Ripe Fruit Vol 2

Ripe Fruit Vol 2, is the second book in a series of eight, celebrating an array of New Zealand artists. The subject of volume two is Tony Watkins – architect, educator, environmentalist and all-round maverick…

Take an unorthodox architect, his unique self-built home, a stunning Auckland coastal location, add a keen photographer, and you have Unconventional Architecture: Simon Devitt and Tony Watkins, the second publication in the series of Ripe Fruit books.

Produced by Simon Devitt, the publication is a celebration of Tony Watkins as an architect, educator, environmentalist and all-round maverick.

Devitt is also an educator, lecturing in architectural photography at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.

This photobook features Watkins, who Devitt has captured in his constantly evolving, one of a kind, Karaka Bay house that was built over time, as money allowed.

“I want to tell stories about unique people who are at the peak of their powers,” says Devitt. Choosing people that he has met during his career as a photographer, Devitt celebrates his subjects, capturing them in a moment in time.

Ripe Fruit Vol 2 – Unconventional Architecture: Simon Devitt and Tony Watkins was be officially launched on Wednesday 21 November 2018 at the Auckland Art Gallery along with a one-night-only exhibition of Simon’s photographs featured in Ripe Fruit Vol 2.

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