By The Editors,
Hadyn Green has been writing about sport and leisure for PublicAddress.net since 2008 and is a big fan of sports uniforms and sneakers. He is also representing New Zealand in FullCodePress (an international website building competition) as part of the Code Blacks.
His first pair of sneakers were Converse All Stars purchased from Para Rubber for $10, and he has had numerous pairs since then. Hadyn wrote ‘Sneakernomics’ on page 40 while wearing Adidas Samba X-Wings from the 2010 Star Wars collection.
For the past six years, Stephen Goodenough has lived in and worked from a converted 1930s Christchurch central city building. With his wife and two young boys, he occupies the second-storey apartment and works—sometimes late into the night—in his studio at street level.
His work is varied, encompassing commercial, corporate, magazine, food, fashion and architecture, and his background in graphic design gives him an eye for shape, texture and structure.
Originally introduced to photography by his father, a keen amateur with a darkroom in the shed, Stephen most recently scored four silver awards at the 2010 Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards. See his work on page 56.
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Esther Goh graduated in Communications at AUT last year. She quickly gained a gig at the Herald and, more importantly, Idealog. Somehow she managed to snag two of the fun jobs here: putting together our Idealog Weekly newsletter and compiling IdealGear (page 32). “I spend a lot of time on the internet and come across lots of people who do cool stuff, so it's good to be able to do something with them.”
As well as indulging her love of the written word, Esther likes cooking and baking, dabbles in photography and “kinda” plays guitar.
Writer Jacqui Gibson loves a good pie—almost as much as she loves a good yarn. And she found both when she trotted off to San Francisco to catch up with Kiwi pie-maker and entrepreneur Alka Patel. "Believe me when I say Alka's homemade pies trump all others," she says. "I definitely wanted to squeeze a couple in my suitcase for the long trip home." Instead, she got down to the business of capturing Patel's story. Jacqui has been storytelling her whole life, starting as a pint-size narrator of tall tales and eventually graduating to newspaper hack and freelancer.