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America's Cup: 'Light on Water' Geoff Dale in conversation with Peter Montgomery

by 22 Jun 2022 00:57 BST 22June 2022
A double exposure image shot on a 110yr old camera at the 2021 America's Cup - Light on Water exhibition - NZ Maritime Museum © Geoff Dale

Experience Geoff Dale's remarkable Light on the Water photography exhibition from the 2021 America's Cup before settling as he chats with legendary sports broadcaster, Peter Montgomery.

The two will discuss the 'Light on Water' exhibition, the spark of a passion project and no-doubt some sailing tales too. There will also be space for audience members to ask questions related to photography, the America's Cup and the exhibition itself.

Geoff Dale joined the New Zealand Herald as a photographer in 1970, where he spent 28 years on staff before going freelance.

In 2019 he began a project to photograph the 36th America’s Cup using a 1909 Auto Graflex camera with a Ross of London 20-inch telephoto lens manufactured in about 1900. The old technology of film and large format photography has given the images a timeless look while photographing the cutting edge of yachting technology.

This technology was probably used to shoot America's Cups of the J-class era covering three of the Shamrock challenges. It is amazing to think that it could still be in use to cover the AC75's over a century later.

You must book for this this free event

For full information and background and

To hear an interview with Geoff Dale and Radio NZ

  • When: Wednesday 8 June, 5pm - 7.30pm

  • Duration: 2.5 hours

  • Where: New Zealand Maritime Museum

  • Free with museum entry - bookings essential, but no charge.

  • Masks required for entry under Orange alert level.

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