We had heaps of fun shooting these, probably as our entire team was made up from staff and friends. You may recognise some of your local Cosmic crew in these, having a day off from serving up sea monkeys. Here they are de-linting boobies.
Our first location was in Cathedral Square, where there is a large colourful panelled artwork by Christchurch-based designer Marike Uys. Constructed in panels, the artwork, Life and Hope, was created by Uys to portray the city’s regeneration after the earthquakes and is designed to reflect Christchurch looking to the future with hope and expectancy. It also had the perfect colours to complement our first range of clothing, so we were stoked to have stumbled upon it when scouting in the rain the week before.
We arrived pretty early, but it was still heckin bright. A bit of flecky was needed, which our operations manager operated with deft precision.
After smashing out our first round of photos, it felt a little bit like we were competing with many beeepy food trucks for light and space, so we headed on down to the new Little High Eatery for some little eats.
This new food collective has a plethora of deliciousness for lunch, including Cosmic Alumni Mullet Man’s new joint A Mouse Called Bean.
We got treated to a special twirly flicky courtyard mullet dance complete with coffee bum hand prints.
After lunch we headed to the carpark behind the CHCH Art gallery. This location has Kay Rosen's Here are the people and there is the steeple mural. The work hopes to send a large-scale message about rebuilding a city by, and upon the foundation of, its people.
It is also gloriously yellow, which is a good background colour.
Did a bit of carpark jacket sitting & vaping. Gravel picnic anyone?
This spot is RESERVED for down ass homies and teapots.
The last spot was located at the big mural by world renowned french graffiti artist Tilt. This wall has three giant mouths filled in with his classic bubbly text. We are still not sure what it says, but it looks bloody great.
The blue on this wall was the perfect colour to showcase the unisex long sleeve in our range- this relaxed top looks great on everyone, see!
A couple of gratuitous “We finished early!” shots later and it was back to Cosmic HQ for a drink and a lie down. 10 out of 10, would photoshoot again.
Big thanks to Ezra for his top notch photography and Roobs wrangling skills, Leila for reflecting light wherever she goes and Charzie, Geordie, Sam and Moses for their stellar depictions of themselves.