Stills V3

January 28, 2015

The Camden Collection – No. 1

Filed under: Nigel — nigelharvey @ 22:24

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  1. great tones, the yellow and blue on the post and also those bits of red on the poster are well handled and balance the picture. Impressed at how well a black wall has been captured.
    Taking a picture of someone elses art raised the question at clubs of who’s work this really is, but in this case the additions of post and poster have made it yours.

    Comment by rhoehne — January 30, 2015 @ 08:33

    • Thanks for the positive comment. I’m familiar with the pros & cons of taking photos of other people’s art, and I appreciate that just a straight photo of a painting is nothing more than a record of someone else’s work. I had that in mind when I took this photograph, and I wouldn’t post a photograph which was just a record shot. There was a fair bit of thought went into the composition of this shot, and I was very pleased with the result. Of course this is a ‘social document’ too. There are just a few streets in Camden where this incredible graffiti proliferates, and the whole area will shortly be demolished – and all of the art will be gone for good. It is in keeping with the ephemeral nature of street art, but all the same it will be a shame to see it disappear.

      Comment by nigelharvey — January 30, 2015 @ 21:13

      • that is a shame, we have some great pieces of art near where I work (I’ll post later) and I’d be disappointed if it was to go, I usually look at it as I ride past instead of where I’m riding.

        Comment by rhoehne — January 30, 2015 @ 22:09

  2. A veritable feast of blacks. The recess in the wall gives some additional vertcals which add to the interest.
    We just did a bit of a Banksy walk in Bristol and the guide leaflet warns that due to the transient nature of street art they may not be there. On the walk around I decided that if I wanted to go into business in Bristol then spray paint home delivery and Buddhist body piercings would be two good ideas.

    Comment by Rex — January 31, 2015 @ 19:51


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