So over the weekend we were lucky enough to have good weather. So I took off out around town to take photos and try improve my skills. Yup still on Auto but you'll be pleased to know I read up on some photography stuff this arvo. So I went to a park in Ponsonby and took some shots, then walked up Hopetoun Street, up Pitt, across K Rd then into the Symonds Street Cemetery and took some great shots of the grave stones and so on in there. Came home and then within 2 or 3 hours was back out again with Gareth walking down to the town hall to meet up with Shaun & Sarah to look at the Town Hall all lit up in different things. It was a sand castle, a light house, a lollie house, rocket blasting into space, the big ben, a waterfall, house, weird curtains, London Underground, the matrix and NZ bush walks. It was really amazing. It was to promote Telecom's XT Mobile Network but it was done by a gentleman named Mike Mizrahi, they mapped the town hall so the lights would fit pertectly to form these other images. This guy is a part of a tema called: Inside Out Productions who were also called on by Louis Vuitton to conceptualise an event to mark its 150th birthday. So pretty amazing.
THE ARTICLE FROM MINDFOOD.COM
Mizrahi Magic At The Aucland Town Hall
The Auckland Town Hall has been transformed into a fantastical house of fluorescent lights by Mike Mizrahi.
BY MiNDFOOD May 14, 2009
The Auckland Town Hall has been transformed into a fantastical house of fluorescent lights by Mike Mizrahi to celebrate the official launch of the Telecom 3G network which will enable 97% of New Zealanders to access faster internet connections.
The creative brain behind the spectacular display at the town hall has a long history of wowing audiences. If you recall the 100m long silver fern dug into a Californian beach by New Zealand ex-pats, which marked the “Made from New Zealand campaign”, then Mizrahi and his business partner Marie Adams are ones to applaud.
The directors of Inside Out Productions were also called on by Louis Vuitton to conceptualise an event to mark its 150th birthday. Inside Out built a giant Louis Vuitton trunk for 2000 guests, installing it in Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York. Inside was a massive 30m wide screen from which performers and props seamlessly appeared and disappeared. The event catapulted Inside Out onto the international stage as world class event producers, going on to create work in USA, Australia, China, France, England and Spain.
Formed in 1982 Inside Out cut its teeth working in the London theatre scene before relocating to Auckland and launching onto the world stage with outlandish concepts and magical results.