Street Art: Land of Sunshine ~ Dean Sunshine Books
Local identity Dean Sunshine is best known for his involvement in his family's textile business, Rathdowne Remnants. He is a second-generation fabric upcycler following in the footsteps of his Dad, Morre.
When he's not buzzing around town delivering or collecting fabric Dean is a passionate advocate for Street Art. The home of his fabric business is emblazoned with fine examples of the genre, space he has willingly made available to the artists. He's so close to the scene he's been known to connect artist and patron to bring about a commission.
Dean shot most of the images as he traversed the city on his fabric runs, business and pleasure.
These two books represent a time before COVID and the reemergence of tagging when artists could create a piece in a public place and it would remain there for a long period without being defaced.
Land of Sunshine: Dean's first book is a visual documentation of work situated around inner Melbourne, the artists are unnamed to protect their anonymity!
Street Art Now: His 'second album' features the striking image of the Fitzroy skate bowl on the cover (DEAMS). The bowl had just been painted and he was tipped off to shoot it before became too scuffed! Artists are named and there are interstate and international inclusions.