Alchemist on Vineyard Street
Lisbon is littered with fine examples of street art. This one, which I've titled Alchemist on Vineyard Street (Rua Da Vinha) is just one work tucked away in a small alley in a residential area of the city. It is just one part of a much larger piece covering one entire wall. Colours are vibrant and the skill of the artist is remarkable. The attention to detail is a wonder to behold and the scale will blow you away! (You can find this lovely image in my Lisbon Streets gallery)
I've been thrilled and honoured to have my photographs chosen six times as Flickr Explore images. This is a huge thing for me as not only do I take my work very seriously, I value that I am able to share it with as many people as possible. Flickr explore has allowed me to do that. Thank you
What an amazing day for me! Not only has this image achieved 2000 views and counting on Flickr, it was also selected for Flickr's "Explore" section of interesting images. I've been blown away. And I only made the image yesterday. I guess that's what loving the place you're in can do. It's what being fully present can do. But, still, I am humbled and honoured. Please enjoy this image as much as so many other people seem to be doing. (If you would like to purchase this image, please go to my Lisbon Streets Gallery)
Yes it is! More than awesome: inspiring, beautiful, exciting, lively, colourful. Need I go on? Pauline (my partner) and I have been here for about four weeks now and have just signed on for another month. The place gets in your blood, or your soul. It's sure getting into my camera and out there into cyberspace.
I haven't even touched the surface really and it's going to be a while before I get to grips with processing and posting the images I have made so far. I just want to be on the street and making more photographs and wait for the rainy days to process them and get them out to you all.
Am I learning anything new art wise here? Yes, I believe so.I am thinking a lot about the boundaries of Social Documentary photography. You will have noticed more photos without people since I've come here? Well, I think I'm beginning to expand my own definition of the genre to include architecture and buildings, parks and gardens. All the things that make up our 'built' environment.
Anyway, I hope you like my Lisbon Gallery. Stay tuned for more to come!
I am a Social Documentary and Street Photographer. Love, Compassion and Empathy are my guides.
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