The Works by phil decocco

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  • Selected design printed on both sides
  • 1" wide super strong cotton shoulder strap (14" length)
  • Soft yet hard wearing 100% spun Polyester Poplin fabric
  • Dry or Spot Clean Only

Down in the engine room of the restored classic TSS Ernslaw Steamship, sailing out from Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand, this gear mechanism was part of the ships’ works, all humming us across Lake Wakatipu

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • Vitta
    Vittaover 1 year ago


  • thanks vitta
    I’m fascinated by these kinds of devices!

    – phil decocco

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 1 year ago

    Wonderful POV :))))

  • thanks thomas,
    love seeing these kinds of old time mechanisms….simple design beauty!

    – phil decocco

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    great detail Phil xx

  • thanks lynn
    fun find on that boat when I went below….

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonover 1 year ago

    Ah, a controlled kinetic energy transfer device. So simple, yet reliable, the would last for years with simple routine maintenance. Today, if something wears out, you replace it… not so much because it can’t be repaired, but because it is outdated and costs less to buy new. Change! Too much, too soon, too fast!
    Nice one, Phil. :-)

  • pete
    so much “stuff” fits that category when you go for low cost manufacturing…things break=why fix=cheaper to replace=loop back

    – phil decocco

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 1 year ago

    18th Aug

  • thanks much, maria for this note

    – phil decocco

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 1 year ago

  • karen
    appreciate you taking the time to send this along

    – phil decocco

  • Paul Pasco
    Paul Pascoover 1 year ago

    Built to last, love the little oil reservoir.

  • thanks paul,
    it was a piece of art in its own way

    – phil decocco

  • Cynthia Harris
    Cynthia Harrisover 1 year ago


  • thanks for this feature cynthia!

    – phil decocco

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago


  • kala
    thanks for this one!! Much appreciated!

    – phil decocco

  • GemmaWiseman
    GemmaWisemanover 1 year ago

  • thanks for this one gemma! An honor to be selected !

    – phil decocco

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