I’m back home after three weeks in Australia, and a little over two weeks in Java, Indonesia. Now that I’m looking for street art, I realize how prolific the medium is worldwide. In Indonesia there was street art in some of the most remote places. I wasn’t able to make a lot of photos given the crazy traffic everywhere on the island of Java. Australia is also not too shabby in the medium, I encountered some really beautiful pieces. I also fell in love with the Fitzroy neighborhood in Melbourne. It reminded me of home at just the right moment.
It’s been a rough couple of weeks getting over some major jetlag, finally the last two days of sunshine inspired me to pick up a camera and go walking in the sunshine. I was gone just over five weeks and the number of changes on the street reminds me that the Alberta Arts District is steadily evolving. Given that I’ve been making photos on Alberta Street for just about everyday for a year now, I find myself noticing both the major and subtle differences on the street. I definitely feel like I’m looking at my neighborhood in a different way. Although, the whole “chasing light” syndrome has made it hard not to run outside to make photos whenever I sense that the changing weather is creating beautiful light and shadows.