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herakut, Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art, MUCA, Munich, Muenchen, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, Deutschland,

Herakut: big wall art around Germany

Above/featured: “At times the only thing alive about me were those demons.” MUCA Munich – 31 May 2018 (X70).

One of my favourite artists is Herakut, a German duo whose street murals have appeared in Europe and around the world since 2004. Hera (Jasmin Siddiqui) and Akut (Falk Lehmann) use walls and big spaces for their big art with a signature look that includes expressive faces and big eyes, lots of photo-like details, and sharp typography. Their work explores issues such as physical and emotional isolation, maternal relationships, gender and racial equality, and all the things we think and feel lurking inside. But I think their compositions also include long notes and pauses which allow and incorporate vivid fantasy and playful whimsy.

I present below four examples: Wittenberg 2016, Heidelberg 2017, Berlin 2017, Munich 2018, and Berlin 2021.

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Clubhouse Lane, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia,

Street art around the world

Above/featured: Clubhouse Lane, Adelaide, SA – 21 Aug 2012 (450D).

I provide from the following 20 locations examples of street art; some works are permanent, while others are no longer on display. With the “(h)” label, I’ve also highlighted a number of works by one of my favourites – the German artist pair Herakut.

  1. Adelaide, Australia
  2. Albuquerque, USA
  3. Berlin, Germany
  4. Bratislava, Slovakia
  5. Cologne, Germany
  6. Flagstaff, USA
  7. Gallup, USA
  8. Hannover, Germany
  9. Heidelberg, Germany (h)
  10. Kassel, Germany
  11. Konstanz, Germany
  12. Melbourne, Australia
  13. Munich, Germany (h)
  14. Prague, Czech Republic
  15. Salzburg, Austria
  16. Seattle, USA
  17. Sydney, Australia
  18. Vancouver, Canada
  19. Wellington, New Zealand
  20. Wittenberg, Germany (h)

As always, images are best seen on the widest screen possible, as the physical size of a mobile screen is simply too small.

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Fat Heat, 2016 Bratislava Street Art Festival, Kamenne namestie, Bratislava, Slovakia,

Fotoeins Friday: Foxy Fat Heat at Bratislava’s Stone Square

This wall mural of a sleeping fox by the Hungarian street artist Fat Heat for the 2016 Bratislava Street Art Festival appears at Kamenné Námestie (Stone Square) in Bratislava’s Old Town. The monolithic-looking structure at left is the My Tesco department store (OD Tesco, or Obchodní dům Tesco). For a comparison of scale, there is a person at right-centre.

I made the photo above on 17 May 2018 with the Fujifilm X70 and fixed 18.5mm lens (28mm full-frame equivalent) and the following settings: 1/500-sec, f/10, and ISO1000. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

Elsenbruecke, Treptower Park, Treptow-Koepenick, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany,, myRTW

Fotoeins Friday: armed, fuzzy, and dangerous (Berlin)

31 October 2012.

While it’s Reformation Day for the east German Protestant states, it’s no different for me than any other day in the German capital city. During this final phase of my year-long RTW, today begins my 3rd week into my 2-month stay in Berlin. After a walk through Treptow Park and the Soviet War Memorial, I swing back around to the S-Bahn station Treptower Park. On the south ramp to the Elsenbrücke bridge, there’s a variety of street art including this panda bear holding two handguns and surrounded by rifles. I have only one conclusion:

“Don’t f**k with a bad panda …”

Julien Fanton D’Andon designed this piece of art as the logo for Bad Panda Records.

During my year-long RTW, I made this photo on Reformation Day (31 October) 2012 with the Canon 450D, 18-55 kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/30-sec, f/5, ISO800, 37mm focal length (59mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

Robert Jenkins 2012 mural, Robert Jenkins, Subiaco Drive-In Bottle Shop, Subiaco Hotel, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, myRTW,

Fotoeins Friday: Robert Jenkins’ Subiaco mural (Perth)

18 September 2012.

The city of Subiaco is an inner western suburb of greater Perth in western Australia. As I’m visiting friends in Perth for a few days, I find myself curious about “Subi”, and that’s when bright colours catch my eye. I wander into the Subiaco Hotel parking lot in front of a drive-in bottle shop. The side and back corner-wall of the bottle shop is covered with a delightfully whimsical mural, “Pull” (2012), by Robert Jenkins. A time-lapse of the mural’s creation is found here.

Robert Jenkins 2012 mural, Robert Jenkins, Subiaco Drive-In Bottle Shop, Subiaco Hotel, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, myRTW,

Subiaco Hotel Drive-In Bottle Shop.

Robert Jenkins 2012 mural, Robert Jenkins, Subiaco Drive-In Bottle Shop, Subiaco Hotel, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, myRTW,

Subiaco Hotel Drive-In Bottle Shop.

During my year-long RTW, I made the photos on 18 September 2012 with the Canon 450D. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

street art, Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD, CBD, Melbourne, Australia,, myRTW

Fotoeins Friday: the art of protest, Melbourne CBD

30 August 2012.

Street art covers the walls in Hosier Lane within Melbourne’s Central Business District. It is in fact the art of protest.

This painting does not carry social or sacred meaning nor hope for money as some primary source for justifying your pathetic needs.
Even though I appear ugly and misunderstood I’m treasurable to those that allow me to hang around.

At centre is the Australian Aboriginal Flag created by Harold Thomas and flown in July 1971 for the first time. The flag was proclaimed by the Australian Federal Government as an official Flag of Australia in 1995.

During my year-long RTW, I made this photo on 30 August 2012 with the Canon 450D, 50-prime, and the following settings: 1/15-sec, f/5, ISO800, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

Few and Far, Mud Bay Uptown, Queen Anne, Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, WA, USA,

My Seattle: Near and Wide, Few and Far

To mark the third anniversary of the artist collective Few and Far, a group of artists came together in June 2014 to collaborate on a mural in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne (Uptown). The art shown below covers the south-facing wall of a former theater which now houses the Mud Bay pet supply store and faces a parking lot between the pet supply store and Dick’s Drive-In. Some will no doubt be munching on burgers and fries while they’re looking at furry creatures painted on the wall.

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Restless, Hebrú Brantley, street art, downtown Seattle, Seattle, USA,

Fotoeins Friday: “I C U” (Seattle)

It’s about a matter of preparation, vision, and patience. If you’re lucky, maybe all three will converge into something that amounts to something like a special pluck out of the continuous time-stream of things that happen all around us at every single moment of the day.

Created and painted by Hebrú Brantley, this wonderfully dynamic and engaging art piece is called “Restless,” located in downtown Seattle on James Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue.

I made the photo above on 6 January 2017 with the Canon EOS6D, 50mm-prime, and the following settings: 1/400s, f/10, and ISO500. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

street art, mural, Herakut, Metropolink, Heidelberg, Germany,

My Heidelberg: Herakut street art for Metropolink

It’s amazing what gets discovered after going the wrong way.

I head straight for a full city-block before realizing my error, that I should’ve turned right about 5 minutes ago. I bow my head, and release a deep breath in frustration. I raise my head to the sky, when I catch sight of something out of the corner of my eye.

What’s that across the street?

I have to reach my destination which I know isn’t far.

But I am coming back here to get the shot.

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Patience and hope, wall mural, Herakut, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany,

Fotoeins Friday: Patience and hope, by Herakut (Wittenberg)

As my taxi weaved through the streets of Wittenberg’s Old Town, the bright yellow caught my eye and I quickly turned my head. I immediately took note of the location and proximity to the hotel; I knew I’d have to come back and see this wall mural again.

The mural is of a girl with big brown eyes and she is surrounded by stars. Her hands are partly open as if she’s just let go of the two small dragons. On the right is the accompanying caption “Sie heissen Geduld und Zuversicht1 und ihr Schicksal liegt in meinen Händen. (They’re called patience and hope, and their fate lies in my hands.).” Created for the Kura 2016 festival in Wittenberg, this beautiful work is by “herakut”, the artist duo of Hera (Jasmin Siddiqui) and Akut (Falk Lehmann).

I wrote about Herakut’s wall mural in Heidelberg for the 2015 Metropolink Festival here.

1 and LEO define “Zuversicht” as “trust” or “confidence.”

I made the photo above on 30 October 2016 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/500s, f/11, ISO1000, and 70mm focal-length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

My thanks to IMG- and Sachsen-Anhalt-Tourismus, the city of Wittenberg, and the Luther Hotel for their patronage and access to facilities. IMG- and Sachsen-Anhalt-Tourismus supported my visit to the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt from 25 October to 3 November 2016 inclusive.
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