Rangihiroa's mirror

Enting, Brian
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Lower Hutt photographer Brian Enting, born in 1943 was known for his widely published images and numerous books on New Zealand’s natural scenery.

After studying at Victoria University, Enting became a Fellow of the New Zealand Professional Photographers Association. His book The Ancient Islands, co-created with scientist Les Molloy was recognised at the 1983 NZ Book Awards. This dramatic story explores New Zealand's various natural environments. New Zealand landscapes, flora and fauna were a common theme throughout his career. Enting exhibited at Exposures Gallery on Ghuznee Street in 1987 with images of Mount Tongariro. This work’s title Rangihiroa’s Mirror is the name given to Mount Tongariro’s Blue Lake, or Te Wai-whakāta-o-te-Rangihiroa. It’s perceivable this work was purchased from this exhibition.

Enting was employed by various advertising agencies until setting up Brian Enting Projects in 1986 and Key-Light Image Library. Entings images were printed in numerous photographic publications, and also children’s books. In 1991 Enting exhibited alongside his wife and potter Sally Enting and fellow Lower Hutt artist, painter Richard Ponder in the foyer of K-Mart, Porirua. Enting was a founding member of the New Zealand Centre for Photography. Among other interests, he was president of Riding for the Disabled. Brian Enting was killed in a motor accident in September 1995 outside of Hunterville.
Cibachrome glossy colour photograph
Print: hxw; 495 x 325mm
Frame: hxwxd; 725 x 550 x 40mm
Breadth 25mm
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