New Zealand Road Trip

The thunder of the sliding down ice masses in the ear and fog in the face let you feel the power and stubbornness of nature to the core. Everything else suddenly seems unimportant and the here and now more present than ever before. Galaxies of small sparkling dots make you lie awake at night because you can't take your eyes off this beauty. Everything seems so perfect that you feel you have traveled much further than the other end of the world. On our trip we realized that you need so damn little to be happy. After four weeks in a small space, we realized that a minimalist life can be very fulfilling, calming and inspiring.

Back from a wonderful adventure, a month with the campervan through New Zealand, we would like to share a few thoughts and photographic impressions with you. There is so much to say about New Zealand, so many pictures to show and yet we will not do justice to this incredible country. How often did we just stand there in amazement, overwhelmed by nature that went from rough, black-sand coastline to scrub forest within a few minutes drive, with fireflies glowing at night between all the moss-covered trees. Steaming sulfur landscapes are replaced by soft, grassy hills and mountains, rutted by rivulets of glacial water that flow together to form crystal-clear, incomparably blue lakes.

Photographed with Leica M6, Leica M7, Canon AE-1, Canon 5D MkIII, Contax T3, Ricoh Gr1, Olympus µ-II auf Kodak TRI-X 400, Kodak Portra 400, CineStill 50D