Chapter 3 Hamilton Christmas Vignettes: The photographer extraordinaire
Christmas in Hamilton through the eyes of Joshua Middleton
We know you as the force behind some of the most stunning and original photographs of the city ever taken. How would you best describe what you do?
Well first of all thank you kindly =) and good question. How can I put it? Well, I love to compress and freeze time, flatten it out in the form of a fixed memory that hopefully catches an audience and stays with them to the point they compare it with reality when they cross that path.
What is your Hamilton citizenship status?
Born in Tokoroa and moved back and forth to live in Samoa growing up;dropped out of high school made the move to live in Hamilton for around 20 years.
Where do you currently call home?
The Tron of course , living out Claudeland ways.
Will you be in Hamilton for Christmas?
Yes should be around hopefully have enough funds to do my hand outs on Christmas day in the Tron. =) I usually keep the morning free on Xmas day to see if I can help someone in anyway that’s about it.
In 10 years’ time, you will look on 2013 as the year that you…
…started to take photography a bit more serious and step up my skill set a notch.
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Nice of course: always treat people the way you would like to be treated. I’m not perfect but I’m trying to improve everyday.
What are you hoping Santa will bring you this year?
An Energy pack for 2014 because I am going to be run off my feet. A new Mac for my editing would be nice but I know that’s not gonna happen lol
Hamilton’s best-kept Christmas secret is…
The faces behind Lovethetron =) who hopefully I will meet one day soon [eds -aw shucks! He’s so nice!]
We first came across the Talented Mr Middleton way back in May, and we have been hooked on his stunning work and quiet modesty ever since. See Hamilton through his eyes on Facebook or drop him a line on Twitter @JMiddleton_imgs.