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.
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.
Coastal homes were a hit last time, so I’ve fished up more water-embracing digs.
It’s all about homes right here, with new galleries veering from a remote coastline bolt-hole to a central Ponsonby cottage with a surprise lurking behind the front door…
INDESIGN MAGAZINE AUSTRALIA
Parnell’s Geyser building caught the eye of the editors at InDesign Magazine in Australia.
Read Michael Barrett’s epic story behind the Manukau Tertiary Centre’s creation in Architecture NZ magazine.
The fairytale story of how a two car brick garage in Mt Albert transformed into an internationally admired family home.
Manipulated materials, meticulously placed fixings, unexpected texture—the perfect conditions for a wonderful photoshoot, this one for a property in Parnell.
There’s a load of fresh, new photography galleries now online.
Whether you love your architecture served wild and coastal, with scientific precision, or a random place between those two destinations, there’s plenty to enjoy.
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