Where We're Headed: Vaughan Brookfield

Vaughan_Brookfield011 “Where I came from isn’t worth worrying about. It’s where I’m heading that keeps me feeling alive, even though most of the time I have no idea where that is.”

New Zealand photographer Vaughan Brookfield finds something symbolic about a single person in a contemplative state standing along. "I feel it gives a still image a story", he says. But what is the story? We asked Vaughan to track down the subjects in some of his solo shots and ask them where they came from, and where they are headed. This is what they said.


“I came from a small-town world in Wanaka, New Zealand, full of hopes and dreams with fire in my belly for success surrounding my passions. I am headed for the international stage, sharing my journey and enthusiasm for love and life through my music.”


“I originate from a quaint country town in South Australia. I’m heading anywhere where the lights shine bright so it’s day through the night.”


“I had come from my morning walk aroud Lake Hayes, New Zealand. Who knows where I’m heading – it’s the search that keeps me excited.”


“I feel a strong nostalgia for this place. My mother holidayed here as a young child, as did I and now I long to spend more time here with the hope that one day I will be able to share this place with my own family.”


“I come from a four way family collision which includes 4 Adults, 7 boys, 1 girl, 2 male dogs and a male cat. I don’t know where I’m heading, but I’m sure it will be fun.”


“I come from the land of beer, bodega, lego and viking pillage. I am headed to shake hands with the fish for sure…the rest is unknown and I wouldn’t have it any other way!”

Via Monster Children