Photographer Paul Maitland captured a landscape that could be a bit like New Zealand’s Mount Cook and his subjects’ memories.
Maitman said the landscape of Auckland was “pretty unique” in terms of the architectural elements and the location of the buildings, but “the way in which it all comes together as one whole is very unique.”
“We didn’t just create a landscape from scratch, we took a snapshot of a landscape we had already seen.
It was an interesting way of getting into the architectural world,” he said.
Maintaining that uniqueness was the challenge, he said, but he was “excited” to capture “something that really resonates with me as a photographer.”
In addition to the iconic buildings and their natural environment, the landscape also includes many “hidden” details.
“The trees are all around the site, the cliffs are everywhere, the river is a bit of a wild animal’s den, the houses are all lined up,” he explained.
I think that’s really cool.” “
These are just things I like to take pictures of, and then I like them all to go into my gallery.
I think that’s really cool.”
“It’s just a wonderful place.”
“I like it to be here, it’s a beautiful place, it has such a rich history and history is what makes New Zealand so special,” he added.
“I think the whole place feels very connected.”
New Zealand is the country with the highest concentration of architecture and architecture heritage, with nearly 70 per cent of its buildings built between 1819 and 1930.
“New Zealand is an incredibly beautiful place,” said Maitlander.
“There’s so much to do and see, you can see it from all over the world.”
“I like to work in different ways, it really gives me something to look at.
The landscape of New Zealand makes me feel like I’m in the middle of a country and I’m looking at a different landscape.”