Michael Mahne Lamb Michael Mahne Lamb is a New Zealand born artist currently based in Wellington. He holds a Bachelor of Design (Honours) from Massey University. His first book Complements, published by Bad News Books in 2018, is an exploration of visual thinking. In particular, how images can stimulate the mind through the activation of amodal perception. Translating this psychological effect into a still image, the interpretative possibilities open a library of visual concepts from past individual experiences. Lamb's most recent exhibition Courting Frustration, builds upon the language of Complements, and asks the question 'Can a photograph look at us?'.

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

BDes (Hons) in Photography, Massey University, 2014

RT Nelson Emerging Artists Award, 2018
The People's Choice Award, NZ Art Show, finalist, 2018
NZ Photobook of the Year Award, finalist, 2017

Bad News Books. New Zealand, 2018
72 pages, 66 colour plates, 200 × 280 mm
Edition of 50, NZ Photobook of the Year finalist

Courting Frustration
13 June – 7 July 2019
Precinct 35
Wellington, New Zealand

Emergent, NZ Art Show (Group)
June 2018
TSB Bank Arena
Wellington, New Zealand

Press, interviews & features
AINT—BAD, March 2019
PhotoForum, August 2018
Splendid, July 2018
NZ Art Show, July 2018
Newshub Late, June 2018