Old and new Auckland. Visitors to the 175th Anniversary Day celebrations. Image: Su Leslie 2014
We don’t need to look far to find the juxtaposition of old and new. Sometimes it’s pronounced and deliberate — like the shot above of twenty-first century Aucklanders merging with a scene from the city’s past.
Mostly it’s there in our day to day life — old buildings reflected in the mirror glass of new …
Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Centre reflected in the modern glass architecture of the city’s Museum. Image: Su Leslie 2016
White Hart Hotel, reflected in the contoured glass exterior of the new Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth, NZ. Image: Su Leslie 2017
… or projects to extend the life of objects through refurbishment, up-cycling and re-imagining …
Before and after: dining chair refurbisment project. Su Leslie 2019
Upcycled desk and armchair. Image: Su Leslie 2019
The “before” shot; junk-shop desk. Image: Su Leslie 2019
The “before” shot. $10 dollar armchair in need of refurbishment. Image: Su Leslie
… or new dishes from old recipes.
Rewena paraoa; or Maori bread, made from a traditional recipe. Image: Su Leslie
Published in 1980, this is a collection of recipes handed down from one generation of European settlers in NZ to the next. Included is a recipe for rewena paraoa. Image: Su Leslie
Sometimes it’s just fun to re-create an old photo. Though in this case, the boy-child didn’t look like he was having much fun.
The Big T and our boy-child, Jan 1999 on the beloved Katana. Image: Su Leslie
Before you know it! Re-creating the shot isn’t as easy when the boy-child is almost as tall as his father, and less willing to play “hands on head”. Image: Su Leslie, 2016
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