Another Art Deco Weekend is upon us here in Napier. It is an amazing spectacle. The first time I witnessed it in 2007, I couldn’t really take it all in. It brings people in from not only New Zealand, but from around the world. Some vintage car enthusiasts even ship their precious automobiles over for the occasion!
The best part is how everyone is able to participate in it with just a little bit of effort put into dressing the part. Napier’s CBD magically transforms into yesteryear, when you combine vintage cars along the streets, vintage planes overhead & everyone dressed like the 1930’s.
Needless to say, it is a photographers playground! Most years, you will find me there with my camera along with everyone else. If you ever thought “No one uses a camera anymore,” you haven’t been to Art Deco. I always come home thinking the big camera companies would be thrilled to see all the gear that was out that day.
I’ve gone through my archive for the past 5 years & selected the highlights of the many images I’ve shot at Art Deco. Most may be purchased as Wall Art.
The Art Deco Weekend Galleries include: People & The Overall Scene; Air Show – Vintage Planes; Vintage Cars; & The Vintage Car Parade.
(Note: If you are vintage car owner who participated, you don’t have to scroll through all the images, just put your license plate number into the Search Box. Most car images have been labeled with a license plate number or an entry number.)
Art Deco Sunday 2014. Gatsby Picnic. License Plate BEEBAA
Art Deco Sunday 2015. Looking the part outside The Emporium.
Art Deco Sunday 2014. Hood ornament on a 1933 Chevrolet Eagle. License Plate 33CHEV
Art Deco Sunday 2013. Air show. New Zealand Airforce Red Checkers Aerobatic Team flying.
Art Deco Sunday 2012. License Plates AUBY 8 & BH2088 & 35PKRD
Art Deco Saturday 2014. Vintage Car Parade. License Plate ? Entry #178
Are you looking for something specific? Contact me & I will happily look through my Archive for you.