Aretha’s on the Rock Shop wall

On K Road. Street artist Paul Walsh commemorates the Queen of Soul. He calls his style, ‘pop surrealism’ and also paints utility boxes around the city: In a city where there are huge billboards and advertisements and hoardings – there is a lot of public space which is colonised by commerce, and it’s nice to…

Holy Family

I guess the Holy Family’s got to get trekking early if they’re going to make it from Auckland to Bethlehem by Christmas.  Spotted on Great North Road in Grey Lynn.

Corsica is pink

“When the evening comes, everything comes to life again, the world turns pink for a while, the birds sing, people go out again. It feels like walking in a dream.” I’m in love with Andria Darius Pancrazi’s photography of Corsica where he grew up. Minimalist in style, inspired by David Lynch movies and an ’80s…

Venice Beach

A new book by Dotan Saguy documents Venice Beach in photographs. Snapchat’s empire-building is ruining the vibe, so this could be a last look at it’s specialness. See the full article in the Guardian.

Evelyn Hofer

  Evelyn Hofer – amazing portrait photographer. Check out her work at  the Danziger Gallery which says about her: “Hofer always photographed her subjects where she found them, but favored carefully composed scenes with a still, timeless aura. Almost in opposition to the on-the-fly work of her contemporaries Eggleston and William Klein, Hofer used extraordinary…

Utsira: Norway’s smallest municipality is big on street art

I just found out about Utsira via Brooklyn Street Art.  A tiny island off the western coast of Norway, they really like their street art. Artists come from all over to add to the collection they’ve got going. Check out the video below for a sampler.