Christchurch city council photographer Kirk Hargreaves has revealed how he took this now famous photo of New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern in the aftermath of the Christchurch shooting. He tried to photograph the meeting through the window but the glare from the sun meant he couldn’t see through. Then Ardern stood up, and he could see her face through the glass. “I couldn’t actually photograph her at first because there was so much reflection,” he said. “So I tried to put on a filter. It didn’t work but I just thought ‘I’ll leave it’. But then I found this kind of angle to photograph through … and I was then starting to get hit with her amazing body language and then all the reflections of the flowers and trees outside … the whole thing was such a blend of different religions as well as her incredible body language. When I took it I was so moved by the humanity. It just sums up what she’s doing, how she’s offering her humanity in a way to those people and she’s listening, she’s concerned, she’s loving.”
The image was uploaded on the council’s Facebook page and has been widely shared as a defining image of Ardern’s leadership.
Photo: Kirk Hargreaves
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Reposted from @im_halal - God bless those amazing strong women, they did not have to do that but did so out of their kindness and respect.
This was taken just before the ascend of our most incredible hike in New Zealand, The Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Known as Mordor for some Lord of the Rings fans🧝🏼♂️ .
This amazing hike was about 19,7 km and took us almost 6 hours. We were so damn lucky to have a full day of sun without clouds☀️ .
Just three days before we heard stories about hikers, who needed icepicks and snow boots to reach the top. We did it in our sneakers… and to brag a little more, the day after we did it the clouds was rolling in with heavy rain😂
We had a blast 💥 and could not have had it any i better we guess.
Or could we? Taking a closer look on the outfit Camilla would probably pinpoint that she had too much clothes on; ski underwear, fleece, duvet jacket and the big boots paired with some strong wool socks. And off course she blamed me for wearing all that…
but hey, better be safe than sorry, right? 😀 .
Despite that, we had the most perfect day with a stunning lunch view, when we finally hit the top. Definitely a must do in NZ! See our story for highlights🥰 .
Finding handmade pottery is part of the experience as we evolve as an accommodation business just outside of Matamata North Island New Zealand. Its the amazement when you discover monks made this by hand in a a by outside Wales. How did it end up in Matamata?
Heyyy guys! New post today🎉🎉🎉Since the last one I've finally met @mf_studios and we've had a wee ride on her horses through the vineyards😍😍🏇 Also its slowly getting winter here, but the sun is still burning😰and yep, opposite to you who almost all have spring now😂
#qotd when did you last meet someone of the modelhorse hobby?
| Stray away where the spirits are sent away to their journey to eternity. Where there are lush greens and turquoise waters. Where the great seas meet, where they can see the sun rise from the east and set to the west. Where there will always be light even on the darkest night. |
Give a cr*p 💩 if he like it but he gon respect my cryppn ♿️
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„Nimm mich so wie ich bin oder verpiss dich“
Wenn jemand irgendetwas an Dir nicht so hinnehmen will, lass die Leute gehen! Sie werden nie dich zu schätzen wissen und es wahrscheinlich erst merken wenn du schon weg bist. Wenn jemand meint er müsste dich verändern oder an deinem Outfit rummeckern und dich schlecht machen, ignorier das und bleib so! Mach dein Ding weiter! Zwischen Kritik und jemanden nicht so hinnehmen wie er ist, ist ein Unterschied. Wenn Dir jemand einen Tipp gibt, wie du zum Beispiel aus Dir raus kommen kannst wenn du schüchtern bist, etc ist das etwas anderes als wenn jemand versucht dich auf zwang zu verändern! Möchtest du dich lieber verstellen und es immer so machen wie andere es wollen und dafür viele Freunde haben oder möchtest du lieber ein glückliches Leben führen in dem du so sein kannst wie du bist und die Leute und Freunde die du hast dich GENAU SO LIEBEN WIE DU BIST?
Bei wahren Freunden musst du dich nicht verstellen damit sie dich lieben!