Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

BBC News: Food Photographer of the Year 2016

Food Photographer of the Year 2016 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36074328

Mini road trip to Coromandel Town April 2016

 

IMG 20140101 002401

 

 

So HI there 🙂

 

here’s a little not very good mini road trip video thing of my trip to Coromandel Town… mostly it was to get me to a photo shoot, which it did, 

but also it was, just because, you know, making poorly edited and thought out videos is fun!! 🙂 LOL

 

Yerrrrr   anyways… watch watch 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epic RoadTrip – North Island, NZ, March 2016

20150208 042A1679122

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMG…. Guess what I did……  yeah…

another Epic Road Trip…. this time, around the North Island of NZ.

 

You can see my Epic Road Trip around the South Island 2015 here: 

 

Now, here’s a bunch of videos for your entertainment, or my amusement…

 

Things to note…

 

Please, as usual, excuse the terrible editing 😛

 

I drove around the North Island in March of 2016, starting in Auckland,

and heading EAST –  then following the East Coast of the North Island,

down into Wellington, and then UP the West coast back to Auckland, with

places in between and stops and adventures of which you can see samplings of

some here in these awesome videos 😛

 

I’ve skipped bits that you’ve all seen over and over again, 

like me leaving Auckland, me heading back into Auckland, Me and other stuff.

 

These videos are just snippets of my trips, and I recommend to you all, to get off your butts 

and go outside and live life a little 🙂 ….. 🙂

 

Or, stay at home and watch my videos and please, LIKE and Subscribe…. I love you long time 🙂

 

hehehe umm

 

So here’s the thing…. below you will find links to the videos on youtube, in order.

I also post to VIMEO, because youtube is turning to shyte.. and I need a backup.

So if you’re a VIMEO member, please go watch them there also, if you like and feel free to donate a little

to help me make more videos 🙂 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live your life well.

Do not live someone else’s.

 

 

 

 

All material copyright: Yanni Migias

Not for stock or unlicensed use.

 

Music: Copyrighted to respective artists

Music: provided by youtube – royalty free music


2016, road trip, beardyman, north island, new zealand, camping, exploring, adventure, epic, yanni, uneasypills.com, asylumimages.com

New Zealand Immigration

image

update below:

 

Having an interesting day today..

Arrived at our internarional airport this morning to pickup a traveling international model, but it seems that good old New Zealand Airport Immigration are making things difficult.

So as I’m a nice guy and like to help…

I’ve talked to two different immigration agents on the phone.. (both times they called me by getting my number from the person in question, no probllem with that) … it seems that neither share a brain cell between them.. though in saying that, the second one (sounded like an English accent) was somewhat more polite than the first one who was just plain rude.

The first one rang and left a message ( I was driving so didn’t answer my mobile… arn’t I good) and then she took about 2 hours to ring back…. When she did.. she said she’d call back in two minutes (I just pulled into the car park and was parking)…. she never did… (and she was just as rude again) …

The second lady rang about 30 minutes after i parked…so much for 2 minutes….. we had a general conversation… like who am I.. how do I know the person in question. . Do I know what they will be doing while in NZ, etc etc .. all the usual questions.. then she cut me off and hung up the call… so with no way to contact them back… I dunno what else to do.  The Immigration office here at the airport is closed… no number to ring and no agents to ask……    

I really do feel sorry for people coming to NZ … I understand immigration have a important job to do… but they don’t have to be fuck witted assholes about it… or maybe it’s part of the job requirement.. “oh you want to work as an immigration officer…sure… can you be a fuck witted asshole.. just like John Key?…you can.. excellent. . Welcome to your new job..” …  .. (.. ypu may ask.. who is John Key.. He is the current New Zealand Prime Minister .. who does very dodgy things…very very.. Google him)…

That attitude does more damage to the reputation of NZ than 1000 good reviews could do to support it especially when it happens to people working in media .. bad press and word of mouth travels fast in a small community …. there’s just no escaping it.

Now to be fair… I do only have (at this stage) 1/3 of the story…. and all I can do now is go do my usual stuff and wait to see if the person in question is allowed to enter New Zealand or not….    If so I’ll be sure to update this blog with more information. … If not.l, then I can only wait for an email from them when they return home (I assume).

Either way.. it’s lunchtime and I’m hungry and I’ve been here since 7 am.

More as I learn more.

:p

 

UPDATE:

So after a 4 hours, I get a text from the person in question, who is now been declined a visa to visit NZ.

After a bit of text chat, we find that she had the same experience as i did with the Immigration agent, finding her to be very rude.

 

I’ve gone ahead and managed to find a contact number for immigration via the airport, which was a headache as Immigration seem to really want to be uncontactable, i had to be somewhat rude to the airport operator to actually get them to transfer me, as they kept saying “Oh we can’t put you though , they don’t have a number “ … unbelievable.. because they did have a number…. obviously… 

I spoke with a guy about the situation and he was polite but absolutely unhelpful, unwilling to make any sort of effort to assist (easy to tell by his accent he wasn’t kiwi born), often going back to the “we can’t discuss this unless we have permission from the person in question” who has given their permission already because immigration had already called me twice….

This is truly terrible that Immigration have yet again shown themselves as total uncaring assholes , nothing seems to change, and I truly feel sorry for any international traveler coming to NZ that has to deal with those idiots.

Well done New Zealand Immigration, yet again , you’ve proved your self to be a pack of mindless drones with no ability to think for yourself or help anyone… fucking well done.

 

(a backstory note)..

Just so you know that i’m not dealing with a one-off here.. I have experience with NZ Immigration and how they treat people, as I have a number of international friends, some who live/ work here, some who are students etc.. and I constantly hear horror stories about how they are treated by NZ Immigration, and i’ve even tried to help a couple of them and have experienced this first hand….   it’s a hard thing to do, to try and be there for someone who gets shafted by immigration and watch them as they see their life and what they have worked hard for (legally) get torn apart by an uncaring emotionally void asshole at immigration. 

 

Rant end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gallery Cafe Kumeu

20150208 042A1679122

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HI there happy Humans

 

Was out and about yesterday getting stuff done with a friend, when we found ourselves at:

 

 The Gallery Cafe up in Kumeu 

https://www.facebook.com/thegallerysushiandcafe

7/329a Main Road, Huapai, Kumeu, Auckland, NZ

P: (09) 412-8983

 

We stopped in for a coffee.

I’ve been there a few times before, cause I really like their coffee and enjoy looking at the photos in the cafe!  (see the Facebook link above)

What ended up happening was quite surprising…

After ordering food and drinks, I was approached by a gentleman asking if he could take my photo because he liked my beard 😛

Well, why not, i’m game for being on the other end of the camera for a change, and it was actually quite an honour because

the photographer was non other than Charlie Yang, … a highly skilled and respected photographer, who’s work always blows my mind.

It was fun!, I have to admit, it felt totally weird too, but I guess I know how models feel now 😛

 

Anyways, he was kind enough to send me one of the images…. 

Yanni by charlie yang photography  DSC 0974  2016 01 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was great fun! the food and drink was awesome !!

 

So please, if you’re up in Kumeu, do stop in at:

 

The Gallery Cafe up in Kumeu 

https://www.facebook.com/thegallerysushiandcafe

 

Say HI to the lovely owners and enjoy some great food and great photos!!

🙂

 

My Cooking Adventures – Healthy

20150208 042A1679122

HI Ho everyone… Just a very quick “FOOD” update…

I had a go at cooking again and am very proud

to announce that i managed to cook a very healthy

dinner…

 

Ingredients:

250g lean meat

1 x onion

various mixed vegies

various mixed beans

 

cook them all up nice and slow…

and you end up with this lovely creation…

BEHOLD….THE FOOD!!

 

2015 06 18 20 25 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After some deliberation and discussions with no one other

than myself and my fridge and my tummy and my eyes

and other things…

 

I decided it needed something to just “finish” it off, so to speak…

 

 

B E H O L D  –  T H E    F I N I S H I N G

 

See, all it needed was two cups of CHEESE 🙂 LOL OMG YESH!!!!!  😛

2015 06 18 20 26 37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subscribe to my YouTube & blog

for Photography, food & fun

Blog: http://www.uneasypills.com
Web: http://www.asylumimages.com
YT : http://www.youtube.com/user/Z3bra
dA : http://asylumimages.deviantart.com

 

 

beardyman, beardymannz, beard, adventure, food, newzealand, happyplace, uneasypills.com, asylumimages.com, photography, myfoot

 

 

 

 

 

%d bloggers like this: