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The original Amazing Photographer – Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, Tetons and Snake River

Ansel Adams, Tetons and Snake River

As far as I’m concerned the original Amazing Photographer still is Ansel Adams. That HDR technique now makes millions of people into great photographers is maybe because Ansel Adams one day decided to take those fascinating landscapes that seemed to have an extra dimension.

I was stunned when I saw Jean Michel Berts’ photography some years ago as it so reminded me of the work from Ansel Adams – I saw how HDR has become a great (and oft overused) tool for photography as well.

Well I wanted to pay homage to an amazing photographer with some amazing prints. This is Ansel Adams’ “Tetons and Snake River” print from 1942! Can you believe that – 1942 and he was already making these types of high quality prints.

Well for more information on him I suggest the family owned site at http://www.anseladams.com/ which also has the above print for sale on this link: http://www.anseladams.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1958

Well enjoy a bit of love and beauty.

[:-]

June 17, 2010 at 10:26 pm 3 comments

Stencil’s from PITR in Paris

PITR Stencil Graffiti Paris Gas Mask Bastille

PITR Stencil Graffiti, Gas Mask at Bastille - Paris

Always on the lookout for an amazing photo or graffiti piece, I see a lot of crap every day. Most of it should be forbidden, well maybe it is already. In any case I shoot quite a bunch of it. But not too much of it makes it to my blog.

This one from PITR was an exception. The technical quality of the stencil is something to behold. And the clean placement on this electrical box actually enhances it’s look.

I don’t have much into on who Pitr is, I saw that there is a collection of stuff from him here: http://fiveprime.org/hivemind/Tags/pitr which is a collection of images from Flickr.

And I found an amazing collection of Stencil Graffiti photos by imagestoliveby, check out her blog post here: http://imagestoliveby.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/refiguring-the-walls-of-paris/

Well see you soon, it’s great to be back (again). [;-]

June 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm 1 comment

History of a Graffiti Wall in Paris – rue Jean Poulmarch

Over the last year I have been walking down the Jean Poulmarch street near the Canal St Martin. And I noted that there is a huge canvass in that street for graffiti artists. Every time I noticed something different I took a shot of it and recently thought I would post them all here.

Realize that all these changes happened within one year. I also linked to the Google map for anyone who is going to be passing by at the bottom of the post.

Here’s how it looked like when I first saw it back in 2008. I blogged about it then in a post entitled Graffiti: Art or Vandalism in fact the photo I had on that post shows two guys doing something I can’t quite figure out… well, back to the post – here is a better version of that photo.

Poulmarch Graffiti Wall Paris in 2008

Poulmarch Graffiti Wall Paris, summer 2008

Then later on it got tagged on and postered on and eventually it was all painted white. And someone did a photo expo on the wall. That lasted a few days and looked like this (not my photo – credit goes to Fondarmental)

Poulmarch Graffiti Wall Paris, winter 2008

Poulmarch Graffiti Wall Paris, winter 2008

Later in early 2009 I walked by and saw someone what totally redone the wall, by that time the photo expo had been gone for a while and taggers had returned to mark their territory once again. But someone came and made a massive poster with great lettering, for a sentence I had a hard time deciphering it reads “I am everywhere” I think the artist is called The Atlas.

Poulmarch Graffiti Wall Paris, early 2009 - I AM EVERYWHERE by ATLAS

Poulmarch Graffiti Wall Paris, early 2009 - I AM EVERYWHERE by ATLAS

But that didn’t last very long either, for reasons I don’t know. And more recently an association called Fondarmental (see their blog here: http://grafflapointepoulmarch.over-blog.com/) redid the wall entirely. I spoke to two of the artists that were doing the wall and they were telling me they get authorization from the Paris City administration to do these paintings. The reason Mr Indy is still in the picture all the time is that he is over the 5 meters limit, above which the City isn’t allowed to paint over.

So here is what it looked like more recently when the artists were working on it:

Poulmarch Graffiti Wall Paris, summer 2009

Poulmarch Graffiti Wall Paris, summer 2009

And how it is complete:

Poulmarch Graffiti Wall Paris, summer 2009 completed

Poulmarch Graffiti Wall Paris, summer 2009 completed

If you are in Paris, here it is on a map click on the image below:

Click on the link to see this on Google Maps

Click on the link to see this on Google Maps

October 6, 2009 at 10:16 pm 1 comment

Stencil and Graffiti mélange

Graffiti Panorama Quartier Latin - Pimax - Jeff Aerosol - Jerome Mesnager

On my way home the other day I spotted a pretty large graffiti collection on a single wall. It’s a great mix of stencil pieces by Jeff Aerosol a White Man (paint) by Jerome Mesnager, a stencil by Pimax and a poster grafitti by Speedy Graphito.

It’s been there for quite a while so it is probably comissioned by the locals or somehow protected. It is located in the famed Latin Quarter of Paris and let me tell you that the City of Paris would have taken this down within hours if it wasn’t somehow protected.

It’s a pity that someone painted over the head of the White Man by Mesnager.

Otherwise it’s a great collection of some of Paris’ biggest and most original guys.

You can find the piece on Google street view below (with the head on the White Man) its on Rue des Feuillantines.

Google Maps stencil graffiti on Rue des Feuillantines

September 9, 2009 at 7:54 pm 1 comment

Going to see the Cartier Graffiti Expo “Né dans la rue”

Cartier Graffiti Expo - poster art

Cartier Graffiti Expo - poster art

I’m looking forward to seeing the Cartier Graffiti expo (see their site: http://fondation.cartier.com/) they have an amazing flash site that’s pretty avant-garde.

Expo seems different from the TAG Expo that I went to see some time ago (blogged it then).

Have intentionally not read any other reviews or gone to see photos as I want to get there with a clean slate. Will shoot it and blog it on my return for those unlucky fellas that can’t go see it for themselves.

Blog soon.

August 29, 2009 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

New Giant graffiti from Ludo’s Nature’s Revenge series

Spotted this piece in a street in Paris a few days ago. It only lived for about a week but was a pretty addition to an otherwise ugly wall. 

 

About 1.8m high it is one of the biggest Ludo pieces I have seen

About 1.8m high it is one of the biggest Ludo pieces I have seen

It was almost 2 meters high and one of the biggest pieces I have seen. 

Ludo must have been a metro poster mounter before he because a Graffiti artist, as this must have been a right pain to get up. 

It’s got a bit of a message which is cool – and funily enough Similar to the Grenade Perfume Stencil I posted about some time ago. 

Well enjoy and if you have more links to his stuff post them in the comments.

April 17, 2009 at 1:24 pm 1 comment

The Grenade Perfume

This stencil was used by a theater company in Paris to promote their show. The theatre piece is called “Les vipères se parfument au jasmin” I have no idea what it is about and any quality. 

However the stencil piece they used is great and could have been from Banksy or Dolk. In fact maybe it is but I haven’t been able to find out. 

 

The perfume grenade stencil (pochoir) poster from the Paris subway.

The perfume grenade stencil (pochoir) poster from the Paris subway.

 

If someone knows who did the original art please leave a comment. 

On another note, I started a thread called “Who has been blogging graffiti” on http://www.blogcatalog.com, see the link here: http://www.blogcatalog.com/discuss/entry/who-has-blogged-graffiti and there are some really interesting graffiti styles out there. Such as the one from Bayarts about moss graffiti. Will definitely blog that one shortly.

March 6, 2009 at 10:54 pm 2 comments

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