In this issue, our long-time contributor photographed an Auckland apartment (p.110), a house by Claude Megson (p.136), and one by Ken Crosson in Coromandel (p.98).
How would you describe your approach?
I prefer to work with hard directional light, so I start by feverishly checking the weather report. I usually end up circling the building multiple times, taking the same shots in variations of light – as the light changes, the forms change. Coming from an art photography background, I probably focus more on textures, light, form and materials. I think a lot about paintings when I’m shooting. The Megson house was constantly bringing Mrkusich to mind – his paintings would look great in that house.
Tell us a bit about your own home.
We live in someone else’s home, but it is also our favourite home, and we don’t want to leave. We used to drive past and dream of living there, then one day it was offered to us. It’s a brick 1940s modernist home on top of a volcanic lahar and looks out in every direction. It has a feeling of permanence and history which we have grown very fond of.
What else are you working on at the moment?
I’ve been flying kites with the kids, it’s like fishing without the mess, very relaxing.