Until recently, I’ve been reluctant to add moving images to my repertoire as a photographer. I’ve seen a lot of very good moving image work within the Architecture community, but most of it feels a lot like TV to me; fast moving, dramatic sweeping pans or tilts.

My attempt as a photographer is to create pictures and picture stories that in some way convey to the viewer what it feels like to be there, at the house, by the fire, on the land. I want my moving images to reflect this intention as well. That the still images can sit along side and compliment the moving images, creating a dialogue between the two.

This is my first attempt (its not perfect) at a moving image narrative. Its about a house that Architect Pete Bossley made 13 years ago deep in the Marlborough Sounds (NZ) for cinematographer Michael Seresin.


Check out this Rural Sanctuary in the Wakatipu Basin.

The client wanted a modern cottage that would be a perfect calming retreat and Bureaux certainly delivered.

View the whole gallery here»


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.

New Whitney Museum

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


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


Interior space at Noguchi Museum, Queens, NYC


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


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


Monumental steel with Richard Serra at Dia Beacon, New York


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


‘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


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


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