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

June 13, 2017

Photorealistic

Filed under: Animals,Art,Avondale,Birds,People,Walls — paul @ 7:02 am
Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Murals in Avondale by TakerOne, an Auckland based mural artist of Hungarian extraction (“TakerOne Photorealistic Graffiti”). If you follow this link you can watch a time lapse video of the creation of the camouflage girl with dog. Love it.

For more mural art, visit Oakland Daily Photo.

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

July 11, 2016

Pictures at an Exhibition

Filed under: Art,People,Titirangi — paul @ 7:04 am
The Peg Parade

The Peg Parade

An exhibition opened on Saturday morning at the Upstairs Gallery, Lopdell House, Titirangi. We were on our way up to the rooftop terrace when we got caught in the crowd on the first floor – and squeezed in as well. A crowd of children and parents, young and old, engrossed in hundreds of exhibits, entitled “The Peg Parade”.

300 wooden pegs were handed out to children at local schools and kindergartens, with the brief to turn them into characters of their choice. Such was the echo of the community that adults also wanted to take part in the action. In the end, a total of 244 exhibits graced the walls.

In support of the children’s charity KidsCan.

Blue Ninja

Blue Ninja

Sammy and Naomi

Sammy and Naomi

The Peg Parade

The Peg Parade

Tatiana lines up a shot

Tatiana lines up a shot

The Peg Parade

The Peg Parade

July 10, 2016

The Coffee Roaster

Filed under: People,Titirangi — paul @ 7:05 am
At the Deco Eatery, Titirangi

At the Deco Eatery, Titirangi

For just a brief moment he looked up from examining the beans on the cooling tray: I had slowed down by the roasting window at the Deco Eatery, Titirangi, taking in the aroma and the action.

May 11, 2016

Leverage

Filed under: City,People — paul @ 7:09 am
Leverage

Leverage

Applying the laws of the lever, as a gigantic billboard mount is readied to be hoisted into position. Below: working at height. Albert Street, city.

Getting there

Getting there

May 6, 2016

Style

Filed under: City,People — paul @ 7:03 am
Style

Style

Last Sunday’s “Open Streets” event in Karangahape Road was a colourful affair!

April 20, 2016

How Many?

Filed under: Newmarket,People,Reflections — paul @ 7:13 am
Crowded

Crowded

Large mirror wall and a crowd on a travelator. How many people?

Two Double Seven, Newmarket.

April 9, 2016

Looking Down

Filed under: Black and White,City,People — paul @ 7:02 am
Looking Down

Looking Down

From the Victoria Street carpark to Bowen Ave.

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

March 20, 2016

Interactive

Filed under: Art,Onehunga,People — paul @ 9:07 am
Dome and Entrance Way

Dome and Entrance Way

A tent and skeleton building had sprung up at Taumanu Reserve by the boat ramp last Friday: an Interactive Art Installation “Flagging Hope” from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March. The idea to express your hope(s) on a small flag which is then attached to the strings of the building – hopefully all aflutter by Sunday afternoon. Juanita had all the materials: felt pens, paints and brushes, linen flags, and even a bag of lollies for bribes…

Angie Joy, Stella, and Juanita

Angie Joy, Stella, and Juanita

Mangere Mountain

Mangere Mountain

Sunday Afternoon

Sunday Afternoon

March 16, 2016

Little Boy

Filed under: People,Western Springs — paul @ 7:04 am
Western Springs

Western Springs

The fascination of the lake – at Western Springs.

March 11, 2016

Awesome Volunteers

Filed under: People,Te Atatu — paul @ 7:05 am
Eddy

Eddy

Eddy and I are currently volunteering at the Harbourview Sculpture Trail, together with many others. The reward: happy visitors, and a T-shirt: “Awesome volunteer”. Awesome!

The Harbourview Sculpture Trail is the flagship activity of the registered charity Peninsula Arts Inc. Funds raised from the Harbourview Sculpture Trail are committed to the sustainability of the event and also support Peninsula Arts Inc.’s vision for a vibrant and creative community in which the arts are celebrated as integral and essential to daily life.

Awesome Volunteer

Awesome Volunteer

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