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My Bugly Photos

photo credit: Joshua Freitag
photo credit: Joshua Freitag
Joshua Freitag
3 Jun 2022 to 26 Jun 2022
Tues - Sun 10am - 4pm
Hi, my name name is Joshua Freitag and these are my bugly photos.
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition, Public Art
The Upstairs Gallery
Level one, Lopdell House, 418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi


Join us as we open our new exhibition in collaboration with the Auckland Festival of Photography.

We are excited to introduce local photographer Joshua Freitag in his first solo exhibition, My Bugly Photos.
Joshua lives in Piha and was born on Friday the 13th of June 1986, his father was a German leather jacket wearing house trucker, and his mother a young Gypsy Madonna.
"I remember we would drive through the gorge in old cars that were so rusty they would snap in half. My dad would be smoking a cigarette blasting Jimi Hendrix on the way to the Rat Market via the Tavern to throw some pots. My home was wherever we parked the bus. These are my bugly photos.
Photography and I only exist in three realities, but the fundamental nature of it makes them slightly more malleable. The art form leans towards truth and honesty, so I have to be honest with myself and with the intent of my personal practice. At first i was looking for beauty in ugly photos, but now I’m telling ugly stories with beautiful photos. "
Come and celebrate Joshua and his work and enjoy a glass of wine and a nibble, on Friday 3 June 6pm.

On show through to the 26 June, open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Written by

The Upstairs Gallery

18 May 2022

The Upstairs Gallery is a community gallery with a light and airy space and boutique shop. We promote not only our established members, but new artists fresh to the arts scene.