Speed Photography with a Storm Chaser

Trevor started out as a storm chaser - someone who, when they hear a tornado is approaching, runs towards it rather than away. “I probably really started getting into it when I was 15-16. I started chasing with my mom – she would drive me around. It was so fantastic. I was up in Minnesota. They get a decent amount of storms and the occasional large tornado.” The first tornado Trevor ever saw was coincidentally the largest in...

Esther Maihi and the OUSA Paint + Sip Evening

The OUSA "Paint + Sip Evening" is an Art Week event where a limited number of lucky people get to drink wine, hang out, listen to music, and paint a picture with artist Esther Maihi. I spoke to Esther about what the evening involves and why she loves doing it. “It’s being able to combine creativity and being social in one night. It’s aimed at people who either really enjoy painting, or people who have never picked...

Ta Moko, A Revived Artform

Ta moko is the traditional art of Māori tattooing, initially pertained only to the face, legs and buttocks. Contemporary ta moko has expanded its borders to incorporate one’s arms, chest and back - most likely due to the stigma that being tattooed has in modern society. However, in current New Zealand society, traditional ta moko is seeing a resurgence, with more people embracing their cultural practices and being proud to wear the...