Simon Devitt (b.1973) is a photographer born in a creaky gypsy caravan by torchlight. He is based in Auckland, New Zealand. His practice focus is Architecture. As part of his photography practice, Simon travels extensively throughout Australasia and further afield.
In 2013 Simon launched his first self-published photo-book on the Athfield residence in Wellington Portrait of a House. Since then he has started publishing the Ripe Fruit series, as well as the award-winning photo-book Rannoch, and All Things Considered series.
Devitt’s images also feature in many books and collaborations including Long Live the Modern (2009), Group Architects: Towards a New Zealand Architecture (2010), Athfield Architects (2012) and Summer Houses (2011).
Simon’s work is published in numerous national and international magazines including: Elle Decor (Italia and South Africa), Architectural Digest (Germany), Dwell (USA), Habitus, InDesign (Australia), Architecture NZ, Home New Zealand, Urbis, Interior (NZ).
He also lectures in Photography of Architecture at the University of Auckland where he additionally has offered the annual Simon Devitt Prize for Photography since 2008.
Devitt has exhibited in both group and solo shows and is currently represented by PhotoFoyer in Milan, Italy.
He is available for commissions, collaborations, guest lectures; prefers his martini shaken, not stirred; once had a man crush on Nick Cave, and has a penchant for garden gnomes.