18 Nov 2018

Unconventional Architecture - Simon Devitt and Tony Watkins

From Standing Room Only, 1:50 pm on 18 November 2018

Most architectural photography presents the building as a showroom, a beautiful object, but one of our leading architectural photographers Simon Devitt has created a series of photographs that portray a life through images of a home. Simon has teamed up with maverick architect, writer and environmentalist Tony Watkins to publish a photographic essay of Tony's remarkable home in Karaka Bay Auckland which Tony began building and writing about in the 1970s.

Simon Devitt has made a career of focusing his camera on architecture.His first self-published photobook was on the celebrated Ian Athfield house in Wellington and these days he also lectures on the subject at the University of Auckland.

Mark Amery talked to Simon and Tony about their book Unconventional Architecture, the second in a series Simon has called Ripe Fruit, introducing us to people through images, and is launched at the Auckland Art Gallery this week.