First published in Marti Friedlander and James McNeish’s Larks in a Paradise (1974), this much reproduced and entrancing photograph has become an ‘iconic’, quintessentially New Zealand image, with those sheep, sentient and wary, appearing to question the photographer’s and viewers’ presence there.
Tāngia te kōrero katoa
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
by Marti Friedlander
Permission of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki must be obtained before any re-use of this image.
Gift of Marti Friedlander, with assistance from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2001