REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Graffiti

I love Bonnie's challenge for PDPA's Photo Art Friday this weekend:  graffiti.  Rural communities don't see too much of it, but we can find it on the trains passing through.  In my case, the train is one that travels back and forth transporting wood chips from the lumber mill in our little town to the particleboard mill and chip storage 20 miles away.  I've always liked train graffiti, as have my two sons.   A few years ago, I put together a mini-album-in-a-box for my youngest son.  All the photos were of graffiti on train cars that were temporarily sitting in our little town.  I named the album "Art on the Rails."   The graffiti for the altered photos below was on two rail cars at the local mill.


PDPA "Abstract Splotches" -- linear light



PDPA "Abstract Elements"-- RadLab Claire-ify




20 comments:

Annemor said...

A great job :)I like thought of having grafitti collected in a book.
Best whises

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Lisa Gordon said...

I love what you did with these, Evelyn.
To me there is just something about trains, and ones with graffiti are even more special.

I wish you and your family a wonderful Easter.

Michelle said...

Graffiti is an interesting art form. There really is talent in those images. Nice captures.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Nice images of the graffiti. Bet your son really enjoys the book you made for him.

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Graffiti (finally got the spelling right) makes sitting at the rail road crossing a little more interesting. The effects you added make them really beautiful.

Karen Frost said...

Love the idea of your book for your son! Great capture of graffiti and I love your editing. xx

eljaygee said...

Great graffiti and clever book title.

eljaygee said...

Great graffiti and clever book title.

Sherri B. said...

I find graffiti art fascinating...I also see very little of it where I live. I love your train graffiti, and your processing only adds to it. Thank you for sharing!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I always wonder how they get enough time to do all this art work - some are very complicated.

Great photos.

Daryl said...

i prefer the untextured shots, the textures, in my opinion, detract from the 'art'

Jan said...

Used to be, when tagging became common, that we didn't appreciate it as ART. When you really look at some of them, tho, you can see the talent! I really like YOUR graffiti!

Currie Silver said...

I love these, Evelyn!! You have really made interesting pieces of art from art that is already interesting in its primary form. What a great idea to make the book, too.

Rosie Grey said...

This is wonderful, Evelyn - I love these!

Ida said...

Wow these are fabulous (original & altered). I wanted to go out and get some Train Graffiti shots but didn't get around to it. I'm happy though seeing yours.

Bridget Larsen said...

I have seen some awesome graffiti, I wish someone would commission them to do that on buildings to brighten up some places

Helene Titsch said...

Great shots...I imagine that collection you have is really something. I'm always amazed at the 'art' involved in this stuff since we normally think of graffiti as something that defaces and is not attractive. Very cool!

Jeanne said...

This is very interesting, and i have to say that I have never even thought of looking for grafitti on the trains. Will never see another train again with out thinking of this.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice captures.

David Oliver said...

Some of the graffiti is such nice work. It is to bad that that talent is wasted on vandalism. It makes one wonder how much time they must spend working on it.
We had a water tower in Portland that a chiropractic student would climbed on up the first day of the rose festival. He painted a beautiful rose on the side. When he came down the police were there waiting for him. He repeated the process for 2 more years. By the 4th year he decided that getting arrested the week of graduation may not be the best idea. Consequently there was a water tower in the Park Rose neighborhood of SE Portland with three roses on it & 1 blank side.