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The fine art black and white photography of Jonathan Bourla

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Auckland's One Tree Hill has been a significant landmark for over a hundred years and also a target of Maori protesters. In 1994 the tree was damaged but survived. I believe the supporting harness and ropes in my picture date from that attack. I chose a panoramic format to include the monument, tree and associated ropes and waited until the clouds were pleasing. Fast forward a few years to 1999, when another attack on the tree meant its end had come. I got out my negative for this picture, and had a think how I could turn it into a surrealist representation of when the tree was in place. This is a very different fine art photograph from my usual. Here the goal was not to produce a realistic looking photograph but rather a ghost of what had been there before.

Spirit of One Tree Hill

  • Print sizes available from A4 (the smallest) to A1 (the biggest).  Sizes marked Flat are presented in a clear enclosure with backing board, whilst the larger sizes are sent in a sturdy mailing tube and are marked Tube.  All prices in New Zealand dollars.


    A4, New Zealand, Flat  :   $155

    A3, New Zealand, Flat  :   $235

    A2, New Zealand, Flat  :   $330

    A1, New Zealand, Tube :  $500


    A4, Australia, Flat         :   $175

    A3, Australia, Flat         :   $320

    A2, Australia, Tube       :   $420

    A1, Australia, Tube       :   $590


    A4, International, Flat   :   $270

    A3, International, Flat   :   $520

    A2, International, Tube :   $630

    A1, International, Tube :   $800    

  • This black and white fine art photograph is printed using quality inks on heavyweight matte photo paper for excellent clarity.  Printed with a grey border.  Title and my signature in the border just under the image.

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