Simon Devitt

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Simon Devitt

Auckland
https://simondevitt.com

Biography

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, having worked in many different settings across cultures around the world. This has had a great impact on his professional practice, which has been greatly enriched by his experience of each particular context, from Shanghai and Los Angeles to Japan and New Zealand.

He is the author of the award-winning photo book Rannoch and the All Things Considered series. Photo books bring together Simon's 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, he has started publishing the Ripe Fruit series.

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

He once had a man crush on Nick Cave, and has a penchant for garden gnomes. Oh, and he prefers his martini shaken, not stirred.

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

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