Gas station in New Zealand
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The Meter Reader's passion for photography

Derek Smith has been a meter reader in New Zealand for more than 30 years - a job he deliberately chose so he could pursue his vocation as a social documentary-style photographer.

Inspired by the work of the New American Colour Photographers like William Eggleston and Stephen Shore, his pictures capture everyday scenes of New Zealand life.

Interview and production by Anna Frances Pearson

  • 10 Aug 2015