September 15

 

Simon Devitt

By Talk Design

September 15, 2021


Simon Devitt is a photographer with a strong practice focus in Photography of Architecture, currently based in Auckland, New Zealand, with an established international practice throughout Australasia and further afield.

Simon has both a strong sense of home and a wanderlust which goes right back to when he was born in a sandstorm beside a sleeping camel in 1973. Working in many different settings across cultures around the world has had a great impact on his professional practice, which has been greatly enriched by Simon's experience of each particular context: Shanghai and its people, the fruitful silence of a Japanese bamboo forest, the light in Los Angeles, so different to the harsh, more direct light in New Zealand. Simon Devitt loves people in my photos as their appearance adds a sense of scale and a place in time.

Simon is an author of the award-winning photo-book Rannoch and the All Things Considered series. Photo-books bring together his passion for image, place and language, which started in 2013 with the launch of Portrait of a House, his first self- published photo-book on the Athfield residence in Wellington. Since then, Simon has started publishing the Ripe Fruit series.

His images feature in many books and collaborations including Long Live the Modern(2009), Group Architects: Towards a New Zealand Architecture (2010), Athfield Architects (2012) and Summer Houses (2011); as well as in numerous national and international magazines such as Elle Decor (Italy, UK, Japan and South Africa), Architectural Digest (Germany), Dwell (USA), HabitusInDesign (Australia), Architecture NZHome New ZealandUrbisInterior (NZ).

Simon lectures in Photography of Architecture at the University of Auckland, where he has also had the pleasure of offering the annual Simon Devitt Prize for Photography since 2008.

Currently, he is represented by PhotoFoyer in Milan, Italy and Simon's work has been exhibited in both group and solo shows.

Simon is available for commissions, collaborations and guest lectures in New Zealand and worldwide.

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