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 1–16 of 40 artworks

Neville Porter

Musterers Window
Framed: 88 x 118cm Photography - Archival paper and inks with True -Vue glass Sold

Neville Porter

The Nevis Hut (A/P)
Framed: 83 x 63 x 3cm Framed fine art photography Sold

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

Neville Porter

Musterers Hut, Central Otago
Framed: 100 x 71cm Photography - Archival paper and inks with True -Vue glass Sold

Neville Porter

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

Neville Porter

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

Neville Porter

DC3
Framed: 62.5 x 87cm Fine art photography on paper- framed Sold

Neville Porter

Late Summer, Needham's Cottage
Framed: 31 x 39cm photography $295.00

Neville Porter

Frankton Arm towards the Remakables
Framed: 18 x 23cm photography $125.00

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Toward Walter Peak
Framed: 18 x 23cm photography $125.00

Neville Porter

Coronet to Arrowtown
Framed: 31 x 39cm photography $295.00

Neville Porter

Musterers Hut, Central Otago
Framed: 100 x 71cm Photography - Archival paper and inks with True -Vue glass Sold

Neville Porter

THE NEVIS ROWAN TREE
Framed: 105 x 76cm photography $2,495.00

Neville Porter

The Road to Skippers
46.5 x 65.5 x 3cm Framed: 50 x 69 x 5cm Photography on canvas framed Sold

Neville Porter

The Road to Skippers
46.5 x 65.5 x 3cm Framed: 50 x 69 x 5cm Photography on canvas framed Sold

Neville Porter

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