Flying high: the photography of Lloyd Homer
- Date: Thursday, 10 October, 2019
12:10pm to 1:00pm
Free event. You don't need to book.
Taiwhanaga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.
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Spectacular panoramas from high altitude
Lloyd Homer is one of the leading photographers of New Zealand’s natural environment. Working for the Geological Survey (now GNS Science) for over 35 years, he was at hand to record the impact of events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides.In the later part of his career Lloyd specialized in aerial photography, creating spectacular panoramas from high altitude.
Simon Nathan has worked with Lloyd for many years, and has recently published a book on his photographic career. For this illustrated talk, Simon has chosen a selection of his favorite images from the book (with some extra images around Wellington as a bonus).
There will be an opportunity to buy copies of the book, and have the author sign them, at the presentation.
About the speaker
Simon Nathan is a geologist, science historian and biographer of Wellington. He is the author of a number of books including James Hector : explorer, scientist, leader (2015), Through the eyes of a miner : the photography of Joseph Divis (2016) and most recently Flying high: the photography of Lloyd Homer (2019)
Oblique aerial photograph of the Wellington region, showing how the Wellington Fault forms the western edge of the CBD and harbour. Can you spot the Beehive and the National Library? Photo: GNS Science VML22993, taken by Lloyd Homer in 1985.