April is traditionally photography auction time in New York. Here are a few stand out photographs from Christie's sale last Friday. There were a total of 211 lots which sold for a total of 5,367,500 USD
Lot 480 - William Eggleston, Memphis (Tricycle) c.1969-1970 266,500 USD
Lot 441 - Robert Frank, Parade, 1955 - 170,500 USD
Lot 593 - Eugene Atget, La Villette, rue Asselin, 1921 - 242,500 USD
Lot 419 - Gregory Crewdson, Dream House - 116,500 USD
My pictures explore the strange anthropology of cities. The unusual and overlooked in the human landscape.
I am asking the viewer to question the idea that photographs as documents are complete representations of subject.
I'm interested in the universality of life and the idea of parallel lives - when one thing is happening here, something else is happening over there. The democracy of non-places fascinates me, in the knowledge that inevitably nothing is as it seems.
I work and live between Auckland and Paris.