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.
Awarded annually in recognition of the best student photograph in Architecture, The Simon Devitt Prize for Photography is now in it’s eighth year. This year’s theme is the ‘Final Frontier’. The finalists have been selected and will be exhibited as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography Fringe Programme.
Tuesday 26 May
27 May – 6 June from Wed – Sat
11am – 4pm
Elam Projectspace Gallery
Ground Floor Main Fine Arts Building
20 Whitaker Place
Photo credit: Winner 2014, Alice O’Brien-Gortner, Extinguished