Part of a sequence of images made from a rocky point overlooking Cook Straight, the massive, rugged waterway that separates the North and South Islands of New Zealand, on a bright Wellington day in November 2005, when the warship F69 was sunk to create an artificial reef. I observed the preparation for the sinking over a period of months and have a collection of images taken inside the vessel and through all the stages of her metamorphosis from proud battleship to wreckable steel.


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Photographer and freelance photojournalist in Melbourne, Australia.

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