By Peti Morgan
I’m a Wellington based photographer who uses the camera as a tool for creative expression. My work spans landscape, architecture, fine art, travel, and abstract - often focusing on the sea, and aspects of nature.
Some key moments in my photography journey include receiving my licentiate honours from the Photographic Society of New Zealand in 2014, winning a gold medal in the PSNZ Canon National Exhibition (NATEX) in 2015, and exhibiting at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in 2016.
It was during a PSNZ convention that I was able to join an architectural workshop with Jim Simmons, at Anvil House on Wakefield Street, Wellington. We toured up the stairwell, into one of the empty office spaces, and onto the roof.
Anvil House was built in the ‘50s, for Smith & Smiths. A little light research reveals that “Anvil” was actually their paint brand, and their emblem is still shown on the front of the building (the two blokes whacking an anvil). Their original building was burned to the ground, and Anvil House built in its place.