Photographer: Tim Butler-Jones
Stylist: Melissa Fergusson
Talent: Laura Ehlen-Wilson
MUA: Rebecca Alexander
Location: Good Fellas Fitness
Wardrobe: Lululemon, Nike, NZ Boxer
After reading the NZ Herald, about the upcoming art exhibition at ‘Gow Langsford Gallery’ featuring 8 Mongrel Mob members (taken by NZ photographer Jono Rotman over a period of 7 years) – I was naturally intrigued.
All the photographs were taken with available light, and each subject displays elements of melancholy and undeniable respect between both parties.
I was mesmerised by the eight portraits: Bill Irwin Rogue, Shano Rogue, Bung Notorious, Willy Clark, Breeze Notorious, Zap Notorious, Denimz Rogue and Greeko Notorious which filled the room with their depth of character, and provoked controversy in the same breath.
Personally, I appreciate the art – that tells individual stories about their chapters and life. Their tattoos, clothing and face speak volumes about who they are.
This exhibition is authentic ‘portraiture’ of the Mongrel Mob community.
You should go and experience the exhibition for yourself; if in Auckland.
Semi-Permanent exploded into Auckland, in the last 2 days: packed with inspirational and engaging speakers including Sam McIntosh (Stab Magazine), Askew, Darryl Wood & Matt Noonan (Curious Films), Mark Bashore (Digital Kitchen), and Annie Sperling, to name a few creative leaders.
On arrival – all ticket holders were given a goodie bag filled with design books, journals, coloured pencils, branded post-it notes, and other memorabilia.
The auditorium was humming with excitement, laughter, loud internal-thinking, and digital devices – aplenty. There were a lot a tweet-seats, most of the audience, really. The content resonated with everyone: storytelling at it’s (personal) best.
“Make Yourself Uncomfortable” – Digital Kitchen
“My name is xxx and I am from nowhere” – Unscripted, BMW & Digital Kitchen
“Being ambiguous is important to us” – P.A.M
“Disrupt what’s already out there.” – Sam McIntosh, Stab Magazine
You can’t rush creativity- it just happens when you’re not looking. I used to get frustrated if I couldn’t write, now I just wait and accept that forced work, is worthless, in my book anyway.
Lastly, imperfection is perfection.