Monday, February 02, 2015

Inside out

OTNSTUDIO has only been possible because artists have not only allowed us to photograph in one of their most private places but also make those images free to anyone who wants to use them. A few have not been happy with the idea and have either asked for us not to release photos or not to take them in the first place. We initially thought this would be the default position as the process is pretty intrusive and some of the information (what people are reading, what’s lying around on desks) can be unintentionally revealing. But the cumulative result is incredible as you can see from the 10 photographs taken in various studios Peter Robinson has worked in over the last 21 years (On OTNSTUFF there are some larger versions of these images). You can see more images from these visits to Peter Robinson on OTNSTUDIO along with a new set we are putting up today from 2006. This latest batch of studio shots includes a new artist to OTNSTUDIO the Wellington painter Simon Morris who we visited a few weeks ago in his spectacular Lyall Bay studio. New to the site are shots taken in Lillian Budd's’s studio in 2003, Michael Smither in 1983 and our great friend the ceramic artist John Parker at work in 2011.

Images: left to right, top to bottom, Peter Robinson’s studio 1993, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014