Art Basel attracts many talented muralists to Wywnwood and this year was no exception. This particular mural was executed by Starfightera and Anamarietta. Here you can see the boom lift that they used to paint the mural. Lifts are indispensible during Art Basel as it is impossible to paint a three story mural like this one without a lift or scaffolding.
One of my favorite places to photograph is Wynwood, and one of the most interesting times to photograph Wynwood is when Art Basel is in town. This year was no exceptipn and we had some talented artists come and create some amazing work. This is a shot of the Jose De Diego Middle School. Over 40 artists where invited to paint at the school to bring attention to it's lack of an art program. On the left side, behind the tree, there is a piece by Pixel Pancho. To the right, in the corner of the building there is a piece by MTO. The school is now covered in beautiful murals and has practially become an art museum.
This is the invitation for the free opening reception for the photography exhibit. The reception takes place on Thursday, February 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. I hope to see you there.
Today at Shark Valley the grebes were running the show. They were very actice preening themselves and swimming back and forth looking for food. Usually they consume their catch too quickly for me to photograph them in the act but this one caught a small Florida gar which he could not swallow without a significant struggle. Unfortunately the grebe swam away to consume it's catch in private. I would have loved to see how the grebe managed to eat such a tough meal.
While sitting in my booth at an art show, this tiny spider dropped by. My Canon G9 is great for macro photography and its always by my side. I took out my G9, set it to macro mode and started snapping portraits. The spider was not the easiest of models to deal with, she kept turning away from the camnera and when it would get too close, she would jump on the lens. While the cropped photo is tiny, you can still see her cute little face. Snaps like these are why I always carry a camera with me. wherever I go.