“Art is an evolutionary act. The shape of art and its role in society is constantly changing. At no point is art static. There are no rules.”
Chris and I, had a great stay here in Ponsonby, Auckland, where we met many interesting people who were en route on some amazing journeys and had many fantastic stories and talents which they shared with us. We picked out one of them and made a short story of him and his painting crew named “LSD”
One member of the crew became a good friend of mine over the months. He gave me a lift every day to north shore where I have been working. He showed me the city from a different point of view, a more colourful perspective, using it like a canvas being used by its painter. He took me to places around the city which I wouldn’t expect to find; amazing artwork covering gray concrete as far as the eye could see. Auckland has in place strict rules forbidding street art, they don’t want it and are constantly painting over some amazing pieces. So you have to take a closer, more in depth, look to find these spots around the city where you can gaze at great works. I wasn’t into painting before but it seemed to me to be an art form where you can let your mind flow free and just concentrate, focus on the very moment you stand in front of an empty wall waiting to be painted.
LSD has been painting since 2011 and have no plans to stop. Growing and improving with every piece they paint. Leaving their work on walls all over the city. They’ve been creating amazing art during the time I have been with them and I’m sure there will be lots more to come. If you like what you see and are ever in new Zealand wanting to paint, let me know and I may be able to get you closer.
many thanks to “LSD” crew
Take a closer look at some sessions we captured with our cameras, enjoy and see for yourself!
“Everyone has to scratch on walls somewhere or they go crazy”
― Michael Ondaatje –
Unfortunately we are leaving soon with mixed feelings and, for sure, a few tears in our eyes but we also look forward with a smile on our face to what’s coming next.