Justin Spiers — Biography
New Zealand photographer Justin Spiers has a long-standing interest in documenting and exploring the relations between humans and their environment, especially, but not exclusively, with regards to the animals that share their planet. He is perhaps best known for ‘Pet Photo Booth’, initiated in 2005 with Yvonne Doherty while he was Director of the Perth Centre for Photography, a position he held from 2004-2007. He has continued to pursue this project in Australia and New Zealand, most recently, during his tenure as Caselberg Trust Creative Connections resident in 2018. During this residency, he produced portraits of Otago Peninsula residents and their pets using the ‘Pet Photo Booth’ format.