Stunning day-in-the-life visuals of 10 New Zealand locations are on show in an exhibition at Silo Park.
Artist Joseph Michael used time-lapse photography to bring to life amazing landscapes and starscapes from around the country in four-minute looped videos, each presented in ultra high definition.
Described as the ‘‘king of time-lapse’’ by Photography Monthly UK, Mr Michael says the project is one of the most demanding he has ever undertaken.
‘‘In terms of my skill as an artist and film maker, it really pushed me beyond what I thought was capable.
‘‘It also placed extreme demands on both me physically, and my gear.’’
Mr Michael and his crew travelled the length of the country to capture the landscapes.
It involved hiking to find the best vantage points while lugging a massive amount of gear.
His toughest shoot was a solo expedition into the Matukituki Valley behind Wanaka, where he carried 25 kilograms of camera gear in a tough day-long trek, sometimes scaling near vertical cliffs to reach the shoot location.
The shoot he’s most proud of is a snow-storm captured in Fiordland, which came at the end of five arduous days filming in the rain and only after the local ranger shared his food so Mr Michael and his crew could extend their stay.
‘‘We made it work and it’s one of my favourite shots in the exhibition.
‘‘You can literally see a snowstorm blanketing the valley then melting away the next day. The results are breathtaking.’’
The exhibition called Dark Cloud/White Light is on until February 26 at Silo 6 Gallery, Silo Park, corner of Beaumont and Jellicoe streets, Auckland city.