• Aberhart
    ISBN: 9780864735560
    Title: Aberhart

    Laurence Aberhart has been at the forefront of New Zealand photography since the late 1970s, and is recognised as a major international figure. Like the paintings of Colin McCahon - an artist with whom Aberhart is frequently paired - his photographs are a sustained meditation on time, place and cultural history. They are also virtuoso pieces of photographic craft. This book is a landmark in New Zealand art publishing. In a definitive overview of Laurence Aberhart?s work to date, 240 full-page reproductions of iconic photographs of churches, marae, cemeteries, Masonic Lodges and other subjects are accompanied by illuminating essays by leading New Zealand art writers Gregory O'Brien and Justin Paton. O'Brien pursues the motif of the horizon through Aberhart's work, considering the many journeys that his career encompasses and the shelters and structures seen along the way, while Paton focuses on the human presences that quietly animate Aberhart's extraordinary body of work.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $125.00
  • Caves: Exploring NZ's Subterranean Wilderness
    Caves: Exploring NZ's Subterranean Wilderness
    ISBN: 9780473382797
    Title: Caves: Exploring NZ's Subterranean Wilderness

    New Zealanders as a collective share a deep connection with the outdoors. Our rivers, forests, and mountains are part of our national identity but our caves are less well-known and often misunderstood. Though nearly every corner of the country has been explored and mapped, exploration beneath our land is still in its infancy. This book takes readers on a journey into New Zealand's longest and deepest caves, through one of the world's most dangerous cave dives, and prospecting for a totally new kind of cave on a South Island glacier. In Caves: Exploring New Zealand's Subterranean Wilderness, Marcus and Neil share their passion for caving with well-researched narrative and dramatic photos - it's as close as you'll get to real caving without getting your socks wet. Caves are places of mystery where few people dare to venture. They are also a valuable resource both for science and recreation and we hope that by sharing our knowledge, and experience in New Zealand's caves we may inspire others to enjoy and protect them. This book is the first of its kind for New Zealand and no effort has been spared in its making. It is for both cavers and non-cavers alike, to inspire, and showcase the true beauty of caves and the mettle of those who explore them.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Folded Eggs
    Folded Eggs
    ISBN: 9780473437701
    Title: Folded Eggs
    Author: CONNEW BRUCE

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Landmarks
    ISBN: 9780143774228
    Title: Landmarks

    A handsome, landmark book celebrating the work of three of our literary and artistic heavyweights.

    The complementary work of artist Grahame Sydney, fiction writer Owen Marshall and poet Brian Turner was first brought together in the hugely successful Timeless Land in 1995. Its pages showed their shared, deep connection to Central Otago, to its vast skies, its wide plains punctuated by jagged ranges, its unique colours and its dwarfing effect on the people who pass through it. Twenty-five years later, this lavish new volume from these three long-time friends showcases a rich selection of their subsequent work, including recently written, previously unpublished pieces. Through their own marks about the land and its people, be it in ink or paint, they offer a love song to the South Island, in particular Central Otago.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Let the Southern Light Erase Your Name
    Let the Southern Light Erase Your Name
    ISBN: 9780473351595
    Title: Let the Southern Light Erase Your Name

    Part memoir, part degenerative-motor-neuron-essay, part photography. Ltd ed. of 100 copies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Lights in the Landscape: NZ Lighthouses
    Lights in the Landscape: NZ Lighthouses
    ISBN: 9780987666758
    Title: Lights in the Landscape: NZ Lighthouses

    Lights in the Landscape is a spectacular photographic journey from New Zealand's most northern lighthouse at Cape Reinga, to our most southern, in Foveaux Strait. The book shows not only the lighthouses themselves but also the landscape around them, capturing the wild beauty of the coastline, the often unpredictable weather and the wildlife that live in these, mostly isolated areas. Accompanying the photographs is text giving a short history and for lighthouses still operational, technical details. The photographs have been captured by state of the art camera equipment, and feature sharp textural landscapes in many different light situations from storm light and moonlight and nightscapes filled with stars. Photographic data is included in the caption of each image. The book will also include a brief history, with portraits, of the last keepers that manned the lighthouses in the final days before automation.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Long View
    Long View
    ISBN: 9781023220618
    Title: Long View

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Long View
    Long View
    ISBN: 9781023220613
    Title: Long View

    Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name at Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland, 29 May - 22 July 2018 as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography.

    Writing about the work, art essayist Gregory O’Brien says: “Harking back to the 19th Century when artists like Alfred Sharpe and John Kinder were making images of the city-in-progress that would become colonial Auckland, Macpherson’s ‘long view’ of Tamaki Makaurau is both a product of its times and an imaginative response to the subtropical metropolis.

    “Her photo-sequence asks questions of its subject: To what extent does the evolving urban environment reflect the needs, desires and dreams of its population? Do the communities that live and work within the metropolis determine its shape and direction, or is the city the orchestrator and shaper of the lives of its citizens?“.

    The opening photograph of The Long View; Takarunga – Mount Victoria Devonport provides a diorama view of the Auckland isthmus – an elevated view of the city that is being explored throughout the series. Capturing Silo Park, Victoria St West and Myer’s Park, Macpherson’s work features a plethora of billboards, construction sites and hoardings – symbols of change, as well as a nod to the civic past and present.

    Macpherson says, ‘an important the motivation for the series was, I think, to explore the major place that Auckland occupies in the national dialogue. The fact that the city is the source of a lot of New Zealand’s wealth and power brings with it a particular feeling. The work is made with social awareness but it isn’t documentary – it’s more about trying to get inside a feeling.’

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Marti Friedlander: Portraits of the Artists
    Marti Friedlander: Portraits of the Artists
    ISBN: 9781869409173
    Title: Marti Friedlander: Portraits of the Artists
    Author: BELL LEONARD

    For fifty years, Marti Friedlander (1928-2016) was one of New Zealand's most important photographers, her work singled out for praise and recognition here and around the world. Friedlander's powerful pictures chronicled the country's social and cultural life from the 1960s into the twenty-first century. From painters to potters, film makers to novelists, actors to musicians, Marti Friedlander was always deeply engaged with New Zealand's creative talent. This book, published to coincide with an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Wellington, brings together those extraordinary people and photographs: Rita Angus and Ralph Hotere, C. K. Stead and Maurice Gee, Neil Finn and Kapka Kassabova, Ans Westra and Kiri Te Kanawa, and many many more. Marti Friedlander: Portraits of the Artists chronicles the changing face of the arts in New Zealand while also addressing a central theme in Marti Friedlander's photography. Featuring more than 250photographs, many never previously published, the book is an illuminating chronicle of the cultural life of Aotearoa New Zealand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • NZ Camera 2017
    NZ Camera 2017
    ISBN: 9780000000293
    Title: NZ Camera 2017

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $67.00
  • NZ Landscapes Pocket Ed
    NZ Landscapes Pocket Ed
    ISBN: 9781877333439
    Title: NZ Landscapes Pocket Ed
    Author: APSE ANDRIS

    An outstanding, best-selling collection of over 100 photographs of New Zealand and its sub-Antarctic islands by Andris Apse, one of the country's most successful and innovative landscape photographers. This handy pocket edition is ideal for mailing or as a keepsake of your travels.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
  • Observations of a Rural Nurse
    Observations of a Rural Nurse
    ISBN: 9780995122970
    Title: Observations of a Rural Nurse

    A unique photographic portrait of the King Country. Sara McIntyre, the daughter of the artist Peter McIntyre, was nine years old when her family first came to Kākahi, in the King Country, in 1960. The family has been linked to Kākahi ever since. On the family car trips of her childhood, McIntyre got used to her fathers frequent stops for subject matter for painting. Fifty years on, when she moved to Kākahi to work as a district nurse, she began to do the same on her rounds, as a photographer. This book brings together her remarkable photographic exploration her observations of Kākahi and the sparsely populated surrounding King Country towns of Manunui, Ōhura, Ōngarue, Piriaka, Ōwhango and Taumarunui.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Our Future: Nga Tau Ki Muri
    Our Future: Nga Tau Ki Muri
    ISBN: 9780473234881
    Title: Our Future: Nga Tau Ki Muri

    This timely and visionary new book includes 137 Westra photographs of the New Zealand landscape, with text contributions from Hone Tuwhare, Russel Norman, Brian Turner, David Eggleton and David Lange, who wrote a short piece for Ans as part of an unreaslied book project in 1987. Well known for her iconic black and white documentation of Maori culture, Ans Westra is also known for her colour works, which show concern for New Zealand's destiny, "an island exploited by various waves of settlement". Shot with Ans' trusty Rolleiflex camera, the sometimes damning images in Our Future have been made over the last 20 years. "The purpose of the book is to give a directive to the country, an awareness of things changed and lost within its short history. If we don't plan for the long term and keep taking stop-gap measures, we leave very little behind. Instead of becoming like the rest of the world, this beautiful place should become a shining example of hope for survival in a newly balanced environment. Ans Westra.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Pictures They Want to Make: Recent Auckland Photography
    Pictures They Want to Make: Recent Auckland Photography
    ISBN: 9780959781861
    Title: Pictures They Want to Make: Recent Auckland Photography

    It is not uncommon to hear the phrase 'take a picture' used in connection with photography, when really what photographers do is make pictures. Pictures They Want to Make presents a selection of works by twelve contemporary photographers, and examines the various ways in which the images are created, and the motivations that drive them. Each of the artists has a connection to the Auckland region; some of the photographs capture aspects of that region's culture and landscape, while others testify to the mobility and ambition of the artists - their familiarity with other places and people. The images reveal distinctive identities and characters, Auckland's place in the Pacific, the influence of history on the contemporary environment, the wonder of the commonplace, and much more. Most of all, they are personal statements; they are about how the artists see the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Polynesian Festival
    Polynesian Festival
    ISBN: 9781877484001
    Title: Polynesian Festival
    Author: TAMUA EVOTIA

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Self-portrait
    ISBN: 9781869407841
    Title: Self-portrait

    From a childhood in London orphanages to half a century in New Zealand photographing wine-makers and artists, children and kuia, Marti Friedlander has lived a rich life - one defined by the art of looking, seeing, capturing on film. In Self-Portrait, Marti tells her story for the first time. As unflinching and clear in prose as in her photographs, she describes growing up in a London orphanage, being Jewish, working in a Kensington photography studio, marrying a New Zealander and moving to a challenging new country. Here she spent her life photographing the ordinary and the extraordinary, protests and politicians, balloons and beaches. Seeing with a stranger's eye, Marti Friedlander describes how she captured the transformation of New Zealand life over more than fifty years. This book is a rich meditation on one women's photographic journey through the twentieth century.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Still Looking Good
    Still Looking Good
    ISBN: 9783000628566
    Title: Still Looking Good

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00
  • Wildbore: A Photographic Legacy
    Wildbore: A Photographic Legacy
    ISBN: 9780473444136
    Title: Wildbore: A Photographic Legacy

    Wildbore: A photographic legacy explores the world of Pohangina Valley farmer Charles E. Wildbore through his remarkable photographs. Wildbore captured the unprecedented environmental change that, by the beginning of the 20th century, had transformed a densely forested valley into farms and orderly settlements. Wildbore¿s photographic legacy enables us to visualise the forests that have been almost entirely extinguished from the lowlands of the Manawatu region and, indeed, throughout New Zealand. More than that, it allows us to imagine a future where forests and wetlands are restored ¿ to coalesce with landscapes of human endeavour.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00