Press Photographer and Photojournalist

Fishhead Magazine Street Characters Feature

These images were shot a few months ago for an article on Wellington’s popular ‘street characters’.

Wellington Street Characters

Beat box king, King Homeboy on Cuba Street, Wellington. King Homeboy – roughly translated as “to donate mana” and “my area” – uses his beat-boxing skills to act as a voice of the people. Having been beat-boxing for 13 years, King Homeboy competed in the beat-boxing world championships to 2012 and funded his trip to Berlin by raising $5000 through social networks in twenty days.

Wellington Street Characters

Wellington Street Characters

Wellington Street Characters

The Political Busker, aka Benjamin Easton outside the Eagle Technology Building on Victoria Street, which houses the offices of the Ministry of Justice. Ben’s role as the Political Busker is to fight apathy and by challenging the institutions of the crown, he hopes to prove that it’s a vessel of injustice and hopefully provide a remedy.

Wellington Street Characters Wellington Street Characters

Wellington Street Characters

Edward Harcourt is a self-taught magician who started out performing magic tricks in Portland, Oregon in the US seven years ago. Doing something he loves, Edward works hard to cultivate himself as a street entertainer: “the real magic is the laughter” he says.

Wellington Street Characters

Wellington Street Characters

For a total of 43 years, this man (who did not wish to be named) has dedicated himself to spreading the word of God, and is a popular face on Wellington’s Lambton Quay.

Wellington Street Characters

One response

  1. Nice work Antony- great stuff!

    Like

    April 13, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s