Sunday, January 29, 2006
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Shot on July 24, 2005
Shot dead January 14, 2006
People ask me why I do this. Just the other day as I was shooting shooting a mural a patron came out of the restaurant and asked me what I was doing.
"Oh, I go around taking photos of murals."
"Why?" he said.
"Why? I go around taking photos of murals. For fun."
Man looking at me all puzzled..."For who?"
"For me. I go around, take photos of murals for myself,.....for fun."
Frustrated, the man walked away shaking his head as such a preposterous notion.
Then, I see what I posted today.
The death of a mural.
It happens all the time and a lot of people don't care or never really looked at one to appreciate it for what it was. A work of art, sometimes great, sometimes not. You don't have to drive to a museum or gallery to see art, its all around us. You just have to look and notice it which, of course, is really hard nowadays. Driving on the road, listening to the radio, the ipods, the cel phones, etc...
The next time your on the road, pay attention to your surroundings... I mean REALLY pay attention. Even though I have a motive to be on the look out for another mural to add to the blog, you'd be surprised at what you find.
So, in loving memory of the mural on Tacos Lagos...this ones for you old buddy.
Gone, but not forgotten.
Any tips to murals around the greater Los Angeles area is greatly appreciated, if your a regular, you know what I'm looking for.
Oh yeah! Happy anniversary Mandy. Love you.