Street Photographer Turns His City Into a Free-Art Gallery


Street Photographer Turns His City Into a Free-Art Gallery

Auckland, New Zealand-based street photographer Sim Ahmed of Aucklandia recently decided to spread the love of photography by displaying and offering his work for free on the streets of his city. After printing out 500 digital prints for 9 cents each three weeks ago, he began framing them, revisiting the locations where they were shot, and sticking them on buildings there.

The prints are placed into cheap frames Ahmed purchased from The Warehouse (New Zealand’s largest department store retailer. Their version of Wal-Mart), which sells 4×6 frames for as little as $1.50 each. Since the stores don’t stock many of these cheap frames at one time, Ahmed had to go around to Warehouse stores in various suburbs to pick up the quantity of frames he needed.

Street Photographer Turns His City Into a Free-Art Gallery

The back of each frame is signed and numbered, and contains a short message inviting passersby to take the photos home with them.


I’m a photograph. I was put here by someone impersonating an artist. Please rescue me and in return I promise to look damn good on your wall.

Yours sincerely,


A nice idea to borrow! :)

(via PetaPixel)

Street Photography in Napoli

Napoli - Spaccanapoli (Historic center)

Napoli - Spaccanapoli (Historic center)

I’m definitely not a fan of mobile cameras, but I took this photo nearly 2 years ago using a smart-phone Nexus One.
Of course it’s very light and discreet, something that helps a lot in street photography.
I’ve just found this on the mobile, I totally forgot about this random shot I took. It’s unedited as come from the mobile.

I love this kind of photography, taking frames of real life. I’m definitely going to use more the 5D II with a 17-40mm on the street more often than ever.

That particular photo was in the center of Napoli, in a street called Spaccanapoli (literally translated “break-Napoli”) that divides the historic center in two parts.
I particularly like the “story” of the couple talking on the bottom left part and the contrast of the white balance of the cold light outside on the street and the warmth you can fell in the shop.