This photograph appears in Simon Devitt’s photo book Ripe Fruit Vol. 2, the second book in a series of eight.
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. The 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.