I guess most of us have seen graffiti incorporated in photography as a backdrop. But, Colombian artist Sepc has found another interesting way of combining photography and graffiti art. He creates murals that reveal their true colors only when you snap a photo of them and invert it. Sepc shares a bit about his process with DIYP, as well as a couple of photos of these “negative murals.”
I find calligraphy wonderful, and it remains something I’d like to learn. So naturally, I was enchanted by the combination of calligraphy and photography. Mexican artists Said Dokins and Leonardo (Leo) Luna combine calligraphy and light painting.
Their project is named Heliographies of Memory, and they use calligraphic movements along with lights and long exposure photography. As a result, they create amazing “calligrafitti” at the iconic sites. They are only visible after the photographic process, and invisible to the naked eye while the process lasts.
I wanted to write you this letter on photography and life.
I just finished an epic week-long street photography workshop here in New Orleans, and it was an absolutely incredible experience. I had such a great time with the students, in terms of teaching, bringing people together, and sharing new experiences together.
Small enjoyments: chatting with students in the morning over some good coffee, sharing life stories with strangers on the streets, eating beignets and chicory coffee at Cafe Du Monde, having single-origin espressos at Spitfire coffee in New Orleans (and chatting with the owner), having good laughs at dinner while talking about our life’s passions, staying up until 1am at our AirBnb apartment with the students cooking eggs and bacon and sausage, debating which fried chicken place is the best, and just talking nonsense.
They do so by creating big paper mattes of the famous checkerboard pattern and apply them on billboards, ads and signs all over London.
Interestingly enough the couple works in advertizing, so their work also carries a bit of irony.[Read More…]