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.