Edward always on the case

You never know when, where or how Edward ‘Ted’ Hughes will show up, but he will as Ted will go to the ends of the earth for that special photograph.

Like a marksman he will take that ‘shot’ that captures that glimpse, look, attitude and emotion – that one moment in time – without the photoshop editing.

Here are just some samples of his work. Contact Ted through us if you would like to see more of his work or to engage his services.




Whakapapa Research Workshop

It was an attentive group of people who gathered in Wanaka Two at the Dunedin Town Hall to hear Darin and Virginia present their workshop, describing the two year journey of intense research that culminated with the published book “Bernard Winton Johns – Five Decades of His Architecture”.

It was a privilege to have Kaumatua Edward Ellison formally  welcome and introduce Darin and Virginia to the audience before they started their presentation.

Many areas of the team’s journey were covered, such as the in-depth research in libraries, university archives and council records as well as online tips and tricks with various search engines and websites. Interviewing techniques,  budgets, overcoming road blocks and record keeping were amongst the topics covered. And some great questions were answered in the Q & A session that followed.

Arapata Reuben from the Ngai Tahu Whakapapa unit also contributed and updated the audience on their innovative latest work which will be rolled out to fellow Ngai Tahu over the next couple of years.

Tamariki Storytelling

A bunch of enthusiastic tamariki gathered to hear a selection of her wonderfully read  faerie poems by Virginia at the Dunedin library yesterday as part of the Ngai Tahu Hui-A-Iwi.


The time flew by quickly and some great faerie folk pictures were drawn inspired by her poetry.


Bernard Winton Johns – Five Decades of His Architecture – Limited stock available

With the successful book launch and with many pre-launch sales, there is now only limited stock left of Bernard Winton Johns – Five Decades of His Architecture.

These are available from only selected retail shops:

Marsden Books, 159 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington

(more booksellers coming and will be updated once stock has arrived)

or from The Bach Doctor Press direct

You can order your copy for $65 (plus $7.50 P & P) by e-mailing Darin at:


The Bach Doctor & Virginia with Books

Darin (publisher) & Virginia (author) with Books

Some feedback and reviews so far:

“We must congratulate you on all your hard work to produce such a fine publication”

“He was a very talented man and it’s great to have part of the story recorded”
“Congratulations the book is great”
“Many thanks the book arrived and is amazing!”

Book Launch Pictures

After a manic couple of weeks gathering the last of the equipment, organising catering, sending out final reminders, liaising with the wonderful Professors Robert and Brenda Vale at Victoria University School of Architecture, arranging transport and accommodation for the out of town authors (Ann in Waiheke and Mark in Dunedin)  and checking the books that arrived, the big day dawned and what a fantastic turn out!

crowd 5

An attentive crowd

Maggie, Ann and Margaret

Maggie, Ann (author) and Margaret

A wonderful welcome from Robert and Brenda Vale, a thank you for all the assistance in the research and from the home-owners for allowing us inside their homes  from Darin the Bach Doctor and a great talk from Mark the author on Bernard’s life and work while a 450+ slideshow showcasing many of the homes and features along the way played on the screen.

Professors Robert and Brenda Vale 2

Robert & Brenda Vale

Bach Doctor Press Welcome

Darin (publisher) welcoming everyone

Mark warming the crowd

Mark (author) fielding questions

Many people stayed on in the lecture theatre to watch the slideshow, while others thronged the book sale table, mingled with past and current home owners and took refreshments at the buffet table. We discovered that many people had travelled from all over the country to attend the book launch, places as diverse as Cambridge, Wanganui, Levin, Auckland, Invercargill, Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa as well as many local Wellingtonians.

Queues for Books

Queues for books!

Brian & Lorna

Brian & Lorna

Alice, Kate, Michael & Guy

Alice, Kate, Michael & Guy

Sale table 4

Virginia (author) book signing

Lorna & Michael

Lorna & Michael

Virginia & Lorna

Virginia & Lorna

Veronica, Shirley & The Bach Doctor

Veronica, Shirley & The Bach Doctor

Michael & John

Michael & John

All too soon the launch was over, but we have all enjoyed the journey of research and meeting so many wonderful people along the way – thanks to you all for making it a wonderful experience.

The Bach Doctor & Virginia with Books

Darin (publisher) & Virginia (author) with the Book!

Book Launch: Bernard Winton Johns – Five Decades of His Architecture


Five Decades of His Architecture

By Ann, Mark & Virginia Innes-Jones

 BWJ Architecture Book Cover


Book launch: Victoria University, (Te Aro campus) Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian Street, (between Cuba and Taranaki Streets), Wellington

Date: Saturday 31 October 2015, at 2.00 p.m.

This book celebrates the architectural achievement of Bernard W Johns, an architect who influenced and changed the architectural landscape of Wellington and its region, for over half a century.

It contains biographical information, photographs, plans and the stories of those who commissioned works by this well known Wellington personality.

For over five decades, he was an active commentator on the developments of the region and along with his peers he helped revolutionize the manner in which we all live.

In this publication we explore the houses, apartments and commercial structures that this architect designed during his long career.

The book is a celebration of Bernard Johns’ architecture that we can all enjoy.

Publication  October 2015