Geoffery Matautia’s front yard series was a photo essay that began in lockdown last year, Stuff reveals, with the Manurewa-based photographer taking striking portraits of his South Auckland friends in front of their homes. Matautia, who is also known to his community on Instagram and TikTok as @southsides, started taking the portraits in October 2020. “I think people resonated with it because the concept and execution of it was so simple and lighthearted,” Matautia explains. “It was authentic.”