Pet Photo Booth

Pet Photo Booth

Justin Spiers

Photography Gallery, Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough, Auckland

12 February – 31 March, 2019

Opening night 11 February 6pm
Pet Photo Booth Event, Pah Homestead: 16- 17 March.

Justin Spiers,  Julia and Larry , 2018, Pigment print

Justin Spiers, Julia and Larry, 2018, Pigment print

Justin Spiers’ Pet Photo Booth invites you to gather your furry, finned and feathered friends and come along to Pah Homestead to have your portrait taken with your pet. 20min sessions bookable between 9AM and 4PM Sat 16 and Sun 17 March. Additional animal-related activity will take place between 11AM and 3PM both days. For more information, and to book, contact events@wallaceartstrust.org.nz

The Pet Photo Booth was conceived in Perth, Western Australia as a tribute to Yvonne Doherty’s hideously ugly and demented poodle Joe Louie. Yvonne desperately wanted a portrait with a likeness to Joe Louie in his younger and cuter days, unfortunately this was no longer possible. Yvonne made it her mission to photograph other people’s pets before they too declined in to shadows of their former selves.

Yvonne collaborated with Dunedin based photographer Justin Spiers and the Pet Photo Booth project was developed as a travelling carnival of kitsch photography that has been to all corners of Australia and has now had a couple of New Zealand outings.

Read more on the Pah Homestead website here.