Vogue Features Derek Henderson’s Crystalline Series

New Zealand-born fine art photographer Derek Henderson has teamed up with local jewellery makers Melanie Kamsler and Tamila Purvis of Maniamania, creating a series of prints with a focus on the brand’s “mainstay material”, the crystal.

“Using Purvis and Kamsler’s own collection [“Crystalline”] is a beguiling set of photographs that would meld as easily into an inner city apartment as they would a sprawling home,” according to Vogue’s Alice Birrell.

Proceeds of the sales are going to the Montessori Indigenous Children’s Trust that assists families and children in remote indigenous communities.

Henderson’s projects The Terrible Boredom of Paradise and Mercy Mercer explore his New Zealand homeland, prompted by memories of his childhood. Both projects have been exhibited internationally and are published in book form.

Original article by Alice Birrell, Vogue Australia, December 6, 2016.

Photo by Derek Henderson.

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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…