Congratulations to the winner and six finalists in the 2015 Home of the Year Award, announced in April. Amongst those in the running for the award were some stunners I’ve photographed: The Rammed Earth House by Justin and Louise Wright of Assembly Architects and the Titirangi Red House by Ken Crosson of Crosson, Clarke, Carnachan Architects.

See the finalists here »

Titrangi Red House

I’m heading over to Papua New Guinea soon to photograph the 2015 Pacific Games Village by New Zealand architects Warren & Mahoney, and the Taurama National Aquatic and Indoor Sports Centre by Peddle Thorp. Stand by for some great shots.


Awarded annually in recognition of the best student photograph in Architecture, The Simon Devitt Prize for Photography is now in it’s eighth year. This year’s theme is the ‘Final Frontier’. The finalists have been selected and will be exhibited as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography Fringe Programme.

Tuesday 26 May

27 May – 6 June from Wed – Sat
11am – 4pm

Elam Projectspace Gallery
Ground Floor Main Fine Arts Building
20 Whitaker Place

Auckland Festival of Photography details »

See last year’s winner »

Photo credit: Winner 2014, Alice O’Brien-Gortner, Extinguished




And now a heads up for young photographers of the secondary, tertiary or apprentice persuasion: Can you think laterally? Is your photography creative, original while showing technical expertise? If you’re nodding your head, you could be shoe-in for one of several rather good prizes in the Canon EYEYCON competition. First prize is chokka full of cash, products and THREE all-expenses paid experience days with a choice of professional photographers, including me.

Canon EYECON details »

Photo credit: Winner 2014, High School, Robert Burrowes

I’m giving a talk at Spark Lab about photographing architecture. I’ll be giving the downlow on what makes a great shot, how I’ve turned my passion into a career, and how digital technology is changing the game.

As part of the event I’ll also be giving feedback on other’s pics. If you’d like some advice send your best architectural photograph (you can keep your name anonymous if you’d prefer), before 5pm on Tuesday 19 May to

Thursday 21 May
6.30pm – 8.00pm

Spark Lab, Floor 4, 52 Tyler Street, Britomart, Auckland

Free Admission

Lens on Architecture Lecture details »

We’re already known world-wide for our legendary flat whites, and now we’re getting the nod for the encasing architecture. UK-based website Design Curial named The Knoll Ridge Cafe by Harris Butt Architecture as the Best Coffee Shop Design in the World.

New Zealand Herald Article »

See the full gallery »