I recently took off on holiday to The States and left my camera gear at home cooling down after a blazing few months around New Zealand and offshore. My eyes and trigger finger couldn’t help themselves though, with the abundance of superb light, iconic architecture, art, spaces, compositions the iPhone camera was heading for data overload. So many classic moments from dinosaurs to the Dia that needed to be captured. Here’s a few of my favourites.

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New Whitney Museum, Meat packing district, NYC by Architect: Renzo Piano

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Raking late afternoon light across Radio City Music Hall, NYC by Architect: Edward Durell Stone (1932)

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Interior space at Noguchi Museum, Queens, NYC

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Tree line lines at the pointy end of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park,
Manhattan, NYC by Architect: Louis Kahn

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United Nations Headquarters photographed from Roosevelt Island, Manhattan, NYC by Architect: Le Corbusier

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Monumental steel with Richard Serra at Dia Beacon, New York

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The Mermaid I met first in 1995 at the Americas Cup in San Diego
(during my first professional assignment) by Roy Lichtenstein at Storm King, New York

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Muted top light falls gently onto the courtyard at the Frick Museum, NYC

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Boats, People, Lake, Summer, Central Park West, NYC

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Dem Bones, Natural History Museum, Central Park West, NYC

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Slice of light runs up the Flat Iron Building, NYC by Architects: D.H. Burnham & Co. (1902)

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Ground Floor Elevation at the Donald Judd, Spring Street Building, NYC

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Getty Centre with waterless water feature due to current Californian drought,
Los Angeles, California by Architect: Frank Gehry

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‘Jesus Saves’ or ‘Susej Sevas’ depending on your world view.
Shot from the comfort of the rooftop bar at the Ace Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles, California

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Blue sky meets garden green reflecting in the Walt Disney Concert Hall,
Downtown Los Angeles, California by Architect: Frank Gehry

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Last of the evening summer sun, Griffith Observatory,
Los Angeles, California by Architects: John C. Austin and Frederick M. Ashley (1932)

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

INDESIGN MAGAZINE AUSTRALIA

Parnell’s Geyser building caught the eye of the editors at InDesign Magazine in Australia.

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ARCHITECTURE NZ

Read Michael Barrett’s epic story behind the Manukau Tertiary Centre’s creation in Architecture NZ magazine.

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DWELL

The fairytale story of how a two car brick garage in Mt Albert transformed into an internationally admired family home.

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URBIS

Manipulated materials, meticulously placed fixings, unexpected texture—the perfect conditions for a wonderful photoshoot, this one for a property in Parnell.

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My latest publishing collaboration Beyond The State is fresh off the press. The celebration of a national treasure, this book explores both the history and contemporary adaptions of New Zealand’s state houses through the knowledgeable writings of Bill McKay, Associate head of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland and Andrea Stevens, Architect, Editor of Design Guide and […]

 

The winning just doesn’t stop!

The Institute of Architects’ Local Awards for Auckland were held last night and I’m thrilled to see some of my clients fantastic work has been recognised.

Congratulations to:
AUT Sir Paul Reeves Building: Jasmax Limited (pictured above)

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Takapuna House: Athfield Architects

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University of Auckland University Hall: Warren and Mahoney Architects

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Cliff Top House: Xsite Architects

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Orua Bay Bach: Bossley Architects

Good luck everyone for the Nationals which will be announced in 2014!

Looking for some fresh images for your eyeballs?
Recently loaded onto the site are photographs from two publications I have worked on.

To get your through the final days of winter and inspire you for the warmer days ahead, there’s Summer Houses with writer Andrea Stevens. I have captured more than 20 of this country’s most stunning homes and holiday retreats, each designed to maximise the connection to their environment and provide for a relaxed style of living.

View the gallery here »

Group Architects

In 1946 a precocious bunch of second-year Auckland architecture students in 1946 established themselves as what would become Group Architects, a celebrated architectural practice which still influences architects, thrills lovers peace, light comfort and beauty today. This book, edited by Julia Gatley follows the group from their early mid-century beginnings through to the structures still used today.

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Two new galleries are now up for your viewing pleasure.

In the domestic gallery is Stradwick House in Auckland, designed by Marc Lithgow of Space Division. Awarded 2011 New Zealand Institute of Architects Auckland Architecture Award for Residential Architecture, this sensitively created family home sits on a tree filled section on the North Western slopes of Mount Albert.

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Omarino, Bay of Islands, NZ

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s iconic Bay of Islands is picture perfect Omarino, the subject of my latest addition to the Process Gallery.
The photographs were used in a campaign developed by Jill Brinsdon of branding studio Radiation to promote parcels of land in this stunning location.

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