Elle-May on her trip: "The purpose of this trip was solely for us to get fresh inspiration. At the time we decided to go, we were both studying at college (myself, photography, and my friend Theresa, Video Production). We both had a ton of ideas we wanted to execute but didn't have the freedom of time and landscapes to shoot in. We were both getting tired of the busy-ness of life in the city and needed to clear our heads. We had been talking about doing [the trip] for a very long time. Our restlessness got the better of us and we just did it out of spontaneity.
The whole time there we were blown away, There were the most surreal, beautiful landscapes all of us had ever experienced. We took days out just hiking with our cameras and spending time amongst nature. We stayed in different batches all around the South Island and also stayed with relatives, in attics and beside fireplaces! It was cool to just forget about everything and slow down our days. We still talk about how amazing doing this was every time we hang out!"