopills to know where you need to be in relation to the sun, moon or stars and when. Shoot wide and think through your composition. Fill the frame. Shoot, shoot and shoot some more. You learn something every time. Have fun!
What’s the best nature buzz you’ve experienced while out and about shooting images? Shooting the Milky Way over Nugget Point when the Aurora Australis made an appearance. The South Island pretty much your second home. If you could pop a wee cabin down at one of the spots you’ve visited (With DOC permission of course) so you could wake up to the view on a regular basis where would it be & why? Milford Sound! Its ever changing, has the most dramatic weather, incredible reﬂections, Mitre Peak and huge numbers of fantastic waterfalls. If you were to pen a quick “locals guide” to Hamilton what would be your tips to visitors for the following; Great place to Stay? Because I live here I don't stay elsewhere in the area but it has a great variety of accommodation from backpackers to 5 star. Best Eats? Madam Woo, Victoria Street Bistro, Hydro Cafe. Photographic hot spots to visit? Raglan, Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton Gardens, Waikato River, Hobbiton. Local specialities? The surf at Raglan and the Zealong Tea Estate. What’s on your playlist this month ? Passenger What photographic locations are within an hour of your base? Marakopa Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Blue Springs, Wairere Falls,
Images courtesy of Brent Purcell @brentpurcell.nz
Vocation meets Vacation Dubbed “Australia’s ﬁrst professional Instagrammer” it sounds like you must have looked at Instagram diﬀerently than most people. What was the future vision you had/ have for Instagram when you made the switch from Chef to ProfessionaLInstagrammer? To be completely honest, when I started Instagram there wasn’t even an inkling that the platform would lead to any sort of opportunities or career change for me, and that has been a massive point of diﬀerence. I never had any sort of ulterior motive for posting on Instagram. I wasn’t after “instafame’ because it didn’t exist. I just loved photography and loved to share. However, just over a year after I started using the platform I did start to wonder if I could do something with my growing audience and I decided to bring them along for the ride with me as I aimed to transition from my life as a chef to a career doing something with travel photography. It’s that rare combination of authentic beginnings but early recognition of opportunity that got me to where I am today.
What was the turning point when you saw your photography career really took oﬀ? I actually don’t consider myself a photographer. I consider myself a traveler, a marketer and a storyteller and I use photography as a tool to do my job well. My work as a professional instagrammer started to take oﬀ within the ﬁrst twelve months of quitting my jobs. Let’s say from mid 2013. So any new and exciting plans for 2018, or simply a rinse & repeat of a great 2017? Every year is diﬀerent and every year sees me quietly working away on other ideas and projects separate to my work with travel and Instagram. The year before last I launched my own conference, last year I produced an online course and this year I’m starting a blog and introducing my ﬁrst photography tours to my services. I’m a big fan of business and diversifying. What’s one of the most interesting shoots you’ve done to date, and what made it so? I’d have to say my recent trip to Borneo to work with the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation was a very interesting shoot. I was very focused on my photography and on taking a lot of notes about what I was learning and I had unparalleled access to the animals in care while I was there. It wasn't until I was on my way home that I stopped for breath and let out all of the emotion that had built up in me over the week I was shooting. What an honor and an experience to have worked on that project! Spending so much time on the road with your various travel assignments, you must have it pretty dialed as to your essential travel items, what are they? Every thing that I do has a reason, I have mastered the art of packing and traveling! The most important consideration is always, “what happens if something breaks”. To cover myself for all eventualities I travel with spare cameras, phones and sometimes even tripods. All of my essential work related gear stays close to me as carry on luggage and my suitcase it always semi packed at home, waiting for clothes and shoes to suit the destination.
Images courtesy of Lauren Bath @laurenepbath
What do you think is generally people’s biggest misconception of the travel media industry? That it’s a dream job! Haha. I mean, it is deﬁnitely a dream job but basically say goodbye to life as you know it. I work 7 days a week, through jetlag, sickness and exhaustion. I work on my birthday, on holidays and after stepping oﬀ a 15-hour economy ﬂight. You also really have to be quite extroverted. If you love your own space and wouldn't call yourself a people person then you’ll suﬀer doing what I do. You need to have a great attitude at all times, because who complains when they travel for a job? If you think the above sounds ﬁne then you’re half way there. A strong work ethic, good attitude and strong personality will all bode you well for a career in travel. What’s on your playlist this month? Ed Sheeran because not so long ago I saw him in concert, Toto’s Africa because I’m not long back from Africa and I’m daggy like that and Passenger because it’s always a fave.
If you were to pen a quick “locals guide” to Main Beach, Queensland what would be your tips to visitors for the following; Great place to stay? QT Surfers Paradise, it’s so close you could almost call it Main Beach. Best Eats? Senza Nome on Tedder Ave for gorgeous Italian food and a great wine list! Photographic hot spots to visit? If you’re sticking to Main Beach I’d deﬁnitely recommend the Spit. There’s a long jetty, a dog beach and even westerly facing views over the Broadwater. Local specialities? Seafood, if you’re in to that sort of thing. The trawlers pull in right near Pete’s Seafood Restaurant. I’m a vegetarian though.
Learn how to get paid to travel from instagrammer Lauren Bath, writer Georgia Rickard and blogger Liz Carlson. Info on website â€“ www.thetravelbootcamp.com
Traveling in Style When did you decide to pursue photography as a career, and what was it about photography that inspired that choice? I started to do this full time in 2017. I never thought it’s going to be a career. It was a hobby, both travel and photography and due to Instagram eventually it lead into a profession due to high demand from brands/ tourism board who saw my work. What or who inspires you when developing ideas for a client and their photo shoot? I am very much inspired by myself actually. What I would like to do on a holiday. What would be my preference. What would I love to see. What I am actually thinking right on the spot. What was my imagination prior to the trip. Is there any WOW moment of a location you’ve photographed that stands out above all others? Yes, it was The Gate at Bohemian Switzerland, Czech Republic. The view was unbelievably breathtaking but I did not have a ﬁlter and tripod with me because of the long hike. Nevertheless the memories remain. What’s your favourite thing about travel ? / least favourite thing about travel? Fave, The excitement of planning the trip and the feeling of going somewhere new. Least fave, the sad feeling when the trip has come to an end.
As a seasoned luxury travel photographer do you have any advice for aspiring travel photographers? First of all you need learn basic camera operation. Secondly you need to travel to create portfolio. Third you need to establish networking be it on social media or in real life. Fourth you need to stay humble and improve your skills time after time. If you were to pen a quick “locals guide” to Jakarta what would be your tips to visitors for the following; Great place to Stay? Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta. Urban oasis in the chaotic Jakarta. Best Eats? Kafe Betawi for authentic Indonesian food, Cork n Screw for a chill hangout, Altitude for amazing view of Jakarta. Photographic hot spots to visit? I only like to shoot cityscape in Jakarta but you need a building’s permission. If not, the HI roundabout is not a bad idea. Local specialty? Deﬁnitely try nasi goring (fried rice) as it was named one of the most popular dishes in the world. (#2 in CNN travel’s World’s 50 best foods, with Indonesia’s Rendang taking the #1 spot in the 2018 readers choice poll). What’s on your playlist this month? Young, dumb, and broke by Khalid, Best Part by Daniel Caesar, Call out my name by The Weeknd
Images courtesy of Christina Tan @sassychris1
No doubt a tough choice, but is there any particular photographic experience you’ve had that just blew you away in the moment with some awesome images the end result ? A few years ago in Moorea French Polynesia, we were lucky to meet a huge humpback whale and her calf, who both were very playful, water clarity was unreal…. Some of the images I got from that encounter are still some of my best portfolio shots. Also always winners are any big wave session in Teahupoo :) With a super impressive range of photographic equipment to capture the diverse subjects you shoot, is their any particular piece of kit that’s your go to, you know a trusty workhorse ? The Nikon D5 camera still the fastest and most sturdy of my cameras. In reading an interview Bali Belly did with Captain Kenny, Kenny mentions you as one of the guys that stood up and got stuck in helping out massively by tending to the injured in what was a severe boating accident. Have you had any other travel experiences more full on than that ? Any reﬂections on that experience? You could hardly have a more radical experience than that accident oﬀ the coast of Lombok. I will never forget the faces of those children that had just lost their father so tragically.
First seeing your work in various surf mags back in the day, and more recently through your Instagram gallery, where there’s a whole lot more than surf photography going on has this always been the case or have you grown the number of genres you work in over the years? I have always worked in various ﬁelds… Although specialised in action sports, I’ve always loved shooting fashion, landscapes, aerials …. They were always part of my portfolios packages. With the rise of digital photography , the internet and social media massively changing your chosen profession what have been some of the pros & cons you’ve seen these technologies have brought to your business? The work ﬂow and productivity has certainly increased… But it’s great to be able to check your work while shooting, and reassure clients. Sending and selling photos is also faster. Social medias have given us far more reach and opportunities than we’ve never had before although it’s time consuming. If you were to pen a quick “locals guide” to Tahiti what would be your tips to visitors for the following; Great place to Stay? Vanira Lodge, Teahupoo Best Eats? The Umete Taravao or Snack Tavania Vairao Photographic hot spots to visit? Teahupoo, Vaipahi Gardens. Local specialty? T“Poisson Cru” the locale ceviche with fresh ﬁsh and coconut milk What’s on your playlist this month ? Sarah Lancman “a contretemps”
Images courtesy of Tim & Stephanie McKenna @timmckenna / @kayamckenna
Tahiti, French Polynesia Image courtesy of Tim McKenna @timmckenna
Reunion Island Image courtesy of Tim McKenna @timmckenna
Tahiti, French Polynesia Image courtesy of Tim McKenna @timmckenna (Model: @kayamckenna)
Teahupoo, Tahiti, French Polynesia Image courtesy of Tim McKenna @timmckenna (Surfer: @matahidrollet)
Sochi, Russia Image courtesy of Tim McKenna @timmckenna
Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia Image courtesy of Tim McKenna @timmckenna
Tetiaroa, Society Islands, French Polynesia Image courtesy of Tim McKenna @timmckenna
Maestro in luce
When did you decide to make photography your career? After winning a battle against a cancer I have thought that as life can be taken unexpectedly, it is best to live our life to the fullest and follow our dreams/ passions and this what motivated me to become a photographer full time. What is it that you most enjoy about photography? I like to express my world and my feelings through images.
Since I ﬁrst started following you on Instagram two things are obvious through your photography. The ﬁrst your love of Italy and secondly, that not only are you constantly exploring Italy but also exploring new artistic directions with your photography and editing. So two questions there I guess ; The 1st, do you have a favourite place to travel to / shoot in Italy ? Yes, Venice The 2nd, What is your current focus with regard to the artistic direction of your photography ? I would like to specialise in portrait photography. Before going on a photo shoot what are the type of things you do in preparation to make for a smoother days shooting ? Take a relaxing walk in the middle of nature.
Quando hai deciso di fare della fotograﬁa la tua carriera? Dopo aver vinto una battaglia contro un cancro, ho pensato che siccome la vita può essere portata via inaspettatamente, è meglio vivere la nostra vita al massimo e seguire i nostri sogni / passione e questo che mi ha spinto a diventare fotografo a tempo pieno. Che cosa ti piace di più della fotograﬁa? Mi piace esprimere il mio mondo e i miei sentimenti attraverso le immagini. Da quando ho iniziato a seguirti su Instagram, due cose sono evidenti attraverso la tua fotograﬁa. Il primo è il tuo amore per l'Italia e, in secondo luogo, che non solo stai costantemente esplorando l'Italia, ma anche esplorando nuove direzioni artistiche con la tua fotograﬁa e il tuo editing. Ti voglio fare quindi due domande; La prima , hai un posto preferito dove ti piace viaggiare / scattare foto in Italia? Si, Venezia
Images courtesy of Enzo Romano @_enk_
Qual è il tuo attuale focus per quanto riguarda la direzione artistica della tua fotograﬁa? Mi piacerebbe specializzarmi in ritratti. Prima difare uno shooting quali sono le cose che fai per prepararti a scattare con più tranquillità? Soliamente faccio una passeggiata immerso nella natura.
Great place to Stay? / Un ottimo posto dove stare? Westin Palace Milan Best Eats? / Miglior Ristorante, bar ? Il pomodorino Photographic hot spots to visit? / Hot spot fotograﬁci da visitare ? Arco della pace during the sunrise Arco della pace Durante l'alba
Local speciality? / Specialità locali? Risotto allo zaﬀerano What’s on your playlist this month? / Cosa c'è nella tua playlist questo mese? Ed sheeran eh Andrea Bocelli - perfect symphony
Enzo Romano Images courtesy of Enzo Romano @_enk_
Hello, my name is Vincenzo Romano, known as Enk. I am 32 years old and I was born and raised in Milan. My great love for photography was born in a particularly diﬃcult time of my life. After winning a battle against a disease I decided to leave my old job to make photography my future. In addition to being a photographer for weddings and events I have been collaborating for several years with diﬀerent brands, hotels and tourist boards for sponsorships on my Instagram proﬁle, but also for creating ad hoc exclusive photo and video content for use on social channels and websites. To take photographs I use my Nikon D810 and D7100.
Ciao, mi chiamo Vincenzo Romano, conosciuto come Enk. Ho 32 anni e sono nato e cresciuto a Milano. Il mio grande amore per la fotograﬁa nacque in un periodo particolarmente diﬃcile della mia vita. Dopo aver vinto una battaglia contro untumore ho deciso di lasciare il mio vecchio lavoro per rendere la fotograﬁa il mio futuro. Oltre ad essere fotografo per matrimoni ed eventi ho iniziato a collaborare da alcuni anni con diﬀerenti brand, hotel ed enti turistici per sponsorizzazioni sul mio proﬁlo Instagram ma anche per la creazione ad hoc di contenuti esclusivi e video fotograﬁci da utilizzare su canali social e siti internet. Per scattare utilizzo le mie Nikon D810 e D7100.
Photographic Panache When did you ﬁrst get bitten by the photobug, and how long after this before you decided to make it your career? Photography has always been my passion but it was when I moved to Paris that the passion increased. 3 years after I arrive to Paris I decided to make photography my career (2012)
When on a travel assignment any special tricks you use to plan / divide up your working day, to get the most out of it? Yes, the 1st thing I do is to check on internet the existing photos of the place during sunset and sunrise to get an idea of what I can get. I never copy other photographers but I use their images as inspiration. The next thing I do is to check the weather. Based on that I decide in which day I’ll take photos during sunrise and with days during sunset and the locations. Do you have a favourite season to photograph ? If so what is it that you most like about the season and what it brings to an image. Yes, my favorite season is spring. This is because all the colors come back, there is more light and the people look happier.
What’s the main focus of your photography for 2018? Any new directions that you’re looking to take your work? This year I would like to work for traveling and nature magazines. I’d like to explore new countries. You have some iconic images where you bring a real sense of romance/ beauty to a scene that may be predominately architectural. What are the main elements you look to bring together to create these Next Level images? There are 3 important things I always have in mind in order to make a “great” photo: 1. Composition: putting the elements in order to make my photo more attractive. 2. Light: I shoot during magic hour or when is the best for the photo I’m looking for. 3. Edition: enhancing the colors and contrast of my images. If you were to pen a quick “locals guide” to Paris what would be your tips to visitors for the following; Great place to Stay? My favorite place to stay in Paris is Plaza Athenee. It’s a 5 star hotel with a beautiful view of the city and the Eiﬀel Tower. It’s located in the luxury couture area and just a few blocks away from Champs Elysées Avenue. (Image on right shot from Plaza Athenee) Best Eats? The best places to eat are the ones far from touristic areas or landmarks. For French food look for “Brasseries”. One of my favorite restaurants is La Maison Blanche. A picnic at the Champs de mars or Jardins du Trocadero is also a good idea. Photographic hot spots to visit in Paris? Trocadero , Champs de mars, The pyramid of the louvre, Montmartre, Top of arc de triomphe, Top of Sacre coeur, Top of Montparnasse tower (best view of Paris) Pont Alexandre II. What’s on your playlist this month? Playlist? Music? I like rock like RHCP, Muse, Metallica and Molotov.
Images courtesy of Saúl Aguilar @saaggo
Explore - Connect - Create How’s the move from NZ to Canada treating you? What are you missing most about NZ,and what’s got you buzzing on life in Canada? I might sound cliché, but I'll take the risk anyway: I love challenging myself and Canada provided me with plenty of challenges! It's never easy to move to another country, a lot of things that you took for granted in your everyday life (buy a car, order a coﬀee, open a bank account, ...) are done in a diﬀerent way and you need to adapt to that. But I love this, it keeps you young. What I miss the most about New Zealand though are pink sunrises and going for a run on the Banks peninsula. What inspires your photography and how does this inspiration transfer to your images? I love peaceful sceneries. That's what inspires me the most. I need to feel at peace when I shoot and if the moment doesn't feel right I will not take a shot. I have even walked away from great compositions at sunset just because a loud group of people arrived on location.
When did you ﬁrst get into photography and what was the tipping point when you decided to turn your passion for photography into your chosen profession? I wish I could say photography has always been part of my life but for me, travel and exploring came ﬁrst. I’ll admit, I was lucky. I learned to swim in the Caribbean islands, had my ﬁrst kiss in Romania and knew how to count in Chinese before I knew how to ride a bicycle. After a lot of travel around the world, I ended up settling in New Zealand for 10 years, mainly attracted by its mountains and landscapes. And that's when I started to take an interest into photography. That interest kept growing until it took over my entire life! In your ideal landscape images, what key elements do you look for to take the image Next Level? I ﬁrst need an interesting subject and great light. If I get those two elements, the next thing I'll be looking for are reﬂections. I love to play with those to create balance in my images. When it comes to when traveling for landscape photography what camera lenses and equipment are your must haves? Probably the single most important piece of gear to me are... Memory cards… it's very hard to take a picture without memory cards nowadays! More seriously, it probably comes from my background but for me, being mobile is the most important and that's what inﬂuences my choices in gears. My go to set up is, - One body and one lense (16-35mm) - A tripod - Two ﬁlters (one graduated and one ND10) I strongly believe that you don't need much to take good pictures. What is important is to be at the right place at the right time. What projects or plans on the agenda for 2018, more epic adventures planned ? I have a few ski touring trips planned in the Canadian Rockies, and then I will be oﬀ to Lofoten for three weeks of hiking. Then the Dolomites for an astro photography project and Tajikistan in July where I will be exploring some of the northen mountains of this incredible country. This should be an interesting ﬁrst half of the year!
Images courtesy of Nico Babot @thekiwifrog
If you were to pen a quick “locals guide” to your new home in the Canadian Rockies what would be your tips to visitors for the following; Great place to Stay? If you have the chance to stay at Emerald lake lodge, that place is amazing. Another place is this quirky lodge on the Iceﬁeld Parkway called Num Ti Jah Lodge. Best Cafe? The Rave café in Canmore as some amazing roast. If you are into coﬀee, you can't miss that place. Photographic hot spots to visit? The Iceﬁeld Parkway provides plenty of photography opportunities but if you have a bit of time in your hand I would strongly recommend to walk in the Assiniboine and Yoho National Parks. Those are 2 of my favourite parks in the world. Local specialty? The poutine. It is originaly from the french part, but you can ﬁnd it pretty much everywhere in Canada. Probably more recommended on a cold winter evening as it involves french fries, melted cheese and gravy... Not the lightest meal! What’s on your playlist this month ? Ok, so before I answer to that, you need to promise me you will not judge me... Ok, so in my playlist are Taylor Swift, Les Cowboy Fringants (a french Canadian group), Foo Fighters and Katy Perry... I know, that's all over the place! What would you like for people take away from your work? Without a doubt: getting out and explore. People constantly ask me where some of my shots have been taken and I have no problem sharing that with them.There is a well-known and powerful Māori concept called Tūrangawaewae. Literally tūranga (standing place), waewae (feet), it is often translated as ‘a place to stand’. Tūrangawaewae are places where we feel especially empowered and connected. They are our foundation, our place in the world, our home. If I can inspire people to go and explore, this means that they’ll have a chance to connect with their land and maybe ﬁnd their own Tūrangawaewae. What is your best photography related tip? Take your time. For me photography is about enjoying the places I am trying to capture. Once again, I love to see how the light inﬂuences the scene in front of me and how much a landscape can change from one moment to the other. It is not unusual for me to spend several hours in one location, just getting familiar with it, trying diﬀerent compositions and waiting for the perfect moment to take the shot.
Call of the Wild
Paul Hilton’s love of the natural world and the wildlife that inhabits it is evident in his work, with the numerous awards Paul has received for his Conservation Photography recognition not only of Paul’s talent behind the lens, but also for the tenacity shown in chasing down the facts to expose the grisly underbelly of the illegal wildlife trade, as well as global environmental andconservation causes that he is passionate about.
Tell us a bit about your career and how you became a conservation photojournalist? I grew up in North Queensland, and everyday after school I would go to Parks & Wildlife to see what I could do to help out so my love of the outdoors and wildlife started at a young age. In 1996 I began my photographic career as an assistant with a commercial photographer, so learning about working with diﬀerent types of ﬁlm, both negative & slide ﬁlm, and diﬀerent styles of lighting techniques. By 2000 I was planning my own photo shoots and working hard to get photographic assignments. In 2001 working on assignment for Animals Asia Foundation on an exposé focused on the rescuing of Asiatic Black Bears which where being taken from the wild and having their bile drained by repeatedly injecting a catheter into their gallbladder while still alive to drain the bile for use in traditional chinese medicines, liqueurs, shampoos and soaps. A horriﬁc practice that still continues until this day with 7-10,000 captive bears enduring ongoing suﬀering. With the Bear bile farming story picked up and published by National Geographic and later winning the Ark Trust Award things were headed in the right direction for a career in conservation photojournalism. Continuing work with the commercial photographer, whilst doing some pro-bono work, some work for NGO’s and getting some grants to be able to continue to work on conservation based projects. Images courtesy of Paul Hilton @paulhiltonphoto
Then in 2006 I began working on the Man and Shark Project, together with Alex Hoﬀord, which explores the barbaric practice of shark-ﬁnning in developing nations, tracking the trade from the ﬁns being cut oﬀ the shark to tables of consumers in Hong Kong and China who are largely unaware the havoc their delicacy of shark ﬁn soup is causing to marine eco-systems around the world. With this project resulting in the 2010 publishing of a bilingual book and a short documentary “Man & Shark” (co authored with Alex Hoﬀord) So while I’d travelled and taken photos as a hobby it was working as a Photographers Assistant where things began to take oﬀ for never imagined. https://vimeo.com/7645560 Llink to Man & Shark video
You’ve had some pretty big wins with the conservation work you do, and as big as those wins are there is still so much to do! Any tricks you can share on how you stay positive, in the face of environmental problems that to the average person may seem insurmountable? My kids keep me inspired …. With much of my work focusing on the destruction of environment and species, I also ﬁnd it important to focus on the beauty of these species and the environments which they inhabit it’s that balance that keeps things in perspective. What’s the best nature buzz you’ve experienced while out and about shooting images? Getting in the water with cetacean, Blue whales, Sperm Whales, Humpback Whales. Also seeing Forest Elephants in their environment, communicating with each other going about their day is a very moving experience.
So you’re hanging at home, If you were to pen a quick “locals guide” to Bali what would be your tips to visitors for the following; Best Eats? So many good choices in Bali it’s hard to chose just one. In Canggu, “Pelaton” is a great spot. Photographic hot spots to visit? Nusa Penida, diving with Manta Rays is a great experience. Local specialty? Gado Gado What’s on your playlist this month? Whatever my kids are listening to ; ) , plus Dire Straits, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons …
Leuser Ecosystem, Sumatra, Indonesia IImage courtesy of Paul Hilton @paulhiltonphoto
Manta Rays, Indonesia Image courtesy of Paul Hilton @paulhiltonphoto
Sumatran Elephants, Leuser Ecosystem, Indonesia Image courtesy of Paul Hilton @paulhiltonphoto
‘The Pangolin Pit’
Natural History Museum; Winner 2016 The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image Paul Hilton, UK/Australia
Wildlife photojournalism at it’s most grisly. Paul’s image of 4,000 defrosting pangolins, which were found in Medan, Indonesia, hidden in a shipping container behind a façade of frozen fish. With all eight species (4 Asian/ 4 Africian) of Pangolin trafficked this makes the Pangolin the world’s most trafficked animal. Pangolin meat and blood is eaten as a delicacy illegally supplied to “high class” restaurants through black market suppliers and is extremely expensive ranging from US$1,750 - US$7,000. The Pangolins scales are used in Traditional Chinese Medicines, believed to treat a variety of ailments, though there is no scientific evidence to support this belief. Paul Hilton says “Wildlife crime is big business, It will stop only when the demand stops.”
Image courtesy of Paul Hilton @paulhiltonphoto
Leuser Ecosystem, Sumatra, Indonesia Image courtesy of Paul Hilton @paulhiltonphoto
Papua, Indonesia Image courtesy of Paul Hilton @paulhiltonphoto
Andrew Penman Salmonella Dub
You kicked oﬀ the year with some epic shows celebrating Salmonella Dub’s 25th Anniversary, where you reunited with Tiki Taane, so what’s coming up for Salmonella Dub in the 2nd 1/2 of 2018? Any more shows planned with Tiki / and or other musicians / bands ? for your fans to look forward to! It is July 6th 2018 and I am on a ﬂight to Cairns to wake up the dementia Australia has shown to their Great Barrier Reef. The Salmonella Dub Sound System represent Sal Dub at the “Reef Beat Fest” tomorrow night. Then we ﬂy to Brunswick Heads Sunday for a late arvo show In the Hotel Brunswick with our very special guest Nino Birch from Beat Rhythm Fashion. I ﬂy back into the Studio Monday. Ian our original engineer aka Icemac’s studio is in Otautahi Mainland Aotearoa. Mark, Deaks and I are working on a couple more riddum beds for our new album before Harry (Soulware) our production guru arrives to mix. We have 14 tracks on the go aiming for 16 on this album… some are heading towards 10-12 minute arrangements. The plan is to mix in spring this year and drop it all in late summer 2019. We have just dropped our box set of 10 x 12” vinyl in a delux box with pictorial book. The pre-orders are selling fast To check it out tap on the box set below! What’s the vibe Salmonella Dub look to conjure up when playing a live show? Heartfelt deep thought with a tongue and cheek view of our cultural landscape. Do you have a favourite live venue to play? If so which venue is that, and what makes it special? Caanan Downs, The Marble Mountain, Takaka hill Big love Gathering styles. Check the pre-historic~history 1996-2000.
Images courtesy of Andrew Penman/ Salmonella Dub
So not exactly a news ﬂash but the digital age has massively transformed the landscape of music, so from your perspective how has that impacted yourselves as a band, both the good & the bad? In the words of Stephen Hawking “AI will become all bad.” For us musically It is becoming closer to the time when we drop all pretence, all electronics and communicate purely with the instruments taking command … not the machines that might command us to produce… Spotify and iTunes have decimated the concept of music… like Bach, Beethoven and Mozart we need to reﬁne the future of publishing.
25 years, that’s some achievement, any insights, tips you might like to share to other bands whom would like to enjoy such longevity? Dream big, but keep your feet in the vege patch. So I’m lovin’ the single “World She Waits” from your latest album “Commercial Grates 2018 version” resonating with me in more ways than one, can you share a bit about the inspiration behind this song …. This is the ﬁrst collaboration of 3 we have penned w i t h N i n o B i r c h i n t h e l a s t y e a r f ro m i co n i c Wellington band Beat Rhythm Fashion. “World She Waits” is about indigenous land rights. We started this creative process after we were rejected for requesting Nino play a song of ours to represent the NZ Recorded Music Industry Awards.
Images courtesy of Andrew Penman/ Salmonella Dub
Commercial Grates is our collection of radios cuts. It ain’t so much a new album, more an anthology of the 25 years of “cheese” grated for radio. Many of these tracks were not released digitally. We prefer to write full length tunes for long play albums, and in the process have leanrt the art of crafting/ cutting versions for radio. This is our representation of those 30 tracks from the last 25 years. So you’re hanging at home , If you were to pen a quick “locals guide” to Nelson what would be your tips to visitors for the following; Great place to stay? Kimi Ora Eco Resort, Kaiteriteri Best Eats? Scampi at Mapua boatshed. Good things to check out? Abel Tasman National Park! Local speciality? LIFE and Kaimoana. What’s on your playlist this month ? Hunters and Collectors “Talking to a Stranger” on vinyl!
Your Turn Andrew, any questions you wished I’d asked but never did? Andrew: Have you got a Good Shirt, and how do you feel about washing it? Jamie @goodshirt.co: Yep, I’ve got a few Good Shirts. I like washing them, I don’t like washing them. I’d better explain that in more detail as my answer may seem a bit warped. The answer not as simple as the question, so here goes the deep dive ....
I like washing my clothes simply because fresh smelling clothes are better than mingin smelling clothes. In addition to this with respect to Good Shirt, at the development phase, it gives me real world testing of the garments durability, how well a Good Shirt will wear over the long term. This testing has already resulted in working several diﬀerent textile mills to get the best fabric in terms of performance and longevity. My view on a products sustainability encompassing the material/s used, the expected lifespan, and the working conditions of those persons producing the product. Why I don’t like washing clothes. Recent studies show that all clothes release microﬁbres which ends up in our food chain, and with synthetic ﬁbres the lifespan of these microﬁbers inﬁnitely longer than those of natural ﬁbres. For the deep dive on this and how to drastically reduce microﬁbres while washing your clothes, read on. Deep Dive into Recycled PET fabrics & why Good Shirt has chosen to launch with these fabrics. While people like the sound of recycling, wearing a recycled plastic bottle doesn't sound that appealing "Is it breathable?" the most common question I get asked. Then there's the issue of microﬁbers that all clothes shed when washed, These microﬁbers entering our waterways/ oceans and ﬁnding their way into the food chain. Recycled PET, Polyester, Nylon and other synthetics not biodegradable as are the microﬁbers from Natural ﬁbres such as cotton, hemp....
“It’s not at all like wearing a plastic bottle!”
From the point of view of you the wearer, with the fabric made using recycled plastic bottles that goes into a Good Shirt, it's not at all like wearing a plastic bottle! With the look and handfeel of a luxe cotton, the fabric is a very breathable performance fabric. Dri-Cool moisture wicking properties combined with quick drying raising your comfort level. The fabric is also infused with a leading edge antimicrobial produced using recycled coﬀee grounds stops bacteria from your sweat forming in the garment, keeping your Good Shirt smelling fresh over the garments life.
The fabric/ garment's life span is considerably longer than that of cotton. Recycled polyester is more resistant to stains, requires less energy to wash & dry. With in depth testing by independent 3rd party bluesign® an international organisation whom sets high standards for the sustainable production of textiles veriﬁes the fabric/s we are using as sustainable, free of harmful chemicals, dyes and BPA.
Spending considerable time researching many areas and fabrics before deciding on launching with fabrics produced using recycled plastic bottles the conclusion was not as easy a choice as you might think. We live in an imperfect world and short of going naked any fabric you care to name will have a negative impact on the Natural World, except it seems hemp, so we'll be taking a good look at other fabrics including hemp in our ranges down the track, but right now there are millions of tons of plastic to clean up so we'll give that a nudge ﬁrst. While fabrics made using recycled PET (Plastic bottles) are not the perfect solution they certainly tick a lot of boxes with a positive outcome.
So the following is my reasoning, you're most welcome to add to the conversation, with comments, advice, alternate viewpoints, solutions .... many minds coming together speeding up positive progress. We're starting Good Shirt. with a strong focus on the global plastic problem, simply because it's most likely the single biggest man-made threat to the Natural World as a whole. Especially our oceans, with all the data out there, governments and businesses alike are very slow to respond with positive plans to resolve this problem so clearly it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
Ponder these facts While our dependence on fossil fuels lessens and oil companies make feel good ads regarding r e n ewa b l e s (w i n d , s o l a r , g e ot h e r m a l , t i d a l ) * since 2010 Fossil fuel companies are among those who invested more than US$180 billion into new facilities that will produce the raw material for everyday plastics from packaging to bottles, trays and cartons. The new facilities – being built by corporations like Exxon Mobile Chemical and Shell Chemical – will help fuel a 40% rise in plastic production in the next decade, according to experts, exacerbating the plastic pollution crisis that scientist warn already risks “near permanent pollution of the earth.” Alternate Fabrics that at ﬁrst glance appear a smarter choice for the environment not so clear when weighing in with all the facts. Natural Fibers such as Cotton use a for example use high levels of pesticides & insecticides to accelerate growth and increase yield, these chemicals leaching into land, waterways and oceans. Even organic cotton not a darling, whilst there isn't the same chemical dependance in the growing of organic cotton, approx 2,700 litres of water are required to produce enough organic cotton for one (1) tee shirt, that fact alone taking the fabric down a fair few notches when looking at it's sustainability cred.
Bamboo fabrics are almost exclusively created using the viscose process, which leaves a trail of seriously bad chemical waste as a by-product of the production process, with no eco-friendly solution yet available for the disposal of this waste bamboo fabrics green image not on par with the reality .... the list goes on.
‘It’s hard making the perfect choice in an imperfect world.’ So I'm thinking we can simply all go naked (yeah, nah!) or pick the lesser of these evils. It’s hard making the perfect choice in an imperfect world! Cleaning up plastic waste through recycling deﬁnitely not a bad thing and given the current state of plastics in our oceans and the projected increases it's an area that needs a massive amount of attention to attain a viable solution to the problem. This type of initiative simply one in an array of eﬀorts to clean up what is fast becoming a global disaster.
The microﬁbers in recycled PET fabrics, polyester and other synthetics while not natural or biodegradable ﬁber as is cotton, they can easily be caught in your washing machine in several ways,
In addition, washing your clothes less often and washing with a full load. This not only reduces your water consumption but with a full load there's less friction caused resulting in less microﬁbers.
(a) Coraball™ (b)Guppyfriend™ (c) Having a lint ﬁlter installed for your washing machine.
This same result of less friction can be achieved by using washing liquid vs powder. Washing in cold water also reducing microﬁbers.
Advances will likely move quickly in this area, supply meeting demand, with the innovators ﬁnding a USP and proﬁtability within the solution. With solutions already available, it won't be long before some smart engineer takes things Next Level with the solution built directly into washing machines. It may even be those kiwi legends at Fisher & Paykel, given they have a bit of a rep for innovation and leading edge design ; ) The jury is still out in the scientiﬁc community as to whether these microﬁbers entering waterways, and the food chain are causing us harm. I'm neither a doctor or a scientist, but it doesn't sound like it's going to be good for you to me, so err on the side of caution here I say, and take steps to collect and reduce microﬁbers when washing your clothes. These microﬁbers are deﬁnitely not killing marine and bird life, single use plastics are, so we'll focus on tackling that immediate problem and cheer on those more qualiﬁed and committed to ﬁnding superior solutions to the issue of microﬁbers.
Links to resources used in this text, and in part my decision to focus on recycling and reducing the use of single use plastics wherever possible. * "$180bn investment in plastic factories feeds global packaging binge" The Guardian, www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/26/180bn-investment-in-plastic-factories-feeds-global-packaging-binge
*Bluesign®, https://www.bluesign.com/ *Hemp https://goodonyou.eco/material-guide-hemp/ *Cotton https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/the-impact-of-a-cotton-t-shirt * Microﬁbers http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/pft/2017/3/2/15-ways-to-stop-microﬁber-pollution-now
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“Broke Local” Image of artwork courtesy of Simon Shepheard @si_shep / simonshepheard.com
NZ ARTIST Simon Shepheard
Living Art & Repurposed Relics
In a research project you put together to support your lectureship at the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts, back in 2003 you chose the Wynyard Peninsula in which you put to paper ideas that were in harmony with nature, inclusive of culture and the arts while at the same time enhancing city living. I see key integral elements of your research project of bringing a strong sense of nature into the urban environment, of developing a community venue for art and performances in Singapore’s “Gardens by the Bay”. Gardens by the Bay is also built on reclaimed land and proving to be a huge success for both bringing more of the natural world into the urban environment, making it a community venue for art and performances which has resulted in not a only place for the local community to enjoy, but also a multi purpose venue that is ﬁrmly entrenched as a destination of choice for international tourists visiting Singapore. The designers/ architects of Gardens by the Bay might well have read your research project ay ; ) It’s Interesting to note 15 years later, the council has lit up the Auckland Habour Bridge, the redevelopment of Silo Park hosting art, sculpture, temporary installations and performances of various kinds, food outlets …… How do you think Auckland’s city council has done with the redevelopment of the Wynyard Peninsula to date? Thank you Jamie for framing the Wynyard Peninsula proposal in that very relevant international context. The calibre of ambition represented by those projects seems to be what is missing from the debate in New Zealand. The Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, the High Line Park in New York or the Streets Beach downtown Brisbane are all success stories that respond to the primal needs of the inhabitants rather than pander to the priorities of the usual professionals who drive the big concrete & glass glory projects. My understanding is that council only intended Silo Park as an interim use of that area and the planners, developers and architects are waiting like salivating dogs for the industrial leases to expire. Unfortunately for them it's popularity has left them with a bit of a conundrum and the pressure is on to keep it and I’m hoping that the public demand a lot more - something like Tank Park. What do you think still needs to be done to make the Wynyard Peninsula the best possible urban environment as detailed under the four integrated elements that make up your concept for the area as documented in your research project and take it to that next level that could be considered on a par with Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay. Well ﬁrst the council needs to be honest about the cost beneﬁt to the whole region of doing something like Tank Park. I mean for example their whole calculation needs to include the value of native birdsong - priceless of course! Aucklands' international proﬁle has been undermined by expensive follies like The Cloud - a windowless giant poodle turd on the end of Queens Wharf which replaced a largely intact, 99 year old structure (the Red Shed) built with the largest Kauri beams on the planet. They used the rugby world cup as an excuse for that socio-economic crime & they’re about to do the same to a big chunk of Wynyard Peninsula with the Americas Cup yacht bases.
Yeah so the council leadership needs to do some genuine soul searching about a whole lot of expensive failures & social vandalism. The mayor needs to stop listening to those voices who make a ton of money upfront & leave us with decades of design misery. I'm a surfer/ paddle boarder & anybody who uses the waterfront in any meaningful way - not just eating at another restaurant - can feel the claustrophobia from security cages, hoardings, car parks & the general spiritual poverty of hard edge environments made of concrete, glass and steel not to mention the accompanying noise & fumes. There’s a general absence of soul. There’s nothing Maori. So yeah this kind of idea is certainly about the massive beneﬁts of paying homage to the Kiwi soul as opposed to more of the type of generic architecture found everywhere else.
“Cushy Crooner” Image of artwork courtesy of Simon Shepheard @si_shep / simonshepheard.com
Throughout your body of work you’ve upcycled a variety of items for use as your canvases. What was the initial inspiration to use the wide range of pre-used materials that you repurpose to become canvases for your art works? Do you now consider these repurposed materials of various objects an integral part of future works? When I was a kid my parents didn't expect me to want to build stuﬀ with my hands as they’d already planned academic futures for us, so there where no materials or tools around the property. I learned to improvise I suppose - riﬃng parts of household junk into my fantasy constructions. At art school I sampled from the world of possibilities in the skips around the university & realised that they were also full of ideas - intrinsically political ones. Later I spent years drawing my way around the ancient world and saw how they wasted nothing using only ingenious pragmatism. Like an anthropological dig on steroids there is no other source that is so materially diverse as an urban rubbish pile and they are a proliﬁc fountain of the kind of sweet tensions I like to bathe in everyday. Where does the inspiration for your art works come from? I surf and paint in the same environment - which gives me a huge buzz. I don't really like working (or living) in a box. So I'm always aware of any light or climatic eﬀects on the dynamic landscapes I inhabit. I'm in love with NZs natural assets & ﬁercely protective of them - although there is a sense of powerless pessimism when you see some of the desecration the authorities allow. Like people replacing 400 y/o Pohutakawa trees with a double garage or the oily scum on a stream. So all my optimism is pored into my work - but it's also imbued with a cynical tinge thanks to the narrative preloaded into the materials by their often harsh journey from glory to trash. But it feels like I'm oﬀering them a kind of resurrection & there’s a glimpse of our own redemption by pointing out the value in things we take for granted.
4 Integrated Elements, Simon Shepheard’s answer for the “Wynyard Peninsula Research project” an organically evolvable project.
Image of artwork courtesy of Simon Shepheard @si_shep / simonshepheard.com
Do you have an artistic process you follow before you begin work on a series or a piece? I think most Artists need to make space - an uncluttered environment & a calm mind - to accept the mistakes & minor victories that are standard to the creative process. I like to integrate that as much as possible with my domestic life.It means I can hang with the family anywhere, anytime and keep the momentum going. That's why I don't really have a studio - I hate the idea of going to work. The big thing for me in this latest body of work - the scapes on edited supports - is deciding initially what to paint on what 'canvas' as you put it. That is fraught for me because you never really know what kind of marriage it's going to be - like I said I'm looking for a kind of harmonious tension. The risk of wasting time on something that doesn't succeed causes bouts of productive procrastination, when i’ll do days of unrelated tasks peppered with contemplative scrutiny of the forces I have arraigned about me. What are you working on at the moment ? I've collected some great old frames over the years so I'm curating those - giving them a kind of funky restoration. I want to paint formal style portraits of our cousins the great apes into them. I'm gutted that humans are so removed from the life giving generosity of our mothership Earth - that they are happy to lay waste to her wonders in exchange for mountains of over-manufactured crap. The connection to us shining out through their eyes is profound - they are still family.
Yeah so I’m aiming to give their expression that familial recognition - that realization of kinship across a few million years. I want to capture that moment of epiphany - trigger a kind of primordial empathy that snaps us out of our species arrogance. “Contemplating Man” Image of artwork courtesy of Simon Shepheard @si_shep / simonshepheard.com
Do you have any advice for budding artists pursuing art as a full time career? When I was a rebellious student, Bob Ellis took me aside & counseled me to fuse art into my lifestyle so I could be portable & travel. And thats what I ended up doing. So now my raw materials are anywhere I ﬁnd inspiration. I have a mobile studio - actually a motorhome & i surf, paint & collect stuﬀ along the way. Another mentor, Dick Frizzell advised diversity of medium and to traverse the creative spheres in order to keep inspired & paid. I've had some of my biggest paydays from animation (using ﬂuid materials). Survival as a self-employed artist can be precarious - while money doesn't make you happy, it's very unpleasant when you run out. That's not part of the 'discourse' at art school, but the truth is most students aren't going to be invited into the club and will end up slaves in another context. The industry is ﬁckle and A grade creativity is squandered by a small group of gatekeepers busy playing esoteric games with public funds. Private galleries can be swish retail venues often peddling a kind of architectural accessory. In the long term - to maintain your general freedom - I suggest nurturing alternative income streams so you don’t have to compromise your talent for either. And if you've got something meaningful to say....and want to communicate a vision to a wider audience then I’d say ﬁlm is your medium.
“Lost Soles” Nusa Lembongan Island, Bali, Indonesia Images courtesy of Simon Shepheard @si_shep simonshepheard.com
Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, and the only place that Sumatran tigers, rhinos, orangutans and elephants co-exist in the wild. Due to the loss of large parts of their natural habitat all of these species face a perilous existence with extinction a very real threat. The last wild herds of Sumatran elephants are forced to occupy mountain slopes due to much of their preferred habitat, the lowland forest having been destroyed. This loss of habitat is increasing human-wildlife conﬂict, with the elephants raiding crops of the local communities who inhabit their migration paths. This increased conﬂict is resulting in both deliberate and accidental deaths of elephants through poisoning or electrocution. These factors along with the continuing demand for ivory are having a devastating impact on an already diminished elephant population in Sumatra. Bunta & Abdullah, the elephant and mahout shown in the image below are part of a Conservation Response Unit dedicated to minimising this human - wildlife conﬂict. Together this team help drive wild elephants away when they encroach on local communities farmlands or residences, mitigating potential conﬂict that could cost the elephants their lives. .Whilst some readers may ﬁnd the practice of man riding elephants unacceptable, Bunta is very much a wild elephant and Abdullah the only mahout able to work with Bunta due to the special relationship they have formed. Whether you agree or not with the practice of man riding elephant, this team working together towards a shared goal for the greater good. Tragically since this image was taken Bunta has been poisoned and killed with one of his tusks removed. With a total disregard for the law, wildlife crimes and the illegal ivory trade continue and it is in part the work of both the Elephant Patrol Unit and the Conservation Response Unit in collaboration with local authorities to try to put a stop these abhorrent acts.
" Do you want to live in a world without elephants? I know I don’t” Paul Hilton
" Elephants have long term supportive bonds between family members, so it’s not just a species facing extinction, it’s a massive individual suffering.” Jane Goodall
Image courtesy of Paul Hilton @paulhiltonphoto
The Sumatran elephant is the most endangered of all elephant species with the population believed to number between 1500-2000 in total. Conservation Photo Journalist/ Eco-warrior Paul Hilton has been a such positive force, shining a light on the predicament these elephants and other species whom call the Leuser Ecosystem home. Paul together with Wildlife Asia, and their partners in this initiative, Forum Konservasi, The Painted Group and I Stand With My Pack are driving a comprehensive program to monitor and protect this elephant population. Elephant Patrol Units (EPU) will help protect remaining elephant herds from poachers, through patrolling and removal of snares, poison baits and pit trap. They will work with local communities within elephant migration paths to implement elephant deterrents and strategies for resolving the human-wildlife conﬂict. The eﬀorts of the EPU’s will be greatly aided by the use of GPS / VHF telemetry collars which will not only mitigate poaching and human-wildlife conﬂict but will also lead to a greater understanding of the Sumatran elephant’s population dynamics, herd size and distribution of the herds throughout the Leuser Ecosystem. All of these objectives ultimately aim to increase the Sumatran elephants chance of survival as a species.
With one Elephant Patrol Unit now in operation the good work is already underway, and with more units needed to achieve these inspiring goals the question of ongoing funding is always front and center. Paul has a GoFundMe page going on right now through which they are raising monies for both the GPS Collars and the ongoing running costs and expansion of the EPU. Should you wish to donate, gently tap/ click on the baby elephant to be taken to the Paul’s GoFundMe page. To keep up to date on what’s happening with Leuser’s last elephants you can follow Paul on Instagram @paulhiltonphoto
Images courtesy of Paul Hilton @paulhiltonphoto
If you like to receive as well as give we’ve got another option you may like. Whilst all monies on Paul’s GoFundMe page go to funding the ongoing costs of the Elephant Patrol Unit/s at Good Shirt if you purchase a Good Shirt Collab Tee, or our Patent Pending, QAD Pro Camera Strap we’ll be donating a portion of our proﬁts to this initiative. Yes we’d love to give it all away to such a good cause, but just like you we’ve gotta pay the bills so we are giving what we can ; ) You can pre-order anything from our Eco-Savvy launch range right now live on our Indiegogo campaign, help us in cleaning up the planet one Eco-minded product at a time, help out the Sumatran elephants and get some awesome gear at the same time. How good is that ! Yep you know the drill, tap/ click on the images below to be whisked away to our Indiegogo campaign.
Leuser Discovery Tour New dates soon coming for 2019
TOUR LEADER Join Clare Campbell, Executive Director of Wildlife Asia on this exclusive expedition as we explore the unique jungles of the Leuser Ecosystem, Sumatra. "Once in a lifetime you have the chance to experience nature of such profound beauty that the Leuser Ecosystem offers. You will discover incredible wildlife, experience jungle life, and meet the true crusaders fighting hard to protect this critically important landscape. I hope to see you on this unique adventure"
Travel with and be educated by wildlife expert Clare Campbell Meet Rudi Putra, award winning conservationist and his team See the orangutans in their natural rainforest habitat Trek through the magnificent Leuser Ecosystem Visit a real conservation project saving wildlife and habitat Travel into jungles to witness orangutan, gibbons and leaf monkeys See the people of Sumatra and their way of life
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Good Stuff, the e-zine of Eco-savvy clothing co. Good Shirt. Through this mag we look to share some of the good stuff that we’re getting up...
Published on Sep 8, 2018
Good Stuff, the e-zine of Eco-savvy clothing co. Good Shirt. Through this mag we look to share some of the good stuff that we’re getting up...