Images capture Waterview Connection

Publish Date : 31 Mar 2017
Images capture Waterview Connection
Te Whitinga / The Crossing forms a clean white arch over the motorway construction at the southern approach to the tunnel. Credit: Dianne Smith, DShutter Photography.

A Blockhouse Bay photographer has captured the transformative Waterview Connection project through a series of images that reflect its scale and significance.

Dianne Smith has been documenting the construction since January 2013.

As the project comes to an end she’s planning a small outdoor exhibition in Alan Wood Reserve in April.

“Initially I just wanted to capture the action of the wheel wash, but the more I learned about the project the more I realised how significant it was,” says Dianne.

“I could see that linking these two major motorways would provide so much for the local community and for wider Auckland.”

Documenting the construction has been a serious undertaking, with four years of almost daily site visits, and she now has more than 100,000 images.

Whau Local Board member Duncan MacDonald says he hopes people will make the time to go and see the images.

“Dianne has created a wonderful and valuable record of the Waterview Connection, a project of national significance,” he says.

“Whau Local Board is proud to support the exhibition of her photographs.”

Visit Arts Whau for exhibition details.

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