Despite the tiny area of its two main islands, New Zealand is a nation of dramatically diverse geographical features and landscapes — so much so that it was able to serve as both the pleasantly rural The Shire and barren, rocky Mordor in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Travelling across its volcanic surfaces, snow-covered alps and glassy lakes quickly becomes a series of moments where you can’t help but pause and take in the epic scale of the country.
Over four years, photographer and self-described “purist and admirer” Honza captured these moments on 35mm film, collating them into an exhibition that conveys all the energy and mystery of both the North and South Islands. In a seismically active country, where earthquakes rupture the ground, snow falls and melts and glaciers rise and crack, the act of photography freezes an ever-changing landscape in a moment in time, allowing the audience to experience that moment through the photographer’s eyes.
In Between Moments exhibits at Maud Creative from October 21 to November 14, with an opening night event taking place on October 23.