© Sandra Walker RI
© Daphne Hughes
© Daphne Hughes
Sandra Walker RI (Member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour) is an American watercolourist living in the UK and is regarded one of the world’s finest photorealists. I am honored to have caught Sandra’s artistic eye and to have had several of my photographs reproduced by her. Above is a recent watercolor of a street artist mural on Brick Lane in East London. Sandra was also kind enough to include her working photographs used to reproduce this street scene.
According to a Wikipedia article on Brick Lane, a street in East London, England:
It runs from Swanfield Street in the northern part of Bethnal Green, crosses Bethnal Green Road, passes through Spitalfields and is linked to Whitechapel High Street to the south by the short stretch of Osborn Street. Today, it is the heart of the city’s Bangladeshi-Sylheti community and is known to some as Banglatown. It is famous for its many curry houses.
A Brick Lane not-for-profit website [www.visitbricklane.org/#/brick-lane-street-art/4537674490] touts its street art.
August 2010 © Gaia Son
Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), better known by his stage names The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie or Biggie Smalls, was an American rapper. – Wikipedia
Had he not been killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, Biggie would have been 42. Another great shot of this mural can be seen on Not A Queens Photo Blog [http://bit.ly/Z2X0Gq].
Frans Broekveldt III as a child.
Frans Broekveldt III – Adolescent in the Dam Square
Frans as a young adult.
Remembering my uncle Frans on his birthday. Back in 1978, I bought him the 12 inch single of Miss You by the Rolling Stones. Frans loved that song and it was on his turntable most of the time. Later that summer I danced next to Mick Jagger at Studio 54 and overheard he and Bianca having the most ridiculous argument at the bar. Never had a chance to share that story with my uncle. Miss you Oom Frans.
Telephoon N° 661© Gaia Son
© Gaia Son
Verhuur en reparatie van rijwielen en automobielen – Rent and repair of bicycles (archaic) and automobiles © Gaia Son
I appreciate the efforts to restore these ads but I wish they would just leave them alone. Many are not nearly as aesthetically pleasing than the original fade (i.e. Philips, Harlingen NL).