As part the Festival of Architecture 2017, 21 in 21 represents the confluence of architect and photographer in the continuum that is recording New Zealand’s built heritage.
Lloyd Macomber is a practicing architect and director of heritage specialists Salmond Reed Architects (SRA). Images in this exhibition will include subjects Macomber and his firm have had a hand in restoring and adaptively reusing or altering including; Auckland’s Chief Post Office, Civic Theatre, Allendale House, Art Gallery, War Memorial Museum and Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral. Other images represent the everyday shack, barn or pre-loved structure found on the side of the road.
A camera over the shoulder has been Lloyd’s constant companion long before joining SRA and for well over 2 decades he has sought out image-worthy compositions on countless subjects – typically old buildings – both from afar and up close. Along with the stock in trade photographers tools of composition, pattern, viewpoint, tone, colour and the must have tool – light, Macomber revels in the well used, the worn and the faded buildings from yesteryear. The patina of age in old building elements continues to be the main attraction.
Friday 1 September – Wednesday 27 September