Chrissy Irvine is a documentary photographer based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa. She graduated with First Class Honours at Ilam School of Fine Arts in 2014.

Chrissy Irvine is currently working on a photo documentary project in her local community which is faced with sea level rise. Southshore, where Irvine lives, is situated on a spit that separates Christchurch’s Avon Heathcote estuary from the sea. Irvine is documenting the natural habitat of the estuary alongside imagery of the post-earthquake red zone (where houses were demolished and sections left as bare land).

The Pacific is a photograph from this series which is taken from the edge of the Avon Heathcote Estuary looking towards the Pacific Ocean. If you look closely you can see Sumner beach on the right hand side, as well as a ship on the horizon as it enters Godley Heads.

Streams shows a side of Doubtful Sound not shown in tourism campaigns. After a night of persistent rain, the morning revealed hundreds of streams and waterfalls connecting the sky with the sound below. Receiving up to six metres of rain per year, it could be argued the image reveals the sound’s truest temperament.

Both available in editions of 20 (plus artist proofs).

Fine art print (giclée) 310gsm premium lustre silk archival paper (traditional baryta photo paper) using UltraChrome archival inks.

Custom printed in a range of sizes.

Framed, 200 x 200mm: $510

200 x 200mm   $275
300 x 300mm   $375

400 x 400mm   $475

Other sizes: POA


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