GOOD STUFF - Issue No.1

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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 to through interviews, photo galleries, feature articles, competitions and more ...... Think Art , Music, Travel, Adventure & the Natural World.

C O N T E N T S

Meet the “Dream Team”

Q&A with the

Collaborating Artists

whose work features on

Good Shirt’s Collab Tees

6

Brent Purcell

Long Exposure in Aotearoa

14

Lauren Bath

Vocation meets Vacation

24

Christina Tan

Traveling in Style

70

Andrew Penman,

Salmonella Dub

25 years of bass beats and

as tuned in as ever.

Dropping Soon

101

Gili Air

Island style with Blue Marine

Dive,

106

One Way Ticket

When your holiday’s so

good you decide to stay

on indefinitely

110

Food on the Go!

Home country holidays,

and next level roadside eats

30

Tim McKenna

Ocean Devotion

38

Enzo Romano

Maestro in luce

46

Saúl Aguilar

Photographic Panache

82

Nozawa Onsen

Freezing Hot

89

Simon Shepheard

NZ Artist

Living Art &

Repurposed Relics

114

GS ADV-365

Good Shirt’s Adventurers Club,

Next Level travel experiences.

Good Shirt

TRD MRK

GS ADV-365

GET OUTSIDE

54

Nico Babot

Explore - Connect - Create

62

Paul Hilton

Call of the Wild

96

The Last Elephants

of Leuser


Editors Note

Editor

Design

Jamie Richards

Cover Image

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Good Stuff

Published on occasion

when we’ve got news

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Think .....

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Collab Art.

- Works in progress.

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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


INTERVIEW

Brent Purcell

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?

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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


Aoraki / Mt Cook

Image courtesy of Brent Purcell @brentpurcell.nz


Nugget Point

Image courtesy of Brent Purcell @brentpurcell.nz


Lake Matheson

Image courtesy of Brent Purcell @brentpurcell.nz


Tongaporutu, Elephant Rock

Image courtesy of Brent Purcell @brentpurcell.nz


Hooker River

Image courtesy of Brent Purcell @brentpurcell.nz


Lake Wanaka

Image courtesy of Brent Purcell @brentpurcell.nz


Tasman Lake, Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park

Image courtesy of Brent Purcell @brentpurcell.nz


INTERVIEW

Lauren Bath

Vocation meets Vacation

Dubbed “Australia’s first professional Instagrammer” it

sounds like you must have looked at Instagram dierently

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

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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

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What’s one of the most interesting shoots you’ve done to date

and what made it so?

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about what I was learning and I had unparalleled access to the

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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?

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Images courtesy of Lauren Bath @laurenepbath


What do you think is generally people’s biggest

misconception of the travel media industry?

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What’s on your playlist this month?

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If you were to pen a quick “locals guide” to Main Beach, Queensland what would be your tips to visitors for

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Great place to stay?

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Best Eats?

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Photographic hot spots to visit?

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Petra, Jordan

Image courtesy of Lauren Bath @laurenepbath


Broome, Western Australia

Image courtesy of Lauren Bath @laurenepbath


lnari Saariselka, Finland

Image courtesy of Lauren Bath @laurenepbath


lvalo, Finland

Image courtesy of Lauren Bath @laurenepbath


Karlu Karlu, Northen Territory, Australia

Image courtesy of Lauren Bath @laurenepbath


Bumi Hills, Zimbabwe

Image courtesy of Lauren Bath @laurenepbath


The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, Indonesia

Image courtesy of Lauren Bath @laurenepbath


Learn how to get paid to travel from

instagrammer Lauren Bath,

writer Georgia Rickard

and

blogger Liz Carlson.

Info on website – www.thetravelbootcamp.com


INTERVIEW

Christina Tan

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

filte nd tiod it e ee o te lon ie eete

less 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?

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Best Eats?

Kafe Betawi for authentic Indonesian food, Cork n Screw for a

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Photographic hot spots to visit?

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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


Prague, Czech Republic

Image courtesy of Christina Tan @sassychris1


Siena, Italy

Image courtesy of Christina Tan @sassychris1


Bruges, Belguim

Image courtesy of Christina Tan @sassychris1


Venice, Italy

Image courtesy of Christina Tan @sassychris1


Santorini, Greece

Image courtesy of Christina Tan @sassychris1


INTERVIEW

Tim McKenna

Ocean Devotion

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

reections on that experience?

You could hardly have a more radical experience than that

ident o te ot o oo ill nee oet te e

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?

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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?

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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?

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Best Eats?

The Umete Taravao or Snack Tavania Vairao

Photographic hot spots to visit?

Teahupoo, Vaipahi Gardens.

Local specialty?

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Images courtesy of Tim & Stephanie McKenna @timmckenna / @kayamckenna

What’s on your playlist this month ?

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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


INTERVIEW

Enzo Romano

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 st do you have a favourite place to travel to shoot

in Italy ?

Yes, Venice

The nd What is your current focus with regard to the

artistic direction of your photography ?

I would like to specialise in portrait photography.

efore 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.

uando 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 pi 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 il tuo amore per

lItalia e in secondo luogo che non solo stai costantemente

esplorando lItalia 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_

ual 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 pi tranquillit?

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?

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What’s on your playlist this month? / Cosa c'è nella

tua playlist questo mese?

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BIO

Enzo Romano

Hello, my name is Vincenzo Romano, known as Enk. I am 32 years

old and I was born and raised in Milan.

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Images courtesy of Enzo Romano @_enk_

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my Nikon D810 and D7100.

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Ho 32 anni e sono nato e cresciuto a Milano.

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Tuscany, Italy

Image courtesy of Enzo Romano@_enk_


Amsterdam, The Nethlerlands

Image courtesy of Enzo Romano@_enk_


Milan, Italy

Image courtesy of Enzo Romano@_enk_


Milan, Italy

Image courtesy of Enzo Romano@_enk_


Venice, Italy

Image courtesy of Enzo Romano@_enk_


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INTERVIEW

Saúl Aguilar

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 ? Any new directions that you’re looking to take your work?

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predominately architectural. What are the main elements you look to bring together to create these ext

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

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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)

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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?

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Top of arc de triomphe, Top of Sacre coeur, Top of Montparnasse

tower (best view of Paris) Pont Alexandre II.

Images courtesy of Saúl Aguilar @saaggo

What’s on your playlist this month?

Playlist? Music? I like rock like RHCP, Muse, Metallica and Molotov.


Pont Alexandre Ill, Paris, France

Image courtesy of Saul Aguilar @saaggo


Budapest, Hungary

Image courtesy of Saul Aguilar @saaggo


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Image courtesy of Saul Aguilar @saaggo


La Maison Rose, Paris, France

Image courtesy of Saul Aguilar @saaggo (Model @mrsthebest)


Tour Mont Parnasse, Paris, France

Image courtesy of Saul Aguilar @saaggo


Tour Eiffel, Paris, France

Image courtesy of Saul Aguilar @saaggo


INTERVIEW

Nico Babot

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,

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What inspires your photography and how does this inspiration

transfer to your images?

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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?

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growing until it took over my entire life!

In your ideal landscape images what key elements do you look for to take the image ext Level?

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When it comes to when traveling for landscape photography

what camera lenses and equipment are your must haves?

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nowadays! More seriously, it probably comes from my background

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What proects or plans on the agenda for more epic

adventures planned ?

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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

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called Num Ti Jah Lodge.

Best Cafe?

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Photographic hot spots to visit?

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What’s on your playlist this month ?

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e ooy innt en ndin o oo ite nd ty ey no tt ll oe te le

What would you like for people take away from your work?

itot dot ettin ot nd eloe eole ontntly e ee oe o y ot e een ten

nd e no ole in tt it teee i ellnon nd oel oi onet lled

nee itelly tn tndin le ee eet it i oten tnlted le to tnd

nee e le ee e eel eeilly eoeed nd onneted ey e o ondtion o

le in te old o oe n inie eole to o nd eloe ti en tt teyll e ne to

onnet it tei lnd nd ye find tei on nee

What is your best photography related tip?

e yo tie o e otoy i ot enoyin te le tyin to te ne in loe to ee

o te lit inene te ene in ont o e nd o lnde n ne o one oent to

te ote t i not nl o e to end eel o in one lotion t ettin ili it it tyin

dieent ooition nd itin o te eet oent to te te ot


Volcan de Fuego, Guatemala

Image courtesy of Nico Babat @thekiwifrog


Brandywine Falls, BC, Canada

Image courtesy of Nico Babat @thekiwifrog


Emerald Lake, BC, Canada

Image courtesy of Nico Babat @thekiwifrog


West Coast, South Island, New Zealand

Image courtesy of Nico Babat @thekiwifrog


Motueka, South Island, New Zealand

Image courtesy of Nico Babat @thekiwifrog


The Three Sisters, AB, Canada

Image courtesy of Nico Babat @thekiwifrog


INTERVIEW

Paul Hilton

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

it dieent tye o fil ot netie lide fil nd dieent tyle o litin tenie

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

ediine lie oo nd o oifi tie

that still continues until this day with 7-10,000 captive bears

endin onoin ein

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

oet toete it le oodi eloe te

i tie o finnin in deeloin ntion

tin te tde o te fin ein t o te to

tables of consumers in Hong Kong and China who are

lely ne te o tei deliy o fin o

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”

o toed it le ood

So while I’d travelled and taken photos as a hobby it was

working as a Photographers Assistant where things began

to te o o nee iined

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 te dettion o enionent nd eie lo 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


INTERVIEW

Andrew Penman

Salmonella Dub

ou kicked o the year with some epic shows celebrating Salmonella Dub’s th Anniversary where you

reunited with Tiki Taane so what’s coming up for Salmonella Dub in the nd of ?

Any more shows planned with Tiki and or other musicians bands ? for your fans to look forward to

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en e y to ni ed ndy o lte o o n te otel ni it o ey eil et

ino i o et yt ion

y into te tdio ondy n o oiinl eninee e tdio i in tti inlnd oteo

e nd e oin on ole oe idd ed o o ne l eoe y ole o

odtion ie to i

e e t on te o iin o on ti l oe e edin tod inte neent

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To check it out tap on the box set below

What’s the vibe Salmonella Dub look to conure up when

playing a live show?

etelt dee tot it tone nd ee ie o o

ltl lnde

Do you have a favourite live venue to play? If so which venue is

that and what makes it special?

nn on e le ontin ill i loe tein

tyle e te eitoiitoy

Images courtesy of Andrew Penman/ Salmonella Dub

So not exactly a news ash 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?

n te od o teen in ill eoe ll d o

illy t i eoin loe to te tie en e do ll etene

ll eletoni nd onite ely it te intent tin

ond not te ine tt it ond to ode

otiy nd ine e deited te onet o i lie

eetoen nd ot e need to efine te te o

liin


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 ….

i i te fit ollotion o e e enned

with Nino Birch in the last year from iconic

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.

i i o eeenttion o toe t o te lt ye

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

eel dieent tetile ill to et te et i

in terms of performance and longevity.

My view on a products sustainability encompassing

te teil ed te eeted lien nd

the working conditions of those persons producing

the product.

Why I don’t like washing clothes.

Recent studies show that all clothes release

iofie i end in o ood in nd

it ynteti fie te lien o tee

iofie infinitely lone tn toe o ntl

fie

For the deep dive on this and how to drastically

ede iofie ile in yo lote

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

it etle te ot oon etion et eden tee te ie oiofie tt

ll lote ed en ed ee iofie entein o tey oen nd findin tei

y into te ood in eyled olyeteylon nd ote yntetinot iodedle e

te iofie o tlfie otton e

“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 ood it itnot t ll lie ein lti

bottle!

it te loo nd ndeel o le otton te

i i ey etle eone i

Dri-Cool moisture wicking properties combined

itidyin iin yo oot leel

The fabric is also infused with a leading edge anti-

ioil oded in eyled oee ond

stops bacteria from your sweat forming in the

garment, keeping your Good Shirt smelling fresh over

the garments life.


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eyled olyete i oe eitnt to tin eie le eney to dy

it in det tetiny indeendentd ty lein n intentionl onition

o et i tndd o te tinle odtion o tetileeifie te i

e e intinleee o l eil dye nd

endin onidele tie eein ny e nd i eoe deidin on lnin it

i oded in eyled lti ottle te onlion not ey oie yo it

tin

e lie in n ieet old nd ot o oin ned ny i yo e to ne ill e netie

it on te tl old eet it ee e o ell e tin ood loot ote i

inldin ein o ne don te t t it no tee eillion o ton o lti to len

o ell ie tt nde fit

ile i de in eyled lti ottle enot te eet oltion tey etinly ti

lot o oe it oitie otoe


o te olloin i y eonin yoe

ot eloe to dd to te onetion

it oentdie ltente ieoint

oltion ny ind oin toete

eedin oitie oe

ee ttin ood itit ton

o on te lol lti ole ily

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nde tet to te tl old

ole eilly o oen it ll te

dt ot teeoenent nd inee

lie e ey lo to eond it oitie

ln to eoleti ole o lely it

oin to et lot oe eoeit et ette

Ponder these facts

ile odeendene on oil el leen nd

oil onie e eel ood d edin

enele ind ol eotel tidl

ine oil el onie e on toe

o ineted oe tn illion into ne

ilitie tt ill ode te teil o

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nd ton

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on oile eil nd ell eil ill

el el ie in lti odtion in te net

dede odin to eet eetin te

lti olltion ii ttientit n ledy

i ne enent olltion o te et

ltente i tt t fit lne e te oie o te enionent not o le en

eiin in it ll te t

tl ie otton e o elee i leelo etiide inetiide to elete

ot nd inee yield tee eillein into lnd tey ndoen

en oni otton not dlin ilt tee int te e eil deendne in te oin o

oni ottono lite o te e eied to ode enooni otton o one

tee it tt t lone tin te i don i e note en looin t ittinility ed


Bamboo fabrics are almost exclusively created

using the viscose process, which leaves a trail of

eioly d eil te yodt

ote odtion oe it no eoiendly

oltion yetille o te diol o tite

oo ieen ie not on itte

reality .... the list goes on.

‘It’s hard making the perfect choice

in an imperfect world.’

o tinin e n ily llo ned ye

n o i te lee o tee eilt d

inte eet oie in n ieet old

Cleaning up plastic waste through recycling

definitely not d tin nd ien te ent

state of plastics in our oceans and the projected

increases it's an area that needs a massive

onto ttention to ttin ile oltion to

te olei tye o inititie ily one in

n y o eot to len t i t eoin

lol dite

e iofie in eyled iolyete nd

ote yntetiile not ntl o iodedle

fie i otton teyn eily e t in yo

washing machine in several ways,

oll

yiend

in lint filte intlled o yo in

machine.

In addition, washing your clothes less often and

in it ll lod i not only ede

your water consumption but with a full load

there's less friction caused resulting in less

iofie

ie elt o le ition n e ieed

by using washing liquid vs powder.

in in old telo edin iofie


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nd ofitility itin te oltionitoltion ledy illeit ont e lon eoe oe t

eninee te tin et eelit teoltion ilt dietly intoin ine t y een e

toe ii leend t ie yel ien tey e it o e o innotion nd ledin ede

design ; )

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te ood in e in

neite doto o ientit t it doent ondlie it oin to e ood o yo to e o e on

te ide o tion ee y nd te te to ollet ndede iofie en in yo lote

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tlintt iedite ole nd ee on toe oe lified nd oitted to findin eio

oltion to te ie oiofie

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Image courtesy of Andrew Penman, Salmonella Dub


Freak Local

Image courtesy of Andrew Penman, Salmonella Dub


Ila dub

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Longtime

Image courtesy of Andrew Penman, Salmonella Dub


Freak Local

Image courtesy of Andrew Penman, Salmonella Dub


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Heated Streets, Tast!d Eats, Groov!d Beats

8 ........... .


Dosqjin

(The male 8 female deitb,J found throughout the village representing the

happiness of marriage)


Ogama

(Onsen dedicated to villagers for cooking vegetables 8 eggs - Locals Onl[d)


Nozawa Onsen

(Slopes to street an eas!:J stroll)


Ushiku Daibutsu

(Enroute to Nozawa Onsen, not 1:JOur avera ge roadside attraction.

At 120 metres high this is the worlds tallest statue of Buddah.


Nozawa Onsen

(Fire 8 Ice)


Ashi no !::JU

(Hot Spring Foot Bath, best enjqJed with Asahi ; )

Video courtesbJ of CoLab Creative

http://www.colabcreative.eo.nz/


INTERVIEW

“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 only le o te lol onity to enoy t lo lti oe ene tt i fily entened

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.

ell fit te onil need to e onet ot te ot enefit to te ole eion o doin oetin lie n

I mean for example their whole calculation needs to include the value of native birdsong - priceless of course!

lnd intentionl ofile een ndeined y eenie ollie lie e lod indole int

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

n o ynyd eninl it te ei yt e


e o te onil ledei need to do oe enine

ol ein ot ole lot o eenie ile

oil ndli e yo need to to litenin to

those voices who make a ton of money upfront & leave us

it dede o dein iey

e ddle ode nyody o e te

teont in ny eninl y not t etin t note

etnt n eel te ltooi o eity e

odin te enel iitl oety o d

ede enionent de o onete l nd teel

not to ention te onyin noie e

ee enel ene o ol ee notin oi

So yeah this kind of idea is certainly about the massive

enefit o yin oe to te ii ol ooed to

oe o te tye o enei itete ond eeyee

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?

en id y ent didnt eet e to nt to ild t it y nd teyd ledy lnned

academic futures for us, so there where no materials or tools around the property. I learned to improvise I suppose

in t o oeold n into y nty onttion

At art school I sampled from the world of possibilities in the skips around the university & realised that they were

lo ll o ide intinilly olitil one te ent ye din y y ond te nient old nd

o tey ted notin in only inenio ti

ie n ntooloil di on teoid tee i no ote oe tt i o teilly diee n n i ile

nd tey e olifi ontin o te ind o eet tenion lie to te in eeydy

Where does the inspiration for your art works come from?

nd int in te e enionent i ie e e dont elly lie oin o liin in o

o ly e o ny lit o liti eet on te dyni lnde init

in loe it ntl et fieely otetie o te lto tee i ene o oele eii

en yo ee oe o te deetion te toitie llo ie eole elin yo ot tee it

dole e o te oily on te

o ll y otii i oed into y o t it lo ied it ynil tine tn to te ntie eloded

into te teil y tei oten oney o loy to t

t it eel lie oein te ind o eetion tee lie o o on edetion y ointin ot

te le in tin e te o nted

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

otle tel nd tt t ended doin o no y teil e nyee find inition

e oile tdio tlly otooe i int ollet t lon te y

Another mentor, Dick Frizzell advised diversity of medium and to traverse the creative spheres in order to keep

inied id e d oe o y iet ydy o nition in id teil

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.

e indty i file nd de etiity i ndeed y ll o o teeee y lyin eotei

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 iion to ide diene ten d y fil i yo edi

“Lost Soles” Nusa Lembongan Island, Bali, Indonesia Images courtesy of Simon Shepheard @si_shep simonshepheard.com


Lost Soles

Image of artwork courtesy of Simon Shepheard, www.simonshepheard.com


Wanita of Western Springs

Image of artwork courtesy of Simon Shepheard, www.simonshepheard.com


Contemplating Man - Malika of Wellington

Image of artwork courtesy of Simon Shepheard, www.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 humanildlie onit it te elent idin o o te lol

communities who inhabit their migration paths.

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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

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elephants away when they encroach on local communities farmlands or residences, mitigating

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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

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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

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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

T O U R H I G H L I G H T S

T O U R L E A D E R

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

G I V E S O M E T H I N G B A C K

Participants in this expedition will raise funds (a minimum

target of $2,000 AUD each) by getting friends, family and

colleagues to fundraise via your own customised

fundraising page. Participants in this expedition will be

contributing to the survival of the "Last Place on Earth".

C O N T A C T

Visit Wildlife Asia to find out more about our

organisation and how you can get involved!

PH: +61 438 992 325

clare.campbell@wildlifeasia.org.au

www.wildlifeasia.org.au


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