People Posers and Performers


Silo Park • 12 May - 15 June

Daylight hours / 7 days
Silo 6 Forecourt outdoors, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
Chris Traill


Image Auckland is proud to present this vibrant outdoor showcase of music themed photography, all of which is the work of Auckland based photographer, Chris Traill.

Chris has a career spanning four decades. There may be no other photographer in Aotearoa who has covered as many different live music events. His archive includes images from Rock Concerts, Big Day Outs, Rockquests, Parachute Festivals, Hip Hop Summits, Polyfests, Pasifika Festivals, Kapahaka Festivals, International Cultural Festivals, Diwalis, Womads, Raggamuffins etc...the list goes on.

Chris's passion started as a teenager in the late 70's with coverage of the very first NZ music festivals, Nambassa and Sweetwaters. His journey as a professional photographer soon took shape and his work has featured in a wide array of magazines and other publications over 40 years, navigating the transition from film to digital photography along the way. Chris holds a Master with Distinction honour with The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP).

Image Auckland is delighted to present some of the best images from Chris’s colourful career. He hopes to provide some nostalgic memories of the large crowd events that we all have missed so much in these post- Covid times.

Presented on a large billboard at Silo 6.

Meet the Photographer: Chris Traill gives a talk on his images and work, at 2pm on Sunday 22nd May. 40 minutes of music imaging. If raining please bring an umbrella and weather proof attire.

Hato Petera College 1992

Chris Traill, Hato Petera College 1992

Lady Gaga

Chris Traill, Lady Gaga

Unknown Performer

Chris Traill, Arrested Development, Raggamuffin 2012

Bono U2

Chris Traill, Bono U2

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