My last two shots showed the bustling, touristy, showy side of San Telmo. This shot was taken one block over from the large market I posted a shot of on Thursday; you can see the stark difference. This street, just 200 feet or so from a giant sprawling mass of humanity and life, was desolate and deserted on a Sunday morning. While some of the gentrification visible close to he square had spread here - several buildings, including the one just to the right of this one, had recently been renovated - much of the street remained in an older, crumbling condition. This house in particular struck me, both for the varied and at moments impressive graffiti outside, and also for the woman sitting on the stoop, alone, waiting for something that seemed like it wasn't coming.
This is my last shot from Buenos Aires; tomorrow's will be my last from South America. We had a fantastic trip, and I'm glad I could share some of it here!
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Highmountains (2315) 2012-08-11 8:21
A very interesting take. Composing Graffiti Walls can be very difficult and confusing - thematically. Here you have a wide shot of the whole wall. And the photograph has much more than the graffiti - the Black archaic lamp-post with wires around it, the window with bright advertisments, but perhaps more to shut out the sun - the brown door before which sits a person who by the mood - has become a part of the picture!
Thanks for sharing.
holmertz (44572) 2012-08-11 9:02
A street-shot entirely to my taste. I wouldn't like that graffiti on the house where I live, but at a safe distance it looks fine and some of it is actually quite cleverly done. The woman is a nice part of the view, I just wish she would have worn something brighter or that the door had been lighter.
mostafameraji (63) 2012-08-11 9:54
willperrett (8043) 2012-08-11 11:10
I'll admit that I prefer the Backstreet shot to Mainstreet. This has character and a sense of reality: not necessarily good character or pleasant reality, but it works as a documentary photograph. Well framed too.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-08-11 18:02
Superb shoot of street art.Wonderful composition and great atmosphere.It might was a cold day.Well done!
Have a nice day
rbellemare (2109) 2012-08-11 20:32
I'm not a big fan of graffiti on public building. But I have to admit that often it does make beautiful picture. It is the case here. The graffiti are more art work that tag. I particularly like the two mouths on the top left corner. The person sitting in the doorway bring some life to this picture.
GREGG (7888) 2012-08-12 1:58
Very nice composition, interesting graffiti,
Have a nice Sunday,
nikkitta (16476) 2012-08-13 19:47
So graffiti to end your post from Argentina?
I love them and this is a good capture, also because the houses seems to be empty and with them they have life
Great the real red cloth hanging on the left
Greetings from Buenos Aires
abmdsudi (46286) 2012-08-15 8:40
An excellent lens work, a nice image compositionally placing the woman at the third looking into the frame for maximum impact and this always makes the image easier and generally better on the eye. Exciting graffiti so well spotted and taken, the vividness in colors is so eyecatching and influencial to any passersby considering the gritty state of that wall, it's entertaining the way this rustic wall has been painted. She is almost camouflaged there. Brilliant and nicely done, Congrats
annjackman (20761) 2012-08-15 22:36
A super shot of the graffiti decorating the exterior of this building. Clever use of the woman sitting on the step as she looks integrated with the artwork. Super detail and great fun.
Kind Regards, Ann
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-08-18 14:14
A lovely image showing this graffiti which makes this ordinary building an eye catcher. The woman sitting on the door steps is well positioned to the right. The brown and blue doors give nice colors to the image. I like these kind of images.
macjake (60726) 2012-08-24 12:58
personally i'm a big fan os such photo's.
Its great to be in the toursity areas, but even better if its safe to venture out into the 'real' areas of town.
every city in the world has these areas.
love the artwork, and having the woman there adds a bit of humanity to the scene.
westcoastgirl1 (666) 2012-09-22 20:05
I like these atypical tourist shots. This one is interesting with all the graffitti and with the one lone lady. This one has got a gritty feel to it. I am hoping to go to South America next year so I will be happily viewing all your photos. Glad you had a positive experience there.
jmdias (58576) 2012-10-05 16:11
a curious shot. the woman is almost hidden by the grafities. I liked the light and the sharpness here. excellent idea to take this image and in this moment.
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7511)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Artwork
- Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: South America - June/July 2012
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-11 8:10