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Fernando Ramirez Photos: Day Tripper – Wellington

Fernando Ramirez Photos: Day Tripper – Wellington

Words and Images by Fernando Ramirez

The Day Tripper project started by itself. When I got to Wellington, I started to take long trips with the Day Tripper ticket. Turned out to be an excellent way to know about Wellington and the areas around it. In many of these trips, I talked to people about the city and about the kind of persons that live here. Later on the photos started, and soon realized that Wellington is a beautiful city not just because of the great architecture. It's a beautiful city because of its people. Really kind, they let a complete stranger approach, take photos, learn about their lives and hope for the best. - Fernando Ramirez Photographer

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Lisa & Kate, bus 14

They are from Hamilton.
They like Wellington, except for the wind.
They are staying in a hotel and they are going shopping.
She is 2.

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Mudassar, bus 14

He´s from Pakistan.
He´s here doing a PHD in tuberculosis.
He likes Wellington because it´s a small place.
He also likes the bus system.
He misses his family.

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Chad Vanboom, bus 14

He´s going to school.
He wants to be a video game designer.
His favorite game: Halo 3

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Bernard, bus 03

He´s going to school.
He wants to go to medicine school, to become a psychiatrist.
He thinks it´s an intresting job, and he is good at science.

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Cara, bus 03

She sells children´s books.
Her favourite author is : Jackie French.
She is working, even on the bus, reading a new book.

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Sophie Willians & Matilda , bus 03
They are going to meet a friend.
She is an enviromentalist, but for now, she is a mum.


Fernando Ramirez studied journalism at the Diego Portales University, and published many stories in several newspapers. Only in the last three years has he has been dedicated to photography in a professional way. His photography career started with a story related to Chilean bands in which he took the photos and. From that moment on, he started to work in a pub, covering every event and band for nearly two years. Meanwhile , he also started working in weddings with great success. Finally he got to work in press at the independent research journalism website , where he works at present. He continues to occasionally do weddings or band photos. He can be contacted on

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