Best of Woodstock, as photographed by Jared Aufrichtig

DALeast
DALeast

A note from the editor: Today we have a guest post from Jared Aufrichtig, an artist who has been taking some really interesting photos of street art Woodstock, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. His book about South African youth culture launches this week at Kalashnikovv Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa. I love Jared’s willingness to make these photographs his own, rather than just documenting the art straight-up. There’s a place for that traditional documentation, but these photos are great examples of how people can use the gifts that street artists give to the public and make their own art out of them. Jared’s photos here feature work by DALeast, Cern, Faith47, Gaia, Jace, Jaz, Know Hope, Louis Masai Michel, Freddy Sam, Paul Senyol, Mak1one, Pastel Heart, Jared Aufrichtig, Kasi, ?All and Makatron. – RJ Rushmore

These images were taken over the past 6 months while I got to know the Woodstock Community and explored the explosion of new work by local and international artists. During my many visits I was welcomed by the kind majority-Muslim community, they commissioned me to do work for them and I shared many fond experiences (except for when my original custom made RETNA Art iPhone grew legs while painting a mural). I was able to freely document their lives and unique area; I even shot portraits of a small child that ended up being used for a piece I had done by my friend from Durban Pastel.

Over the past few years the level of work and roster of international artist has risen dramatically. Woodstock will soon become Cape Towns ONLY area filled with creative public expression. I believe in and support the beautification of urban areas like this and others around the world.

Know Hope
Know Hope
Cern
Cern
Faith47
Faith47
Gaia
Gaia

Jace
Jace
Jaz
Jaz
Louis Masai Michel
Louis Masai Michel
Paul Senyol & Freddy Sam
Paul Senyol & Freddy Sam
Mak1one
Mak1one
Pastel Heart & Jared Aufrichtig
Pastel Heart & Jared Aufrichtig
Kasi
Kasi
Makatron
Makatron
?All
?All

Photos by Jared Aufrichtig

  • Andy Munoz

    Great shots of the murals. Nice work. Love street art and photography