I am nzgirl’s Next Top Blogger!

I’m super excited to report that last night nzgirl named me their “Next Top Blogger” for October, hurray!

Many thanks to the nzgirl team, especially Jo, for encouraging me to write – I am very new to the blogging world but am really enjoying sharing my thoughts/opinions/favourite things with the world.

Head over to nzgirl and check out my posts, let me know which ones you like by “liking”, “tweeting” or “pinning” (or all three!) and commenting – I want to know what you’d like to read about in future posts! Also, you can follow me on nzgirl if you’re a member (meaning that my posts will come up in your home page on nzgirl) or follow my facebook page, where I post links to all of my nzgirl posts.

Also stay tuned here – I will be posting more photography in the next few months, once uni is over.

© Meagan Kerr 2012

 

 

Check out the nzgirl iPhone app

As some of you may (or may not!) know, I regularly publish content on nzgirl, an online space for finding and sharing your favourite things – it combines all the good things of an online magazine and forum, allowing users to generate their own content and share their favourite things as well as having a collection of bloggers who write and share regularly.

Check out the nzgirl app for iPhone, available in the iTunes store now!

The nzgirl crew have been hard at work over the last year or so, working on the nzgirl iPhone app. I wanted to write this post not only to encourage you all to download it (more information here), but also to congratulate Jo, Jenene and the team on all of their hard work.  Well done, ladies!

A few links for you:

nzgirl website

missmeagankerr on nzgirl

nzgirl on Twitter

nzgirl on Facebook

Greyhounds as Pets

Meet Jack, who has found his forever home with my friend Karen.

 

If you’re thinking about getting a pet, I’m going to put it out there and suggest that you think about adopting a greyhound. They are super smart, affectionate, gentle creatures who are easy to care for.

Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) is a registered charity, established by Greyhound Racing New Zealand to find loving homes for retired greyhounds. They have a comprehensive adoption programme to ensure that each dog is match with a home that suits their temperament.

Most greyhounds don’t bark, have a short easy-care coat, and don’t smell. They’re like teenagers – they spend a lot of time sleeping/lying around/leaning against things – but without the surly attitude! Greyhounds are really easy to care for – they just need a daily walk, somewhere soft to sleep, healthy food, and lots of love.

Please head to the Greyhounds as Pets website find out more – if you click on the “We Need Homes” tab, you can see some of the gorgeous greyhounds who would love to find their forever home with you!

© Meagan Kerr 2012

Things that go BOOM!

Last week an awesome thing happened: Kiwi shot putter Valerie Adams was awarded the gold medal  she earned at the 2012 London Olympics.  I won’t go in to the reasons why she didn’t receive it in London, during the Olympics, you can google that yourself.  I wanted to post about Valerie’s award ceremony because I am extremely proud of her and think that this gold medal was an amazing achievement.

I didn’t get a chance to go along to the ceremony, because seats were limited.  I did, however, head over to Devonport, tripod (and boyfriend) in tow. You know why? Fireworks, that’s why.  I’ve never photographed fireworks before, and I wanted to give it a go.

Let me know which one is your favourite by leaving a comment below, and the one with the most votes will become the new cover image for my facebook page for November.  I’ll also send one of you lovelies a treat to say thanks for commenting (open to people in NZ only) – you have until 1159pm on Monday October 1st!

1. Pink fireworks and the bright lights of Auckland City

2. Olympic colours to celebrate an Olympic champion

3. This stunning red and white firework reminded me of a Pokemon ball!

4. This orange and purple firework looks a bit like a pansy, don’t you think?

5. A spectacular fireworks display to celebrate a spectacular achievement. Well done Valerie!

© Meagan Kerr Photography 2012

Upcoming group exhibition – Full Basket

Tomorrow brings the opening of “Full Basket”, the group exhibition being put on by the second year photography students (of which I am one) from Unitec (check out the facebook event page here).

Poster image by Anton Maurer
Poster design by Janelle Baptist

I have  one piece in the exhibition, a portrait of my lovely friend Violet, from a collaborative shoot done a few weeks ago (hair and makeup by Cassie Ace) that is the lead up to a series of avant garde beauty portraits.  I haven’t shared any images from the shoot yet, so if you want a sneak preview, you’ll have to come along to the exhibition or wait a few more weeks until I post them online.

If you’d like to join me at the exhibition opening, it’s on Monday, September 17 at 5.30 pm at the Te Po Gallery, located in Building 1 at the Mount Albert Unitec campus (139 Carrington Road, Pt Chevalier, Auckland).  There will be wine and nibbles to enjoy while you peruse the art, and if you find a piece that you’d like to purchase, you will be able to arrange that directly with the artists.

If you can’t make it to opening night, please do come and have a look at the  exhibition – it runs until Friday, September 21, and the regular Te Po Gallery hours are 9 am to 4 pm from Tuesday to Friday.

Many thanks to APIX Photographic Supplies for their kind sponsorship of our exhibition – your support is very much appreciated!