The launch of the Cape to Bluff at ECC’s Auckland showroom was a fantastic night, attended by 170 guests. Thanks to everyone who supported the book!

The Shifter Summit, Nashville, March 2024. The World’s First Immersive Architecture/Interior/Hospitality Photography Retreat.

The Ripe Fruit Vol. 2 launch at Auckland Art Gallery on 21 November 2018, brings the book to life by recreating the intimate, personal setting of Tony’s Karaka Bay house.

Designers Speak Auckland July 2018 — Join Simon Devitt for an illustrated talk on his practice as a photographer of architecture, people and place. Simon will discuss why he believes the other senses are so important in how we view and engage with place.

Spark Lab – May 2015: 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.

Find out about my glamourous life as a photographer!

As part of the Auckland Festival of Photography I’m taking part in the free Talking Culture Lecture Series.

I’ll be discussing my practice as a commercial photographer of architecture, people and places as well as my self-published, award winning book Portrait of a House.

Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets
Sunday 8 June 2014
3pm

Auckland Festival of Photography »

The winner of this years Simon Devitt Prize for Photography competition is Alice O’Brien-Gortner.

The annual competition, now in it’s seventh year, was established at the Auckland School of Architecture and Planning.

O’Brien-Gortner, a third-year Bachelor of Architectural Studies student, receives a trophy and $1000 prize money after her image was chosen from a field of twenty finalists.

This year’s theme was The In-Between and I selected Extinguished as the winning entry because this is where the image seems to live.

There is a highly evocative sense of ‘another’ place we get when we experience this photograph.

O’Brien-Gortner has created an imagined world that perhaps raisers more questions than it answers for the viewer.

Her photograph leaves us in a challenging and uneasy place, wondering how we arrived.

A selection this years best entries are on show until 7 June as part of the Auckland festival of Photography.

The 2014 Simon Devitt Prize for Photography Exhibition
28 May-7 June
Foyer, Conference Centre
The University of Auckland
22 Symonds Street

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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
creative.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/elam-projectspace
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www.photographyfestival.org.nz

Photo: Zee Shake Lee, 2012 Winner