The challenges we, as photographers, face is not only to accurately digitise each and every object to meet archival standards, but also to exercise our innate creative desire to bring the objects to life – seeing each in a new light. Doing it justice.
Even though most of the objects are from modern times, it was not lost on me the historical significance and stories they hold. Being the collection imaging photographer, I have the opportunity and honour to append to the story – adding our digital layer to the object’s history.
Image: British officer's dress sword (ERI), 2019.62.24, Photographed 10 Mar 2020, © Auckland Museum CC BY