Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

October 12, 2013

Mystery Mountain

Filed under: Black and White,Experimental,New Lynn — Tags: , — paul @ 7:01 am
Project by "Helios"

Project by “Helios”

On Thursday, the “Here Now – Re-Imagining New Lynn” event opened. The as yet unused retail spaces of the New Lynn Merchant Quarter were given over to projects by second-year students of the School of Architecture and Planning at Auckland University. Plenty of imagination was on offer and often brilliantly realised. I thought it was a success, particularly since it showed how the place can get a buzz with people milling about, and interacting – especially effective with the Thursday Night New Lynn Market held at the Community Centre next door.

The installation shown here is entitled “Frame of Mind” by a group calling themselves “Helios“: fabric, covered painstakingly by reflecting perspex triangles, thrown over a scaffold, formed intriguing landscapes in the folds right down to the floor. Lights enhancing the effects, and signs inviting “Do Touch”. Inside, the structure has the same reflective nature, with a reddish tone, and of course glitter multiplied infinitely. One of my favorites of the event.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.


  1. Nice B&W contribution!

    Comment by HansHB — October 12, 2013 @ 8:30 am

  2. That little boy looks like he is just about to look under the covering.

    Comment by Taken For Granted — October 12, 2013 @ 8:51 am

  3. How enchanting this looks in monochrome. Such a gorgeous photo.

    Comment by Gemma Wiseman — October 12, 2013 @ 10:12 am

  4. how intersting! Never seen anything like it before. 🙂

    Comment by NatureFootstep Photo — October 12, 2013 @ 11:23 am

  5. I like the installation and the way your shot caught the child looking at it.

    Comment by Carver — October 12, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

  6. Very cool – how unusual

    Comment by Amy — October 12, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

  7. Well…this was very interesting! Great shot!

    Comment by Birgitta — October 12, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

  8. Very interesting installation and a great B&W photo!

    Comment by LonettA — October 13, 2013 @ 5:19 am

  9. This was something new, mountain of diamonds!

    Comment by Kicki — October 13, 2013 @ 7:28 am

  10. I love the way you’ve caught the light reflecting off the metal.

    Comment by Laura Hegfield — October 14, 2013 @ 8:20 am

  11. Very interesting installation. Great composition

    Comment by Jarek — October 15, 2013 @ 3:57 am

  12. This looks fascinating. I’d love to see it in person – moving that fabric would be wonderful!

    Comment by Dragonstar — October 15, 2013 @ 6:48 am

  13. I went along to this installation and it was beautiful. The light that reflected around the room created such an amazing space.

    Comment by Elle Hee — October 17, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

  14. This is a spectacular piece, it just makes my heart sing. Thank you for sharing it!!!

    Comment by Electra — October 19, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

  15. Amazing! I’ll bet it was really effective to experience in person.

    Comment by Vicki — October 19, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

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