Nandor Tanczos ; Russell Kleyn; 2007 (neg) 2011; 2011.017


Nandor Tanczos

About this object

This portrait of Nandor Tanczos was taken outside parliament in Wellington when he was still an MP for the Green Party. Photographer, Russell Kleyn was asked by the creative director of Big Magazine in New York to find interesting men to photograph, alternative thinkers who do things differently. He was interested in taking Tanczos' photo as he is an immigrant who has embedded himself into Kiwi culture. He is a devout Rastafarian who has become both a controversial and respected commentator on New Zealand Current Affairs.

Russell Kleyn is a photographer based in Wellington. He is originally from Cape Town, South Africa where he studied graphic design at the University of Stellenbosch. He gained vast photographic experience while living in London for 12 years, completing his Post Graduate Certificate in Photography at Central Saint Martins College of Art. Russell's portraiture is united by a strong impressionistic eye and a weighty psychology in his use of lighting.


Russell Kleyn

Date Made

2007 (neg) 2011

Medium and Materials

(C-Type Lambda print)


image 500 x 400
frame 690 x 587

Subject and Association Description

Tanczos: Nandor

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All rights reserved


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