Tomorrow is a travel day, heading back to NYC for a couple of weeks. Gotta see those nice young sailors during fleet week if nothing else. So what better for the theme of travel than a collection of NYC street art that is always on the move?
Back at you soon from NYC and as always if you know any of the artists please let me know who they are so I can tag appropriately.
Tomorrow is a travel day. I haven’t said that in a long, long time. When I flew into NY right after Valentine’s Day, I never dreamed it would be almost May before I made it back to Santa Fe. It was a weird winter, a very weird winter. By this time tomorrow I will be back in the desert for a couple of weeks. A break from the city will be nice, but it won’t be for long. Hopefully there will be something to see along the way 🙂
But before all that I am launching a new series here on the blog. I have a whole bunch of street art pieces from all my walks around the city and thought I would start sharing a few here on occasion. So here is the first edition of hopefully many more. If you know the artist and I don’t have it tagged, please let me know.
Next post comes from the west.. hope ya’ll come on back
This weekend an exhibit opens up blocks away from the whitewashed ghost of 5pointz, featuring many of the artists whose work was destroyed in the middle of the night without warning. The exhibit called “Whitewash” attempts to answer the questions of the immediate impact of the loss on the artists and their feelings going forward. I have included links below and if you are in the NYC area make a point of coming out to see the work and support the artists.
Now back to my lead in… it could have been any saturday, that was the beauty of 5pointz. On any weekend during the year the place was alive with color, sound and inspiration. The ever changing canvas made it worth visiting over and over again. It was on one of these weekends that the shots below were taken. Nothing special, just another weekend, now forever just a memory. Sadly when I came across these the other day they brought a tear to my eye. Such a sad shortsighted shame…
So make the trek out to Long Island City and see the show. Take one last look at the area before it disappears forever into a sea of steel and glass.
A beautiful day in the city. Hope for spring is here. Decided to stay in Queens today and see what the city might give and as so often happens I was rewarded. Stumbled on to the Wallnuts Crew working on 21st. in Long Island City.
Some of the people that came by to watch brought snacks.
For more information about the Wallnuts be sure to check out their facebook page at
When I started taking photos, people were the bane of my existence. I would wait and struggle to try to capture every scene with the minimal amount of human involvement possible. I am not exactly sure when the change happened, perhaps it was in a cab one early morning driving through Harlem. Or maybe it was on a hot summer’s night in Times Square, but at some point someone wandered into my frame and into my consciousness and what was once an annoyance became a gift, a gift that NYC gives often and sometimes with great humor.
So it is the gift of the people in the next few captures. The perfect timing of those that entire the frame for that fleeting moment, just a brief second in time that will never be recreated. Perhaps that is the real attraction, capturing something that can never happen again and making it mine in some small way.
So many discoveries around every corner and so many great artists showing work in one place.
Even more to come.. check into tomorrow for another installment.