Almost show time! #marsdenartistresidency

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Day 17 to 23 #marsdenartistresidency


Day 15 and 16 #marsdenartistresidency


Day 14 #marsdenartistresidency


Day 13 #marsdenartistresidency


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Day 10 #marsdenartistresidency


Day 9 #marsdenartistresidency


Portrait of a journalist


Day 8 #marsdenartistresidency

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Marsden Artist in Residence 2014 – the journey so far


Letting the light in

let in the light

In No Hurry

saul leiter

Summer Light


Piha on the west coast of Auckland. Summer 2012/13

Piha on the west coat of Auckland. Summer 2012/13

Meredith’s and Soul for Report on Business Canada.

Auckland Layover for Report on Business Canada

Abigail Boyle for Metro Magazine


A few tips from a more experienced artist or two

This recent article by Hilary Harkness for The Huffington Post reminds me of the great book letters to a young artist. It is an insightful collection of letters written in response to a fictional young artist about how to navigate your way through your career by a fantastic array of contemporary artists from all disciplines. [...]


The show is over but you can listen in here!

Thanks to everyone who made it down to the show, it has been a great experience. I know there are many of you in far flung places who didn’t make it down so please do check out Take Away One in its entirety on my website and if you want to hear the interview I [...]


Install shots


Exhibition brochure from This Must Be the Place – three photographers

This Must Be The Place - three photographers

Take Away One….

this must be the place_VWJ

the pleasure of reading ‘The Pleasure of Good Photographs’ by Gerry Badger


Hypnotically stunning work from Reuben Margolin

This Ted talk had me transfixed. I had never heard of or seen any work by Reuben Margolin before and am so glad that today I discovered him. If you have 9 minutes to spare you have to check out his TED Talk, always great to hear an artist talk about their own work. The [...]


New Website and MOPLA in one week!

Much excitement this week with my new website going live over the next few days and my new work Focal Interference showing at MOPLA on the 24th April…as part of the Pro’jekt LA Take Me There show. Here are the details and if you are in LA and can make it have a great evening, [...]


Take Me There – 24th April in LA

feel free to share this with all your contacts…if you are in LA and free next tuesday my images would love to see you


The Head and The Heart

The Head and The Heart is a new venture for me and something I think a number of you will be pleased about as it means I am offering a selection of my work for sale. These images come from my archives and are firm favourites, some of which you will recognise but there are [...]


Take Me There…


enjoying summer

here are some of the reasons why I haven’t been on my computer much…got to love summer!


a rather late update

Have been enjoying summer and not being on my computer but thought should let you all know that the show was brilliant and the work was very well received…here are some long over due shots of the show.  


getting excited




Hiroshi Sugimoto

The visibility of time is so apparent in the work of Hiroshi Sugimoto, for me personally I find myself entranced by his work, in particular Theatres and Seascapes…the images become time capsules for a passage of time which we are not privy to as the viewer but has happened none the less. In Theatres the [...]


We either makes ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same – Carlos Castaneda


Gerhard Richter

For any of you who have been following my blog you will by now that I love love love really getting lost in an image. Well Gerhard Richter’s work has always inspired me to look and look and look at his work. His career is epic and hugely diverse but I have always been drawn [...]


Conscientious | Announcing: Conscientious Portfolio Competition 2011

Hey All..this is a repost from Conscientious…looks like a goodie and it is free!Cheers Conscientious | Announcing: Conscientious Portfolio Competition 2011 I’m excited to announce the Conscientious Portfolio Competition 2011, the third of its kind. As before, the winner(s) will have their work featured here on this website, in the form of an extended conversation/interview. [...]


Creators Project

Just came across this site The Creators Project and this project which is a physical manifestation of ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, We are floating in space’ by Jonathan Glazer and J. Spacemen and had to share it…contains one of my favourite materials when it comes to art…light! This looks like such a brilliant installation/sculpture/sensory experience which this [...]


simple beauty

The beauty of this scene blew me away when I saw it all these years ago..can you believe it was 1999. Finding beauty in the random events that surround our lives, taking the time to stop and observe them…this is something that I love to do.


How 1 artist became 100 artists

I just watched this and found it so funny, so inspirational, so just what I needed.  Take 17 minutes out of your day and soak up this guys energy and creativity. 


such kind words I have to share them

The gorgeous and multi talented film maker Jamie Lawrence just used one of my pics for his most recent profile pic on facebook and had this to say of my work. Had to share as really touched me. “New profile pic by leading photographer Virginia Woods-jack, an artist whose work captures the familiar and inspires [...]


Stephen Shore in Paris, 2010

His approach is as simple as his vision..totally grounded in reality with all its’ magnificence and all its’ faults but what makes his work stand out is that his eye is a discerning eye not a cynical one, just working out his place in the world through his images.


looking for the light…

have you ever found yourself in a place, or at a point in your life where you feel like you are searching for the light? I have been thinking about this a lot at the moment, when everyone is telling you there is light why can it be so hard for us to see it [...]


I believe….

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” — Marilyn Monroe


Lured by a Shimmer on Unless You Will and on my site

Hey All,I have a new body of work called Lured by a Shimmer up on both my site and featured in latest and greatest issue (14) of Unless You Will check it out and if you have some feed back get in touch, would love to hear from you.Lured by a ShimmerThere is [...]


Sketches of Frank Gehry by Sidney Pollack

I was told of this movie by a friend and sat down to watch it earlier today whilst having a wee break for my lunch. It is an amazing film and there is so much about FG that is 100% inspirational. He talks of how a client viewed his house featured in this clip and [...]


The Visibility of time

This post is a repost from the British Journal of Photography, click HERE for the full article on photographers who make their own cameras.  Chris McCaw,s work captured me in particular as it is a great example of the visibility of time within photography. You can see more of Chris’ work at Chris McCawBorn in [...]


Vivian Maier, street photographer and nanny

Well I am back from the AUT summer workshop with Todd Hido taking up the mantle of running the whole workshop as Bruce Gilden couldn’t come. We were lucky enough to have Paul Graham drop in for a morning so all in all was quite a weekend, I will write more on the workshop soon. [...]


Creative Community comes together

Yesterday the film industry of NZ and creative communities as a whole came together to show Warner Bros that NZ wants the Hobbit to stay in NZ. Here’s hoping that the efforts and wishes of the many people that turned out yesterday, represented by the balloons, are realised. 


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