Date10 Apr 2020
At Home and in the Studio with David Straight at this quiet and reflective time.
There is not much to do as a photographer during lockdown. All my work is outside, usually at someone’s house. I’ve tried going out to take pictures but it seems forced. I’ve tried to do some research on a new project but my mind just can’t be bothered. Though I’m loving walking on empty streets.
So being at home is a quiet affair. A repetition of coffee, walking the dog, trying to read books but really just obsessively reading Twitter, walking the dog, wine. And I’ve been watching the beautiful autumnal light move around my house which is a lovely thing. It's nice to take time and just look.
David Straight was born in Christchurch, raised on the West Coast, and graduated from Massey University School of Fine Arts, Wellington. He is a photographer whose work focuses primarily on architecture and the built environment. David now works with many leading New Zealand architects. He has produced two books - John Scott Works (Massey University Press, 2019) and Vernacular: The Everyday Landscape of New Zealand (Potton & Burton, 2015) with Philip Smith.