Taking the long way home, Angus McNaughton conducts a compelling search through the streets to find houses that force him to stop and take photos. Simple post-war dwellings are chosen for their pared-back forms. Unfenced homes for their exposure to the street outside. Generally 1930-1960 fringe suburbs such as Mt Roskill, Oranga, Corstorphine, Otara, Onehunga, New Lynn, Momona, Green Bay, Brockville, Mt Eden, Mt Albert, Ellerslie, Ranui, Avonside, Bexley, Panmure and Glen Innes. This is where state housing or kit homes were constructed in green field developments. Simpler unadorned forms were preferred in this mid-century period and are the focus of this show. Life is changing in these suburbs, albeit slowly. Families move in and out, renovations are made, the city spreads outwards beyond.
McNaughton spent a year living in the suburb of Glen Innes and witnessed first-hand the tensions and changes that redevelopment is bringing. His home town of Christchurch is another housing hot spot around the red zone areas.
Strictly limited signed editions of five, custom framed, 360mm High, width varies.
Bird Photography by Angus McNaughton
Treading quietly in selected New Zealand wilderness areas, Angus captures images of native and resident bird species:
Kereru, Royal Spoonbill, Tui, Scaup Ducks, Mallard Ducks, Paradise Shelducks, Black Swans, Kāhu/swamp Harrier, Pīwakawaka/fantail, Welcome Swallow, Kotaku/white Heron, Kōtare/sacred kingfisher, Pūteketeke /great crested grebe, Pihipihi/waxeye, Korimaku/bell bird, Tōrea/pied oystercatcher, Tarapunga/red-billed gull, Common Sparrow, Eastern rosella, Little corella, Matuku moana/white-faced heron, Takapu/ gannet
The images are presented as portraits with a vintage pastel / water colour palette.
Numbered editions of ten , all framed in various sizes
Print sizes (frames make these a bit bigger) Most are 50cm squares, 45cm x 54cm 16x20” rectangles Large 800x600 Small 12inch squares.
Lustre prints are Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl paper.
Matt prints are Epson Hot press natural cotton paper.