Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Julia Thorne - Photography

Julia Thorne - Photography

Looking for a Christmas gift?  


Bud, Flower, Leaf, Life  - a book of flora art images paired with quotes to feed the soul.

The abstract photographic work reflects some of the intricacies, fragilities and strengths in nature, that we also find in humanity.

Books and Journals - $15 each or $25 for two + $5 package and post.
(RRP - $20each)

Email: juliathorne@clear.net.nz



Saturday, September 5, 2015

Spring has sprung .. ;)

Looking forward to the kowhai blooms .... wonderful trees on the slopes of the Auckland Museum grounds if you're up for a brisk walk between spring showers!


Kowhai II                             LE x 36Pigmented inks on watercolour paper
Print size 32cm x 16cm
Framed size 52cm x 32cm
White wood, ragg matt


Unframed $300
   Framed $380

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Samoa Sunshine

..... saturated colour in backlit leaves .... on the same plant.  How incredible nature is. 



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Emily Bay - Norfolk Island

Spent a gorgeous week on Norfolk Island ... paradise .... the scenery, the people, the temperature ... am going back to lie on this beach again some day not too far away .....

Emily Bay, Norfolk Island

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fantastic REFIX Furniture

I Just LOVE this up-cycled furniture craftsman Aaron Thompson.  He's let me share some photos and words ...

Ari is a a cabinet maker with experience in the shopfitting/superyacht industry, and runs his own small business called Refix LTD, specialising in Upcycled and redesigned furniture. 
"All of my processes and products are non-toxic and sustainable, with an emphasis on exacting craftsmanship and accuracy to meet my client's needs" Ari says.  
He also runs workshops where clients are able to resdesign and upcycle their own piece of furniture, learning new techniques while working on their own vision. 

"Every piece has a history and a story to tell.  When you give it a place in your home, you breathe life into it and allow its unique story to continue within your own."

Aaron Thompson







Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Paper Works

EXHIBITIONS - The Depot, Devonport - 12 - 24 April 2014

Opening: Saturday 12th - 2pm - 3.30pm - The Depot Gallery, Devonport.


An energetic and exciting trio are exhibiting their latest work on paper.
Gaylene Earl, Judy Stokes et moi, Julia Thorne, are collectively taking over the whole gallery space for two weeks, so come on down and enjoy some diverse and colourful art.












Friday, October 11, 2013

Spring is truly here for me with the first inhalation of the crisp, heady scent of someone's home-garden friesias. Heaven.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

03-03-2013

Who shot Rock'n'Roll? - not me - too young ;) - but the last day of the exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery made it all seem familiar somehow. Just goes to show how we absorb things in life into our "knowing"...


Standing in the Rock & Roll Queue - 3 March 2013 - 12:09

01-03-2013

Dancing girls, Takapuna night markets ...



Takapuna night market swing - 01 Mar 2013 - 18:41

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

23-02-2013

Glorious weather for the beach today .... so many picture choices .... I went for the alternative ....  a Mitsubishi Galant VXR alternator - surplus to requirement .. now selling on TradeMe!



Alternator for sale - 23 February 2013 - 18:25
22-02-2013

Heke St blues ...


Pool Cool - 22 February 2013 - 18:10

21-02-2013

Pedestrians en route to new businesses, the beach and cafes have revitalised the newly designed Hurstmere Green in the heart of Takapuna ...


Hurstmere Green revamped - 21 February 2013 - 14:37

20-02-2013

.... the warrior returns to a mooring in downtown Auckland ..


Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior - 20 February 2013 - 17:57

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


... and the first Winner is .....! 

Anna Friend signed on to "Follow" my blogsite last month and is the first winner of my photographic book "Bud, Flower, Leaf, Life". Congrats Anna ;) Hope you enjoy it.
 Flick me your postal address and I'll send it asap.

 Others can "Follow" me on www.juliathornephotography.blogspot.co.nz to be in to win OR actually purchase via the website, below the $20 RRP @ $15 incl. NZ post.




Tuesday, February 19, 2013

19-02-2013

Shortland St windows ...

WIndows to lives - 19 February 2013 - 10:59

16-02-2013

Plenty of puff in him yet  ;)  ...


Mikey's 60th cake - 16 February 2013 - 21:41

15-02-2013

Gifts - I chose the "lite" version to go with my fried bacon, egg, sausage & tomato!


fruit - so good for you - 15 Febuary 2013 - 18:51


12-02-2013

It's hard to avoid photographing Rangitoto in Auckland ....  soaking up some evening sun.


Sand, Sea. Sky - 12 Feb 2013 - 17:52

Thursday, February 14, 2013

08-02-2013

The former Outram Courthouse - built 1901 - now a museum.


Courthouse door - 08 Feb 2012 -  13:46

03-02-2013

..rusty bolt bleeds through a mooring pile ... Otago Yacht Club



bleeding rust   - 03 Feb 2013 - 10:05

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

02-02-2013

.... reflections of old ...  

A sash window in Outram's former bank, built in 1869-70, and after the demise of the Bank of Otago in 1873, managed for the National Bank of New Zealand by William Larnach - of Larnach Caslte fame.

The bank operated in Outram until 1957-58 when it was sold and has since been used as a family home, bicycle sales and repair business and now antiques and treasure trove.

Reflected is the historic Outram Hotel - still a watering hole for Taieri Plains locals, and SH87 travellers en-route to Central Otago and the rail-trail.


Outram Hotel - Taieri Plains - 2 Feb 2013 - 15:44

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

31-01-2013

Wet dog guarding "bone" at St Clair beach.



Guarding the "bone" - 31 Jan 2013 - 11:55

30-01-2013

Regular reading local "rag"....


... at the "local" - 30 Jan 2013 - 14:13

29-01-2013

Ocean and sky near Tomahawk Lagoon.



Northern St Clair Beach - 29 Jan 2013 - 12:20 

28-01-2013

Dog in stream at the glen ...


Tess at the Glen - 28 Jan 2013 - 14:57



26-01-2013

Patriotism?



NZ camouflage - 26 Jan 2013 - 10:45

24-1-2013

Portside sheds au naturale ...



Dunedin wharf sheds - 24 Jan 2013 - 11:29



23-01-2013

 ..... pacemaker of old ...  a radio brand introduced by Collier & Beale in 1939 ..



Pacemaker radio - 23 Jan 2013 - 18:35

Saturday, January 19, 2013

20-01-2013

Love of my life ...


"love of my life"  Lauren - 20 Jan 2013 - 14:13

19-01-2013

Last of the Xmas mince tarts ...


Mince tarts - 19 Jan 2013 - 21:26 

Friday, January 18, 2013

18-01-2013

Magnolia tree and lamp in front of TelstraClear windows at sunset....



Clear window clouds - 18 Jan 2013 - 20:27

Thursday, January 17, 2013

17-01-2013

Rock striations - Little Shoal Bay


Rock Striations - 17 Jan 2013 - 17:40