Fiat Lux by Andrew Ross

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Andrew Ross is to Wellington what Atget was to Paris both the principal photographer of a disappearing city (if old buildings are Wellington's endangered wildlife, Ross is as close as it comes to a park ranger), but also a very fine painter with light.

Since 1996, Andrew Ross has been building an extraordinary record of aspects of a vanishing New Zealand. His beautifully lit, atmospheric photographs of dilapidated buildings, industrial workshops and domestic interiors are one of the outstanding bodies of work in contemporary New Zealand photography.

For Fiat Lux, five writers have collaborated with Ross to choose ten photographs each on a particular theme – workshops, environmental portraits, domestic interiors, buildings demolished for the Wellington motorway extension, and the use of natural light – and have written short essays to accompany them.