I took the photo above during a break at the steampunk-inspired photoshoot I went to last week. The location at Carrington was a little rundown and had quite a lot of interesting graffiti on the walls and surfaces.
I zoomed in on this one as I thought the rust and textures around it might make for an interesting image. I like how it came out.
I found this one as well a little later on and snapped a quick photo. Again I liked the rust and textures but I also liked the message… I guess it wasn’t quite what I was expecting to find written on a wall at Carrington.
Photos © CJ Levinson 2016
A thousand pictures
Across two walls,
Telling the stories
Of our lives
This is another photo I took while in Melbourne last month. It’s of Union Lane, a small lane off Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne. The location is well known for its street art and graffiti murals, the main bulk of which was approved by the City of Melbourne in 2010 and consists of art by dozens of artists painted over 5 months. You need a legal permit to officially paint here but unfortunately it’s also a prime target for unauthorised graffiti, as you can see in the photo.
Standing at one end and looking down these long walls of graffiti is quite a sight, a feeling I was trying to recreate with the photo. I didn’t get a chance to see Hosier Lane, which is even more well known for its street art, but hopefully will get to do that the next time I’m in Melbourne.
Photo and haiqua © CJ Levinson 2012
Update: A version I edited in black and white as well.