2016 PHOTOCHALLENGE WEEK 40: GRAFFITI – GUEST POST

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Graffiti is an art form I appreciate for many reasons. The artwork itself is often very bold and colorful; messages are sometimes profound or political in nature (occasionally bordering on anarchy). There is a certain vicarious thrill associated with the risks – both physical and legal – taken by the artists in the creation of their work.

GRAFFITI WITH A MESSAGE Photo by Larry Cotton

GRAFFITI WITH A MESSAGE Photo by Larry Cotton

 

GRAFFITI WITH A MESSAGE Photo by Larry Cotton

GRAFFITI WITH A MESSAGE Photo by Larry Cotton

 

GRAFFITI ARTIST AT WORK – STREET FAIR IN PORTLAND, MAINE photo by Larry Cotton

GRAFFITI ARTIST AT WORK – STREET FAIR IN PORTLAND, MAINE photo by Larry Cotton

 

GRAFFITI ARTIST AT WORK – STREET FAIR IN PORTLAND, MAINE photo by Larry Cotton

GRAFFITI ARTIST AT WORK – STREET FAIR IN PORTLAND, MAINE photo by Larry Cotton

 

Searching out and photographing graffiti can make for a fun and adventurous day (or night). For me there is a thrill in visiting abandoned buildings, old industrial parks and exploring underneath bridge abutments.

This subject lends itself to many photography tools: HDR, flash, light painting…..Have fun! Be safe!

 

Photo by Larry Cottn

Photo by Larry Cottn

 

The rules are pretty simple:

  • Post one original photograph (Your Image) shot each week per theme posted on this blog to Google+Facebook, or Flickr (or all three). Tag the photo #photochallenge.org or #photochallenge2016.
  • The shot should be a new shot you took for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • The posted image should be a photograph, not a video.
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2016 PhotoChallenge is fun and easy.

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About Steve Troletti

I'm a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy. Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments. Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.

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