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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Samuel Wong is the winner of this years prize for his entry ‘Rider’.

My description of his winning entry:

“The winning photograph left me in no doubt. Its a picture I wish I had made myself. The sense of the uncanny, the surreal and a poetic nod to the theme are all captivating characteristics of the winning photograph. The winning entry reveals a deceptively ambiguous narrative that held my attention and begged re-visiting. Its success rests, uneasily in between the everyday and the otherworldly.”


Elam Projectspace Gallery • 19 June – 22 June

Opens 5.30pm on Tuesday 18 June
Hours 11am – 4pm Wed-Sat
Where 20 Whitaker Place, Auckland

Artists Architecture Students of Auckland University
Theme Fringe

This prize, established in the School of Architecture and Planning at The University of Auckland in 2008, is awarded annually in recognition of the best student photograph in Architecture. The 2013 theme is ‘Subterranean.’

09 373 7559 ext 81682

Photo: Zee Shake Lee, 2012 Winner

24 May 2013

At the New Zealand Architecture Awards Dinner at the Viaduct Events Centre I was humbled to receive the President’s award citation:

Energetic, committed and enterprising, architectural photographer Simon Devitt has proved himself to be a very able chronicler of the work of New Zealand’s architects.

By dint of his skill, application and determination, Simon has carved out a significant and still- developing career in a challenging field in a challenging market.

Courteous and properly assertive, he has pursued his career with ambition and imagination, and his drive to master his craft has bought significant benefits to many practitioners.

His instigation and execution of demanding publishing projects is testament to the impressive seriousness with which he approaches his craft.

Photo by my dad


A huge thanks to all those that voted in the recent Maggie Awards for magazine covers.

Brilliantly, the Architecture NZ November/December 2012 cover featuring my image the Geyser building in Parnell, Auckland was the category winner in the business and trade section!

Congratulations to editor Justine Harvey and the team at Architecture NZ.