Today I was taking a look through some of my recent photos and realized that I haven’t posted any graffiti shots for a little while. I found a bit of a theme in a few of my recent pics which was hidden art and expression. When I was young my Grandfather taught me a valuable lesson on a trip to the England. As we went into one of the many cathedrals that we visited on the trip he said, “Jeff, whenever you enter any building or walk down any street make sure you look up and all around. Too many people spend their lives staring in a straight line and they miss so much of what is around them.”
Those words of wisdom have stayed with me all of these years and I find myself always surveying my surroundings. Whether it is looking up at buildings or around corners, I never seem to want to miss a detail that might contain some hidden beauty. I have come to notice a few things about Halifax street art:
1. There are lots of hidden pieces on the top of buildings. Some quite beautiful.
2. There are lots of alleys with not so beautiful pieces but I still appreciate them as hidden areas of self-expression.
3. Some of my favourite pieces are highly visible so if I ever forget to look up I can still appreciate something beautiful.
On that note I am posting a few of each of my favourite examples:
Hidden Building Pieces:
Alleyway Self Expression:
Beauty in Plain Sight:
Hope everyone has a good weekend. Feeling like a Vampire Weekend to Me.