" To me,  photography is an art of observation.  It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place.... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them."     Elliott Erwitt

Last week Nick spent a few days abseiling and inspired rooftop photography was a secondary product of his working time.   If the stories of the past could be captured in the present perhaps this is a snippet of what that could look like.  I'm in love with the rustic worn facades that grace these buildings and the detail that was integral to their design - timeless beauty.


Early in December Nick dedicated a few evenings to travel across town to the University of Otago which is New Zealand's oldest university to capture some images and produce a uni week collection of these historic and beautiful buildings.

A little bit of history: a committee led by Thomas Burns was instrumental in creating the University of Otago which was founded in 1869 by the Otago Provincial Council with the first students accepted in July 1971.  

In it's first year Otago University had a staff of 3 professors in the fields of Classics & English literature,  Mathematics & Natural philosophy and a third area Mental & Moral philosophy and Political Economy.

Today the university is home to 17000 full time students with Dunedin being well known for its lively student population of ‘scarfies’.  Otago uni students have been nicknamed scarfies due to the employing of scarves to combat the cold winter of the south.


December 8th dawned a hot and calm day in Dunedin perfect for the opening exhibition and launch of stw studio at the perc in downtown stuart street.    In a tightly timed turnaround a gallery style display of images was hung and food & drinks set up thanks to a team of friends as it was all hands on deck.

A relaxed evening was had by all,  enjoying the photography,  the nibbles,  the drinks and catch ups with friends & family who were able to attend at rather short notice.    

Thank you to the photo gallery for their fabulous work producing beautifully presented & framed pictures,   to dunedin print for their work with the lookbook, business cards & other print jobs,  Ayla @ twigs n twine for the beautiful florals and especially to Sarah @ the perc for generously hosting & displaying our photography.

For all the support that see through windows has received from friends,  family,  our amazing customers & our instagram friends - thank you very much!