kiwi bacon, 1988
The Kiwi Bacon factory was a smallgoods factory in the Auckland suburb of Kingsland. The large fibreglass Kiwi and neon sign on the roof of the building was an urban landmark dating from around 1960. I was inspired by Joel Meyerowitz's St Louis Arch pictures, and enjoyed the rather faded glory of this strange example of the commercialisation of New Zealand's national bird. By the time I took these pictures, the turntable that originally rotated the Kiwi had been out of order for many years,...