Neville Porter

Neville Porter

  • Biography

    ‘East meets West’ captures the diversity of Central Otago and beyond by fusing the centuries old traditional craft of Japanese washi paper with the 19 th century western tradition of photography.

    Neville Porter’s compositions capture fleeting moments which have been preceded by intense studies of the power and diversity of these dynamic landscapes. The burnt brown, the snow white slopes, the lush green spring growth and the colours of berries and flowers are dramatic against the sculptural landscape.
    The ever-changing weather creates a rolling drama with light and dazzling effects. This is a landscape that never ceases to amaze.

    Neville’s compositions encourage the viewer to be curious and contemplate unfamiliar scenes that evoke familiar landscapes. The opportunity to document this place often emanates from a serendipitous moment!

    For more than three decades Neville Porter has been fascinated by the process of creating photography.
    In 2018, he began exploring a new medium involving washi paper . Neville went to Japan to better understand the 1600 year old process of this papermaking. Its unique qualities provided an amazing opportunity to translate his photography in a very special way. Rembrandt and other contemporary artists greatly prized the special qualities of washi paper imported by the East India Company in the 17th century. This traditional handmade paper was registered by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage item in 2014

    About Neville Porter
    Neville Porter has had a passion and interest in photography for more than three decades. As a medium it has provided an opportunity to create his own worldview and continues to evolve and take him on many incredible journeys!
    He has a breadth of photographic experience in many diverse fields including the Music Recording industry, World Cup Snow Skiing, Luxury Advertising, and Architecture.
    Neville is a New Zealand embassador for Leica Cameras.
    NB. The image above is Neville next to the worlds first Leica camera.

Showing all 28 artworks

Neville Porter

Musterers Window, 2024
Framed: 91 x 121 x 4 cm Photography - printed on archival paper with archival inks - UV/anti reflect glass $3,500.00

Neville Porter

Musterers Window, 2024
Framed: 72 x 95.5 x 4 cm Photography - printed on archival paper with archival inks - UV/anti reflect glass $2,600.00

Neville Porter

Musterers Hut, 2023
Framed: 74 x 110 x 4 cm Photography - printed on archival paper with archival inks - UV/anti reflect glass - (order to match MW height) $2,600.00

Neville Porter

Musterers Hut, 2023
Framed: 91 x 133 x 4 cm Photography - printed on archival paper with archival inks - UV/anti reflect glass $3,500.00

Neville Porter

Stony Creek Skippers tailings - East Meets West Solo Exhibition
120 x 80 cm Framed: 132 x 103 cm Giclee print on Japanese Washi Paper $6,900.00

Neville Porter

Too Early to Skate - East Meets West Solo Exhibition
59 x 80 cm Framed: 78 x 101 cm Giclee print on Japanese Washi Paper $2,950.00

Neville Porter

Tomorrow - East Meets West Solo Exhibition
59 x 80 cm Framed: 78 x 101 cm Giclee print on Japanese Washi Paper $2,950.00

Neville Porter

Memories - East Meets West Solo Exhibition
80 x 59 cm Framed: 102 x 76 cm Giclee print on Japanese Washi Paper $2,950.00

Neville Porter

To The Sea - East Meets West Solo Exhibition
80 x 59 cm Framed: 102 x 76 cm Giclee print on Japanese Washi Paper $2,950.00

Neville Porter

Musterers Hut, 2023
Framed: 73 x 107 x 4 cm Photography - printed on archival paper with archival inks - UV/anti reflect glass $2,950.00

Neville Porter

Harrisons Cove, Milford Sound, 2023
83.5 x 83.5 cm Framed: 94 x 94 cm Photography - printed on "Bizan" handmade Japanese Washi paper with archival inks $3,900.00

Neville Porter

The Remarkables, Queenstown, 2023
83.5 x 83.5 cm Framed: 94 x 94 cm Photography - printed on "Bizan" handmade Japanese Washi paper with archival inks $3,900.00

Neville Porter

Mitre Peak, Milford Sound (in the style of Michael Smithers), 2023
83.5 x 83.5 cm Framed: 94 x 94 cm Photography - printed on "Bizan" handmade Japanese Washi paper with archival inks $3,900.00

Neville Porter

Re Ananui Caves, West Coast, 2023
83.5 x 83.5 cm Framed: 94 x 94 cm Photography - printed on "Bizan" handmade Japanese Washi paper with archival inks $3,900.00

Neville Porter

The Hut and Musterers Window diptych
photography on archival paper with archival inks - framed with True Vue glass Sold

Neville Porter

Musterers Window, 2024
Framed: 78 x 104 x 4 cm Photography - printed on archival paper with archival inks - UV/anti reflect glass Sold

Neville Porter

Ida Valley Winter, Maniototo, 2023
83.5 x 83.5 cm Framed: 94 x 94 cm Photography - printed on "Bizan" handmade Japanese Washi paper with archival inks - Ltd edition 2/10 Sold

Neville Porter

Approaching Branches - East Meets West, 2019
56 x 80 cm Framed: 77 x 101 x 6 cm Giclee print on Japanese Washi Paper Sold

Neville Porter

Stony Creek Skippers tailings
55 x 80 cm Framed: 77 x 101 x 6 cm Giclee print on Japanese Washi Paper Sold

Neville Porter

Shadows at Idaburn - East Meets West
54 x 81 cm Framed: 77 x 101 x 6 cm Giclee print on Japanese Washi Paper Sold

Neville Porter

Ida Valley Winter, Maniototo, 2023
83.5 x 83.5 cm Framed: 94 x 94 cm Photography - printed on "Bizan" handmade Japanese Washi paper with archival inks Sold

Neville Porter

Musterers Hut, Central Otago
Framed: 73 x 107 cm Photography - Archival paper and inks with True -Vue glass Sold

Neville Porter

A View At Every Corner
56 x 80 cm Framed: 77 x 101 x 6 cm Giclee print on Japanese Washi Paper Sold

Neville Porter

A View At Every Corner
56 x 80 cm Framed: 77 x 101 x 6 cm Giclee print on Japanese Washi Paper Sold

Neville Porter

Approaching Branches - East Meets West
56 x 80 cm Framed: 77 x 101 x 6 cm Giclee print on Japanese Washi Paper Sold

Neville Porter

The Hut and Musterers Window diptych
Framed: 72 x 210 cm photography on archival paper with archival inks - framed with True Vue glass Sold

Neville Porter

Tekapo Lupins
Framed: 100 x 230 x 3.5 cm Photography on canvas framed Sold

Neville Porter

Tekapo Lupins
49 x 122 cm Framed: 73 x 145.5 x 3.5 cm Photography - Archival paper and inks with True -Vue glass Sold