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James Solomon


After relocating from the United Kingdom to Auckland, James Solomon found that Karangahape Road reminded him of home. In 2015 he was a prime mover behind K' Rd Stories, a series of 10 short films celebrating the iconic street. Solomon directed two. Earlier, he won awards for his music videos (he has directed clips for Hollie Smith and Zowie) and commercials (McWhopper). Solomon is also a cameraman and an art director. 

We wanted to celebrate it while it was still cool, kind of before that retrospective nostalgia. However, by the time we had completed the project, K Road had started to change very rapidly. I think we have really recorded a special place and time just before significant change. James Solomon on K' Rd Stories, in a March 2016 interview with website Neck of the Woods