As July winds down, and with it our July theme of Travel, I was looking back over some of my photos from my travels trying to find perhaps a common thread and an idea for this post. Here it is folks, I love me some street art. And what’s not to love?
My idea of a great travel experience and “getting away from it all” often involves leaving behind my small city to spend some time in a larger one. These days most cities, large or small can offer up a pretty stunning range of street art.
I’m usually drawn to the colours. I’m a sucker for turquoise, as you can see.
Top left image by me, Kensington Market, Toronto; Top right and bottom left images by me, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC; Bottom right image by Jenny.
Sometimes the art speaks to you in a more literal sense.
Top left by me in Toronto; top right by Nikki in Memphis; bottom left by me in Greenpoint, Brooklyn; bottom right by me in London, England
I also love street art murals as a backdrop for portraits, or self portraits.
Top images by me at Clarion Alley, San Francisco; Bottom left by me in Santa Barbara, California; bottom right image by Marta Rhine in the Mortal Muses Everyday Beauty Flickr pool
While I take many of my photos of street art with my iPhone (always handy as I walk around!), I do love to capture it on film as well, especially with my Polaroids.
Top left image by me in Essouira, Morocco; top right and bottom left images by me in London, England; bottom right image by Katherine Lightner in the Mortal Muses Film Friday Flickr pool
I also recommend the Instant Street Art and Grafitti Flickr pool for more inspiration and beautiful instant images of street art.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this stroll of some of my favourite streets from my travels, plus a few memorable street art shots from fellow contributors and the community.
Debra ~ Manifeisty