I live and work between Auckland and Paris. My interest lies in the strange anthropology of cities, observing and making photographs of the unusual and overlooked in the human landscape where nothing is as it seems. I make photographic series which evolve into bookworks. I'm also involved in curatorial projects and at Auckland's AUT University ongoing photography workshops with international photographers and curators.

Grants and Awards

1997    - Creative New Zealand

2001    - Finalist Wallace Art Award

2002    - Finalist Waikato Contemporary Art Award

2005    - Finalist Prix du Livre. Arles Festival, France

2006    - Creative New Zealand

            - Finalist Prix du Livre, Arles Festival, France

2013    - Finalist Wallace Art Award

2014    - Finalist Wallace Art Award

Workshops Conducted

2003    - Nooderlicht Festival Netherlands, with Antoine d’ Agata and Peter Bialobrzeski

2007    - AUT University, Auckland, with Antoine d’Agata and Peter Bialobrzeski

2008    - AUT University, Auckland, with Lewis Baltz and Slavika Perkovik

2009    - AUT University, Auckland, with John Gossage and Alec Soth

2010    - AUT University, Auckand, with Rineke Dijkstra and Paul Graham 

2011    - AUT University, Auckland, with Paul Graham and Todd Hido

            - Lichtblick School, Cologne, with Wolfgang Zurbon

2012    - AUT University, Auckland, with Pieter Hugo and Quentin Bajac

            - Lichtblick School, Cologne, with Wolfgang Zurbon

2013    - AUT University, Auckland, with Sandra Phillips

            - Lichtblick School, Cologne, with Tina Schelhorn

2014    - Lichtblick School, Cologne, with Tina Schelhorn

2016    - Auckland, with Roger Ballen

Publications

1993  - Four Parts Religion, Six Parts Sin - PhotoForum - Auckland NZ

1996  - A Celebration of Kindness The Dalai Lama in New Zealand                 

1998  - Not Here. Not There - Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK.

1999  - Vital Signs - Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK.

2000  - Aide-Memoire - One Star Press, Paris, France.

2001  - Lucky Box. A Guide To Modern Living - Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK.     

          - Lucky Box / 2 - One Star Press, Paris, France.  

2003  - First Ever Pictures of God - Libraire Florence Loewy, Paris, France      

          - Global Detail - Noorderlicht, Groningen, Netherlands

2005  - Killing Time in Paradise - Schaden.com, Cologne

          - Daumenkino (The Flip Book Show) Kunsthalle Duesseldorf

          - Performance Sport 33, Victoria University Press Wellington

          -  Traces & Omens – 40 trees - Noorderlicht, Groningen, Netherlands

2006  - You are Here- Schaden.com Cologne

          - Wonder-land - New Zealand Photography at the Fotografia Internazionale di Roma

2007  - A Short History of Photography with Gerry Badger- Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK   

          - My House My Head - FAQEDITIONS

2008  - China Story – FAQEDITIONS

          - I Look At You, You Look At Me – FAQEDITIONS

          - Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar – FAQEDITIONS

          - Text Book – FAQEDITIONS

2009  - You Won’t Be With Me Tomorrow – FAQEDITIONS

          - Small Anarchies from Home – FAQEDITIONS

          - Unconcerned But Not Indifferent - FAQEDITIONS

2010  - Against Forgetting - FAQEDITIONS

          - All The Places I’ve Ever Known – Kehrer Verlag, Germany

          - Birds - FAQEDITIONS

          - As It Is? – In 4 Chapters - FAQEDITIONS

          - One Day - As photographer and editor – Kehrer Verlag, Germany

          - Paris Diary, May 2010 – FAQEDITIONS

2011  - Paris Diary, November 2010 – FAQEDITIONS

          - Sri Lanka Diary, February 2011 - FAQEDITIONS

          - Still Looking For It - FAQEDITIONS

          - Some of John’s Friends - FAQEDITIONS

          - Eat Me - FAQEDITIONS

          - Paris Diary, May 2011 - FAQEDITIONS

          - Kassel, Three Days in June - FAQEDITIONS

          - Cologne Stopover, June 2011 - FAQEDITIONS

          - Skytower - FAQEDITIONS

          - TRUTH AND VARIOUS DECEPTIONS - FAQEDITIONS

          - Paris Diary, November 2011 - FAQEDITIONS

          - Rome Pocket Guide - FAQEDITIONS

2012  - ...exclusivity dwells in habitat - FAQEDITIONS

          - NYC - FAQEDITIONS

          - Harvey's Point - FAQEDITIONS

2013  - PARIS - FAQEDITIONS

          - LOST HOME - Super Labo, Japan

          - Some Things You Should Have Told Me - Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK

          - Auckland photographs - LANDFALL 225 - Otago University Press

          - IN BRUGES - FAQ EDITIONS

          - Pictures They Want to Make - Recent Auckland Photography - PhotoForum

2014  - HB/AKL/MEL/SYD/AKL/21-26/5/2015 - FAQEDITIONS

          - HOW HUMANS MADE GOD - SUPERLABO Japan

          - YOU WON'T BE WITH ME TOMORROW - Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK

          - PhotoForum at 40 - Rim Books

          - PARIS - FAQEDITIONS

2015  - Melbourne 14-16 February 2015 - FAQEDITIONS

          - Any Lonely Person Write To Ponsonby - FAQEDITIONS

          - NOT FOOD OR SEX - FAQEDITIONS

          - UN-SOLVED PUZZLES RE-MAIN - FAQEDITIONS

          - FOR SALE BABY SHOES NEVER WORN - FAQEDITIONS

          - I stayed a minute - RATTLE RECORDS

2016  - The Traveller - Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK

2017  - The Month Before Trump - FAQEDITIONS

          - THE LAMENT - Dewi Lewis Publisihng, UK

Exhibitions

1994 - Auckand Museum - Auckland Photographers Now

         - Outreach Gallery, Auckland - Erotikos

1995  - Auckland Museum - Currency - 20 New Zealand Photographers

1997  - Minnie Street Studio, Auckland  - One Night Stand

1998  - Archill Gallery, Auckland - 747x10

          - Royal Photographic Society, Bath - Acquired Image

          - Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art - Aboukrat Collection

          - Photology Gallery, London - Not Here. Not There

1999  - New Work Studio, Wellington - 747x10

          - Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland, Vital Signs

2000  - galerie Serge Aboukrat, Paris - Mois de la Photo a Paris

          - colette, Paris - Vital Signs

          - World Wide Web, Update: The Active Eye

2001  - Purple Institute, Paris - Aide-Memoire

          - ASA Gallery, Auckland - Stratum

          - Dunedin Public Art Gallery - Aide-Memoir

          - Secession of Vienna - Aide-Memoire

2002 - La Périphérie galerie, Paris - new work

         - critical secret, Paris - new work

         - NorthArt, Auckland - new work

         - Australian High Commission, New York - group show

         - Dunedin Public Art Gallery, installation

         - Palais de Tokyo, Paris - Aide-Memoire

         - Spree, Paris - new work

         - galerie eyris, Paris - Double Vision

         - Spree, Paris - group show

2003  - Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany - group show

          - Librairie Florence Loewy, Paris – First Ever Pictures of God 

          - Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands – First Ever Pictures of God

          - Spree, Paris, Hotel Art

2004  - Adshel lightpanels, Auckland - Installation

          - Galerie Lichtblicht, Cologne - Killing Time in Paradise

          - NorthArt, Auckland - Installation

          - Bath Street Gallery, Auckland - Hotel Art

2005  - Spree, Paris - Killing Time in Paradise

          - Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands - True Colours

          - Kunsthalle Duesseldorf “Daumenkino“– Aide Memoire

          - NorthArt Auckland - 40 people I met in Paris and Northcote

          - Waikato Museum, Hamilton. Contemporary Art Award

2006  - Matakana Pictures, Solaris – Modern Photography / NZ’s favourite

          - St Paul Street Gallery Auckland - No Borders no Boundaries

          - Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma - Wonder-land

          - International Festival of photography, Lodz, Poland - Killing Time

          - Antwerp Foto Museum, Belgium. Flip Book Show - Aide Memoire

          - Snow White Gallery, Auckland -Terrain Vague

          - Pingyao (China) International Photography Festival – Wonder-land

2007  - Auckland Festival AK07 – Wonder-land

          - Muka Gallery, Auckland – Aide-Memoire

          - Bowen Galleries, Wellington – New work

          - Hex Gallerie, Brussels – New work

          - Satellite Gallery, Auckland, My House My Head

          - St Paul Street Gallery Auckland, China Story

2008  - Shanghai Zendai MoMA – 60 Portraits

          - Lodz Fotografia Festival Poland – China Story

          - Spree, Paris – A Short History of Photography

          - John Leach Gallery Auckland – A Short History of Photography

          - Satellite Gallery Auckland – They Were Young Once

          - Auckland Festival of Photography, Manukau Light Night – I Am Your Neighbour

          - Satellite Gallery, Auckland – Victory of the Trivial

          - Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne - China Story

2009  - Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge UK. – China Story

          - Ost Gallery, Moscow – group show

          - Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam – Marks of Honour

          - Bath Street Gallery, Auckland – Big Work, Small Works

          - Kaune Sudendorf Gallery, Cologne – Marks of Honour

          - Cutlog Contemporary Art Fair, Paris – You Won’t Be With Me Tomorrow

          - Spree, Paris – Victory of the Trivial

2010  - Photographers Gallery, London – Marks of Honour

          - Pimp the Timp, Cologne – Small Anarchies

          - Plovdiv Festival, Bulgaria – Small Anarchies from Home

          - Cutlog Contemporary Art Fair, Paris – Against Forgetting

          - Spree, Paris – All The Places I’ve Ever Known

          - Athens Photography Festival – China Story

2011  - WARTE FÜR KUNST, Kassel - Aide Memoire

2012  - Photomatic Sunday - Brussels

          - Diplomat Gallery, Philadelphia, About New Zealand

          -  Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckand - Against Forgetting

          - Pimp the Timp, Cologne - Tokyo Story

          - Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland - Harvey's Point

          - Angkor Photofestival - You Won't Be With Me Tomorrow

2013 - Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland - The Pah Homestead

         - Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2013 - China Stories

         - NorthArt, Auckland - Recent Auckland Photography

         - Gallery 44, Bruges, Belgium - Pictures from Here and There

         - colette, Paris - LOST HOME

         - Superette, Paris - New Work

2014 - NorthArt, Auckland - Ways of Looking 

         - L'Atelier Cinq, Arles - Chine Today

         - Phoenix Art Museum - INFOCUS Self-Published Photobooks, CHINA STORY

         - Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland - PhotoForum at 40

         - Spree, Paris - Victory of the Trivial

2015 - City Gallery, Wellington - Photoforum at 40

         - Public Art Gallery, Dunedin - Photoforum at 40

         - kijk:papers, Warte für Kunst, Kassel

         - Open Book - RM Archive, Auckland

         - I Stayed a Minute (collaboration with Eve de Castro-Robinson) - Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

2016 - Open Book - Physics Room Library, Christchurch

         - Cutlog Edition 7 - Hotel Particular Montmartre, Paris - la complainte

         - Phoenix Art Museum - INFOCUS Self-Published Photobooks, UN-SOLVED...NOT FOOD OR SEX

2017 - Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland - Here, Now, Then, Always

         - Spree, Paris - An overview

         - NorthArt, Auckland - FEAST