May 18, 2012

Architectural Photography from New Zealand by Simon Devitt

I've recently been in conversation with an architectural photographer from New Zealand who is partnering with to bring us images of some of the incredible architecture being created on the island nation. Starting tomorrow Simon Devitt will be sending along slideshows of some of the projects he has recently photographed. The concept for his photography series is to showcase a new project every few weeks. We will curate the projects to bring some of the most creative project and beautiful designs that New Zealand has to offer. I look forward to our collaboration.

More about Simon and his Photography:Auckland Photographer Simon Devitt brings a unique view to photography of Architecture. While this genre appears quite specific, it offers me the broadest possible view on the world; landscapes, the built environment and people are all treated with the same democratic eye. I have not trained in architecture, and I taught myself photography. I capture what I see not only as 'an outsider looking in' but as an outsider 'exposing' beauty in situations where inherent beauty might be present but not articulated as a dramatic moment, or series of dramatic moments. Translating reality to two dimensions produces a medium of pure perception. Beauty to me is infinite in its complexities and exquisite in its simplicity. Two of the complexities I love are decisive moments and decay. Decay to me offers the most compelling aspect of beauty; time has to have played out, a space has to have been lived in, or used to a degree that the original intention of the design becomes a part of the person or people, and vice versa. Mostly the appetite in the magazine world is for newness and a fresh perspective on design, which reveals other aspects of beauty. I'd love to revisit some of these places in ten years to see how they look.

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