Sunday, August 03, 2008

Out and about -

"Graffiti I"
digital photograph by Mick Mather
Just as a measure of what's ahead at the end of next week - my vacation begins sometime Friday afternoon - I went out walking with my camera this afternoon. The weather was temperate and pleasant, the sky was blue with white, puffy clouds and the light just about perfect. One particular segment of my walk took me along a railroad spur and I was able to get this and a number of other photographs of freight cars sporting every manner of graffiti from tagging to bombing. This piece was interesting to me so here you have it. Gotta run, lots to do before getting to those lazy days of summer. :)

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10 Comments:

Blogger hpy said...

I first thought that it was one of your manipulated pictures! So the graffiti must be good this time.

12:23 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Graffitis are inspirational, good material to work on.

12:23 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

hpy:
It's a controversial subject regarding the worth and value of graffiti. Is it art? Is it Taxonomy? Sociology? Commentary? Revolution? I don't know, I think it's a bit of all of those fields of study ... and more. With this image, I was quite taken by the design and the colors. I happen to like graffiti as a painting style and gave been studying it's development for as long as I can remember.

susupetal:
The comment above is as much for you as it is for Hélène. I do find much of the graffiti movement inspirational.

4:34 AM  
Blogger harlequinpan said...

i love GRAFFITI,although it's still illegal in Taiwan.
i love this one!!

8:56 AM  
Blogger Elegia said...

Some of them are great and artistic. And some are not. Your photo is nice and colourful. Ant the summer is already over. Snif.

11:15 AM  
Blogger THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT said...

I love good graffiti pictures. Looks like you kive in a visually stimulating place. Have fun on vay-cay

2:25 PM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I do love this and often graffiti I find. The color here is great, nice find.

Have a great vacation.

I am in Syracuse.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

harlequinpan:
It's illegal here also, but not very well enforced.

elegia:
The summer is already over? Oh no-o-o-o-o-o-o!!! :O

the charm school dropout:
Thanks, Sarah. I think one is likely to find visual stimulation just about everywhere.

mary stebbins taitt:
I was going to say that the photograph doesn't do this work justice but, looking again, I see that it does. Glad you like it, Mary. :)

4:46 PM  
Blogger Shani said...

Ah yes that graffiti debate...some of it's just crap (most of it), but some of it really just moves you and you can't help but look and even admire. You know it's wrong, wrong, wrong to deface public property, but still.....I just want to give these guys/gals canvases and say, "OK go for it!" and see what they come up with.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

shani:
I feel much the same way about it as you and there are those who've taken it to another level. Modern graffiti has been evolving for quite a long time and I'm always enamored of the good stuff, legal or not.

5:55 PM  

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