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Photos of the Days – It’s been a while…

Due to my lack of access to real internet, the fact that I have an internship across the state and a nearly full-time job, I haven’t been able to upload my photos of the day or make some good blog entries. But without further agonizing, here are the photos!

May 5, 2010

Some hidden street art in Northampton.

 

May 6, 2010

Hearts.

 

May 7, 2010

Smith College gardens

 

May 8, 2010

Capturing footage at my new job.

 

May 9, 2010

Mint cookies!

 

May 10, 2010

The puppies have grown!

 

May 11, 2010

Firefly night.

 

May 12, 2010

Seriously, this cake was way too big. There's still some of that chunk in our fridge.

 

May 13, 2010

Strawberries.

 

May 14, 2010

Turkey run!

 

May 15, 2010

USFWS and UMass Amherst have joined forces.

 

May 16, 2010

Snow pea flower.

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Photo of the Day – Clever Graffiti

April 11, 2010

Went to Brick Lane market today. The area is home to a to a large population of Indians and Bangladeshis, but it also hosts a unique entertainment club and graffiti biking riding culture.

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Photo of the Day – iheartstreetphotography

 

April 8, 2010

We went to check this iheartstreetphotography exhibit out. A little disappointing.

My flat mates and I set out to check this iheartstreetphoto exhibit  out. It was a little disappointing as you can see by the photograph. Not many people, just calming standing around stairing at the 4 foot by 4 foot square projection.

But the message is key!

I Heart Street Photo’s Twitter describes itself as, “An exhibition of new street photography in light of the impending government restrictions on photography in public places.”

I agree with Heart Street Photo.

According to their Web site, they are about the celebration of street photography.

I agree even more.

What is unique about I Heart Street Photo is the fact that photographers are being cracked down upon from taking photos – in public.

A Sunday Times article describes the situation many photographers – even tourists –  are facing in London and the world today. The article highlights how the loss of public or street photography can take away the necessary documentation of today’s current culture.

Where does the line between public and ‘privacy’ end?

Advocate.

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Paper Graffiti à Montréal

I went to Montreal for a few days in the summer. As usual, I was armed with my little camera and was seeking out graffiti and street art. Silly me, and with lack of time and a lot of filmmaking to do, I forgot to post the photos. So here are some and I will post the rest continuously…

These were found in the Saint Catherine Street area. They are similar to the work of Swoon. But no assumptions here.

More to come later…

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Shepard Fairey on Sunday Morning

Read the article and watch the segment.

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Obey: The Faces We Know

 

Street art by an unknown artist at UMass Amherst.

Street art by an unknown artist at UMass Amherst.

Street artist Shepard Fairey, 38, of Los Angeles is in the hot seat.

Fairey created the red, white and blue Obama “Hope,” “Progress,” and “Change” images. Fairey made the iconic image not as part of Obama’s campaign, but because he liked Obama and wanted to show his support, said Fairey in an interview with Charlie Rose

Fairey, arrested numerous times for graffiti art, sought special permission to create the original poster, not wanting to be a liability for the campaign. Fairey got the okay and even recieved a response from the campaign team asking if an illustration of Obama could be used, said Fairey in the interview with Charlie Rose.

Fairey’s 60-by-44-inch portrait of Obama was unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

“I think they made the image powerful and people remembered it. But none of that would have mattered if people didn’t care about Obama,” said Fairey in an interview with Smithsonian.com.

Fairey got his start in the 1990s by making black and white motifs of Andre the Giant’s head with the word “OBEY” written  below. The images were dispersed in the form of stickers, posters, and stencils.

“Fairey has managed to capture and shape public consciousness. And that, for a visual artist, is no small thing,” wrote Sebastian Smee of the The Boston Globe.

His art work is political, retro, and contemporary. Fairey previously teamed up with Real Skateboards, coming up with a line displaying his artwork. 

The controversy is Fairey’s arrests. He has over 14, and was recently arrested for an outstanding warrant from 2000.

The Associated Press has also accused Fairey of using an AP photo without permission. The original photo of Obama was taken by Mannie Garcia in April 2006 at the National Press Club in Washington. Fairey filed a pre-emptive suit based on faire use exceptions.

On a Web site called “Art For A Change,” maintained by artist Mark Vallen, numerous “plagiarisms” by the artist  are brought to attention. 

An exhibition at the Institute of  Contemporary Art in Boston of Fairey’s art called “Supply and Demand” will be on display until August.

Removed street art by unknown artist at UMass Amherst.

Removed street art of an unknown artist at UMass Amherst.

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