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.
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 fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9uQ.
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.
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 dict.cc 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 fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9hB.
I’ve just finished brunch with a couple of friends in the East Berlin neighbourhood of Freidrichshain. I wander with only a general direction in mind; I’m familiar with this part of the city, but I don’t have specific knowledge about the streets. I make a left, go forward a block or two, and that tiny street looks interesting, so I make a right. One turn here, and another turn there, and there’s no telling what one will see or miss. With colours grabbing my eyeballs to hold still, this mural appears on the corrugated metal protection barrier at the entrance to Cupcake, claiming the city’s first cupcake shop since 2007.
I made the photo above on 13 November 2012 with the Canon EOS450D (XSi) camera, EF-S 18-55 II zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/30s, f/5.6, ISO400, and 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-5aT.