About Graham Kirk
"I was born in Hawera in 1948. Around the age of nine I began making comic strips - collections of short stories with titles such as Buttercup and Butch on Mars, and Olley and Lazy in the Time Hat. The rest of the time I was drawing ships.
I bought my first camera in 1968 en route to England. It wasn't until several years later, however, that I began to take any decent photographs. By then I'd seen the work of photographers such as Robert Frank and Cartier Bresson. At this time I was living in Auckland and spending most of my spare time taking street photographs with a 35mm camera and black and white film.
I bought an enlarger and learned how to p
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