Murray Cammick talks with Jesse Mulligan about his life and work, and shares some of his favorite books, films, architecture, theatre, documentaries and music.
Murray Cammick has been a teacher in a previous life, and his CV also divulges his past as a music journalist who started Rip It Up, Cha Cha and Shake magazines, founded record labels such as Southside which released Upper Hutt Posse's 'E Tu', one of the first NZ hip hop tracks; and Wildside Records - home to Shihad, Head Like A Hole and others. He's a soul music collector and a radio and club DJ, a founding contributor to NZ music website AudioCulture, and he's a photographer of high standing.
His latest project is a photography exhibition called Flash Cars being held in Auckland at the Black Asterisk gallery in Ponsonby.
"It's life on Queen Street, about 1974-1980, and it's focused around the fact that late in the evening, the street was full of V8 cars, the movie crowd would go home, and maybe there were only two or so night club licences in Auckland at that stage, 10pm closing was called late closing, it had only just been introduced I think early 70s, so it was just weird. It was a small town feel there, because the main street was taken over by a bunch of V8 car owners."