Graffiti in Athens, Greece | Part II

Posted on 21st November 2013 in adventure, explored, photojournalism, Street Photography, wandering

Re-visiting these photographs, I can remember one night as I walked the streets strolling down a lane with no cars allowed, and the restaurants all had their tables out in the lanes. As a walker, you had to weave your way in and out of tables and people eating, so naturally I sat down and ordered a bottle or house red.

The old world is such a beautiful experience. To walk amongst buildings that have existed for over a hundred years, some as much as 2000 years old. Hard to come by this kind of industrial history in North America.

See Part I if you missed it!

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Explored: Hunters Game

Posted on 28th February 2013 in explored

Hiding in the northern BC recently, naturally I’d wake in the middle of the evenings in frightful terror of wild beasts and gloriously epic battles of human strength and animal instinct… Or maybe I just watch a lot of movies.

My latest paintings are titled Hunters Game. These three paintings are an exploration of the animal inside of us all. Perhaps we adapt some animal traits just as animals may adapt some traits of humans. What would the world be like if crows sat atop their trees and picked us off with bow & arrows?

These three paintings were made with a mixture of acrylic paint, spray paint, charcoal, oil pastels, and tar pavement treatment. It took three evenings to complete the three paintings, which were painted side by side.

These items are for sale in my store.

 

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Berlin, Germany

Posted on 25th August 2012 in architecture, Street Photography, wandering

I came to Berlin to meet my friend Jaybo, and see his art show. One of the two I accomplished.

Berlin was my stop over en-route to Riga, Latvia. I arrived in the early evening, and wandered the streets with no plan except that my flight was very early the next morning and I wouldn’t bed down for the night. Optimistic I was, I am aware, but with a little help from my friends, I made it alive [and tired].

Berlin was a very creative town. I found a few very interesting districts that really made me feel like spontaneously morphing into a creative piece of flesh. For me it was actually the street art, the city walls, the architecture that attracted me. I guess it’s in these cities, that everybody looks the same. It’s in these cities where everybody is very afraid of looking different and is very intent on fitting the fashion that it makes it incredibly hard to find an interesting soul to photograph. Sometimes, you just catch a lucky day.

I did two days in Berlin, once on my way there, and once on the way back.

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