David St George
Ace photographer David St George has been tracking progress on The Hotel Britomart site with his camera.
David St George has a knack for finding the poetry in everyday situations with his camera. We were initially hesitant, for example, about the wisdom of getting him to photograph a building that is only part-way through construction and showing those shots in public.
But it's testament to his skills - as well as the sculptural qualities of The Hotel Britomart itself - that his photographs of the partially completed hotel contain all the sense of promise that the building offers. There are layers of history in the heritage buildings that surround the brand-new building and are being refurbished as part of the hotel construction project. There are glimpses of the harbour views from the hotel rooms. And there is a sense of the thrill of how good the high ceilings of The Hotel Britomart's lobby are going to feel when the interiors are completed in mid-2020.
These photographs were taken on a sunny day towards the end of October 2019. We look forward to updating you with more progress reports soon.