In the mid-1990’s as a teenager, Brendan Kitto aka Route52 expanded from the activities of skating and graffiti to also documenting what he perceived as important youth culture. With age, this concept was further refined. His need to document process and happenings, capturing a time and place, became his point of difference in graffiti documentation, since most people at the time would only photograph the final result. This patience to capture THE shot in urban popular culture and fashion, has enabled him to exhibit his photos in both group and solo shows. With respect to the past and moving forward with the future, Route52 embraces medium format, 35mm and digital photography, with his own in-house black & white development dark room.
In his upcoming solo exhibition entitled The Forgotten, Route52 equips himself with his 135 and 120 format cameras and his own in-house darkroom. He explores and captures abandoned Auckland sites and places that are frozen in time but are overcome by the nature of deterioration.
11 June – 13 June
Olivia Laita Gallery, 40 Princes St, Auckland< BACK TO LISTINGS