Gavin Hipkins

A DigitalNZ Story by Courtney Johnston

Auckland-based photographer Gavin Hipkins often - even usually - works in series, either tightly or loosely strung together groups of images that explore a place, a moment, an idea, a state of mind. His photographs often cause you to question what you are looking at - real or manipulated or make-believe world? 'Sydney Harbour' and 'South Island (House)' are particular favourites.

Sydney (Harbour). From the series: The Homely

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South Island (House)

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The shaman (blue)

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The oval

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Christchurch (Mask). From the series: The Homely

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Dunedin (Landscape). From the series: The Homely

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Te Wairoa (Falls). From the series: The Homely

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Wellsford (Sign). From the series: The Homely

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Christchurch (Museum). From the series: The Homely

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The gulf (redhead)

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Near New Plymouth (Clouds)

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Christchurch (Icicles)

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Huka (Falls)

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Auckland (Mount Eden)

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Wellington (Museum) 1998. From the series: The Homely

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The sanctuary: Melbourne (path)

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Auckland (One Tree Hill). From the series: The Homely

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The sanctuary: Melbourne (hut)

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The terrace (9)

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The terrace (7)

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The terrace (4)

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The terrace (2)

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Melbourne (Rope)

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Empire (tree)

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The Ring

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The Host (Part II)

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Hokitika (Rocks)

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The terrace (1)

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The terrace (10)

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The terrace (6)

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The terrace (8)

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The terrace (5)

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The terrace (12)

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The terrace (11)

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The terrace (3)

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The terrace

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Sydney (Dogs)

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Sydney (Lion)

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Sydney (Museum)

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Rotorua (Fountain)

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Napier (Tree)

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Westport (Curtains)

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Romance: Houhora (Sheep) 2003

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Christchurch (Corridor)

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Christchurch (Mask)

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Romance: Auckland (Diver)

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Wellington (Fern)

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Melbourne (Cross)

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Melbourne (Wood)

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