One thing I enjoy about competitions like the Wellington Interclub is the challenge of producing an image that will demonstrate a theme.

In this years event one of the themes was “Music”. But how do you display visually something that is what we hear, and not see.

The answer came as I wandered through the bottom level of Grand Arcade and found a shop that sold and repaired wind and brass instruments. I plucked up the courage to ask if they would let me shoot in their shop, to which they replied “no trouble”. The following images came from that shoot.

I was happy with these shots but I still I think that they lacked something so the next day I spotted a regular busker at the railway station I took his photo. I decided that to make it clear that the subject was about the music I would use selective colouring on his instruments.