Same Place Same Thing by Benjamin Ward in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

To me this photo captures Mount Mauganui pretty well. A lot of people just stay there, spend their whole life living in the same place, watching the same thing.

Name:Benjamin Ward

Place you live: Auckland, New Zealand

Place your photo was taken: Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. A short drive from Auckland, it’s where I grew up.

Can you sum up Mount Maunganui in a short paragraph? A beach side town on the east coast of New Zealand. The surf gets good every now and then. It’s small but not too small. When I’m there it reminds me of growing up.

Occupation: Online store manager at White Box Boutique.

Preoccupation: Music.

What is a perfect day in New Zealand? A sunny day in winter.

What is the best thing about your spot? My family is there.

What is the worst? Winter is quite boring, everyone seems to disappear.

Where is your favorite place in the world? Not sure yet, I’m still looking.