Theme Day - Graffiti

Theme Day – Graffiti

I found this image on the retaining wall of Interstate 94 just East of the Mississippi river in St. Paul facing a small railyard while I was out shooting with my friend Larry Mishkar. I chose it for today because of it’s striking contrast, representational style and a simple composition. Also, as a photographer, I like the eye theme. Speaking of themes, Graffiti is the theme for this month at the CDPB. My favorite past theme day photos include the Midtown Greenway Bridge and Best Photo of the Year 2007. If you haven’t seen it, my most popular photo this month was of the Total Lunar Eclipse shot with a 2000mm lens. The big event this month in my world was the City of Lakes Loppet.

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  1. Cluelessinboston
    Cluelessinboston says:

    Interesting shot and the mural is well done. I know some people are fascinated collecting artwork, pictures, beads, etc. all with the eye motif; but I don’t get it. I think it is a little spooky. I don’t want to feel like someone is always watching me.

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  2. Strangetastes
    Strangetastes says:

    Representational but an interesting concept. Love the subtle color. There really are some good artists on these walls. I just got my post uploaded – more about plain text and comment. There was a lot of good material on the floodwall along the Mississippi. I’ll put more on Flickr some time today. Can’t tell why but some of them have Minneapolis – St. Paul references. I’ll email those to you.

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  3. ben
    ben says:

    Amazing detail, those graffiti have it’s own culture common to world wide. It’s really fascinating topic if we continue to document. Who knows how long this one last and some one painted totally different on over it.
    Great photograph!

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  4. Brian Tiedman
    Brian Tiedman says:

    Ive seen this eye tagged to a building in construction along Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis today, and as my buddy bud Joe H. was driving me back to my place we were reminded about seeing this before. This eye has been put all over the metro for sure I can tell you. MN maybe, middle west maybe, I dont know the artist of this. I would like to know if this is a gang put or just a rebel dude or a gifted artist.

    I would like to know if anybody who comes across here knows anything about the .. the .. anything about it more than I know that its in MN a few times around. Peace

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  5. Jennie
    Jennie says:

    I’ve seen this pop up twice off of Hiawatha. The first looks as though it was done in a bit of a hurry, as it’s right off the highway. The other is behind some train cars. I think there is a photo of it up on my blog. I found it rather striking especially in comparison to what is usually over in that area. Quick, spray paint squiggles you aren’t even able to make out.

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