Rakai Karaitiana opening night “Rest Area”

Each year the annual Auckland Photography Festival brings galleries together to celebrate fine art photography, and this year we decided to bring Hawkes Bay artist Rakai Karaitiana to show his new series of work “Rest Area”.

The Rest Area images are all hand-coloured photographs captured and coloured by the artist. Hand-colouring was a popular method for producing colour photography in the early to mid 19th century and made popular by the early Japanese colour artists and studios like Kusakabe Kimbei as well as Luis Márquez from Mexico and most famously here in NZ by Whites Aviation.

All of Rakai’s photographic art prints are now available online

Lake Hawea 



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