Created on December 11, 2023
13 Totara Street, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand


You can get to this work from Pheonix lane, walk through the gap between buildings towards Totara Street

Created for the 2015 Street Prints Mauau Festival

“I arrived in Mt Maunganui pretty unprepared after flying home from Miami and wasn't sure who I was going to paint. In this situation I tend to let the subject reveal themselves to me so Olivia Laita Gallery and I took a walk around the shops & cafés on Friday morning, keeping our eyes open in case we spotted someone to photograph. We actually gave-up after a while and headed for the car discussing a plan b. We walked past a little café and decided to have one more coffee before heading to the wall. Just as we were served our coffees a girl walked in who was really perfect for this mural - I was trying to be subtle (wasn't that subtle) seeing if Livi agreed, she didn't want to stare too hard so I had to wait until she'd caught a glance without gawking. We both agreed she'd be great so I approached her. Her name is Maddison, she's a local and was actually working on a shoot down the road and walked down to grab coffees for the team.

We shot the portrait on the side of the road, the light was harsh but in the end, it made the shot, especially the shadows from her eyelashes which is my favourite aspect of this image.

A big thanks to Street Prints New Zealand for doing an awesome job, most relaxing festival ever!"

Information from Askew's Facebook Page.

Hunted by Keren Harris.
Pictures by Keren Harris.

Marker details

Camera usedSamsung SM-G991B
Marker typeartwork
CountryNew Zealand