bigwoods is a photo essay published in the ‘Dendromaniac’, Enjoy Public Art Gallery’s 2015 issue of its online Occasional Journal.

It features a suite of restored 1949 photographs by celebrated National Publicity Studios photographer Kenneth Bigwood and accompanying text by Emil McAvoy.

Image credit:

‘Little Barrier Island. Bird Life. 25 ft. pylon hide erected for photographic purposes at a Tui’s nest in the top-most branches of a Kanuka tree. This was the lowest Tui’s nest found on Little Barrier Island.’

Kenneth Bigwood
Black and white photograph (1949)
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