With­out a roof

A pho­tog­ra­pher shines his lens on home­less­ness

Paper Boy - - Culture -

Like many peo­ple, pho­tog­ra­pher John Craw­ford was moved by the in­creas­ing home­less­ness in Auck­land. He started tak­ing pho­to­graphs of peo­ple on the streets who he formed con­nec­tions with, cre­at­ing a se­ries of work ti­tled On the Streets. Sales from the ex­hi­bi­tion will raise money for the Auck­land City Mis­sion. Sat 14–Sun 15 Oct, Gow Langs­ford Gallery, 26 Lorne St, cen­tral city

“At the end of my street is some­where burst­ing with in­fec­tious and gen­er­ous en­ergy that I’ve nick­named ‘My Wife’ as I hon­estly don’t know what I’d do with­out them: Ripe Deli. The food is best de­scribed as soul food. It’s fresh, in­no­va­tive, di­verse, fun and most im­por­tantly, ab­so­lutely de­li­cious. You can fill your freezer with their frozen dishes for those days when you just don’t have time but still want the com­fort of a home-cooked meal. The thing I love the most about Ripe are the peo­ple – they are re­spect­ful, kind and gen­er­ous and that’s what keeps me go­ing back. My favourites: the savoury bri­oche, Richie/magic slice and the best car­rot cake ev­er­rrrrr.” 172–174 Rich­mond Rd, Grey Lynn

Stu­dents of Auck­land – if you do one thing this week, make sure you treat your­self to lunch at this soon-to-be-closed (and soon-to-be-missed) Malaysian gem. The as­sam laksa (above) is a pun­gent mix of fish and tamarind, but there is also mee goreng and nasi lemak beef ren­dang for the less ad­ven­tur­ous. 17 Mount St, cen­tral city

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.