The 60s to the 80s were considered the golden age of photography, and at the top of the heap capturing the world through his lens was Kiwi snapper Brian Brake.
He could command, in today's money, the equivalent of a million dollars for a project.
But with success came jealousy - he was labelled a sell out, and his work fraudulent.
The work does, however, live on. Twenty years after his death, his entire portfolio is being showcased to the New Zealand public.
Close Up's Daniel Faitaua got in for a look.