Who would’ve thought art is scribble?

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As many of you know in New York City you can go just about anywhere to find any type of art that is to your appeal. Last Saturday I so happened to have the chance to visit some of the many galleries located in the lower east side. This particular gallery had stood out to me the Charles bank gallery located in 196 Bowery New York, NY 10012. It did include many artist auctioning off their pieces of art but the paintings that captivated me the most was from this Swedish artist Pär Strömberg. Born in 1972 in Örebro, Sweden and is currently teaching painting at Örebro College of Art, Sweden.

Since 1996 Pär Strömberg was inspired to paint about Sweden’s landscape as to relive its inner beauty from all types of perspectives. Something that caught my attention in his bio page was when he mentioned what painting meant…

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Getting Real in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

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Tempting though it is for some photographers to focus on signs of it’s trendification, Manchester’s Northern Quarter can also reveal a tougher, more uncompromising side, too, if you look closely enough. The juxtaposition of old and new for instance as shown below.

There’s plenty of interesting graffiti to catch a photographer’s eye, too.

And stranger still, this image.

A gritty northern quarter indeed, with plenty to surprise and intrigue.

For all it’s current charms, it’s true earthy nature is never far away. You only have to look that little bit closer.

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Winter passing through

The World Through My Lens

So it’s been a warm summer to say the least in Virginia, since November (2011) we have had maybe one dusting of snow.  Well last night we got another dusting and I decided I would take some photos around my place.

Nikon D5100; ISO 1000; 44mm; f/4.8; 6 second exposure.

I liked the geometric lines the snow formed with deck planks, shadows from the deck railing, and light coming through the deck spindles on the right side of the shot.

Nikon D5100; ISO 100; 82mm; f/8; 4 second exposure

Nikon D5100; ISO 100; 200mm; f/5.6; 6 second exposure

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Contrasting subjects

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I took this shot last Saturday during a short outing to the St. Lawrence Market while waiting on a friend. This woman asked for change and I declined but then decided to offer up some for a photo. She happily agreed. I shot her against this wall because I felt the pleasant, happy image of the wall contrasted nicely with the woman down on her luck. Hope you like it. One more day to go.

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