More from Images Mumbai’s Month Long Street Art Festival!

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We’re coming into the homestretch of St+art India’s month long street art festival in Mumbai – aptly named St+art Mumbai.

Mumbai’s month long street art festival (Nov 7th -30th) has welcomed some of the most talented Indian & International street artists to transform their buzzing city with murals, installations, workshops, and performances. The festival’s goal is to promote street art on Indian landscapes as well as provide a platform for artists to collaborate on a global level. Since Nov 7th, I’ve referenced the hashtag #startmumbai hundreds of times – each time I was surprised and elated to see not only the range of art but the different ways people captured and responded to the work. Whether walking out of their homes to watch or taking a quick snapshot on the way to work; Mumbai was watching…and so were we.

Here’s a roundup of pictures from weeks two and three of the festival.

Various locations in Bandra, Dharavi, Kala Ghoda, Pedder Road and Versova and will also be featured as a part of the Street Art Project by Google.

Keep up with Mumbai’s Street Art Festival with these links – Facebook: www.facebook.com/startindiafoundation / Website: www.st-artmumbai.org / Hashtag- #startmumbai

Thanks again to St+art Mumbai for keeping us in the loop! Special thanks to all art lovers that allowed us to use their amazing Instagram shots!

Photo credit  – Akshat Nauriyal (unless otherwise noted)

 

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Artist: ANO / Based out of: Taipei, Taiwan

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Artist: ANO / Photo Credit @udaykhambadkone

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Artist: Anpu / Based: DELHI, INDIA

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Artist: Anpu / Photo Credit @startindia

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Artist: Gomez / Based: ROME, ITALY

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Artist: Gomez / Photo Credit: @_niddee_

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Artist: Yantr / Based: ASSAM, INDIA

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Artist: Tona / Based: HAMBURG, GERMANY

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Artist: Tika / Based: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

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Artist: Tika / Photo Credit: @mycrotchetyluv

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Artist: Dome / Based: KARLSRUHE, GERMANY

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Artist: Dome / Photo Credit: @mmehul19

 

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Artist: Daan Botlek / Based: ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

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Artist: Daan Botlek / Photo Credit: @askate92

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Artist: Daan Botlek / Photo Credit: @startindia

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TONA at the Dharavi Workshop

Haunting Double Exposure Portraits Give A Delicious Slip Out of Reality

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Some of the best mistakes in photography are double exposures…or so I think. It’s like being caught in a parallel universe…stuck somewhere in between the places you’ve been and the places you dream about. As if you could be grounded one second and take flight the next.

Enter the haunting layering of untold stories seen through London-based photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten‘s double exposure portraits. Fullerton-Batten is known for using cinematic lighting, and beautiful backgrounds to frame her subjects in a aura of intimacy and grace.  These double exposure prints are from Batten’s personal collection… in her bio “She insinuates visual tensions in her fine-art images, and imbues them with a hint of mystery, that combine to tease the viewer to re-examine the picture continuously, each time seeing more content and finding a deeper meaning with every viewing.”

These photographs are no exception.

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Images from the first week of Mumbai’s Street Art Festival

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St. Jude Bakery mural was done by artist & illustrator, Pedro Campiche aka @akacorleone

The goings on in Mumbai right now involve a lot of paint flinging and aerosol spraying.

After its successful first edition in Delhi, the St+art India foundation has brought their popular street art festival to Mumbai.  ‘Over the month of November 2014, Mumbai will see some of the most talented Indian & International street artists transform this already buzzing city with murals, installations, workshops, performances, walks and talks on the street. The festival aims to promote street art on Indian landscapes as well as provide a platform for artists to collaborate on a global level.’  Various locations in Bandra, Dharavi, Kala Ghoda, Pedder Road and Versova and will also be featured as a part of the Street Art Project by Google.

Here are some of the first pictures of the murals completed during week one of the festival.

Keep up with Mumbai’s Street Art Festival with these links – Facebook: www.facebook.com/startindiafoundation / Website: www.st-artmumbai.org / Hashtag- #startmumbai

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Artist: Pedro Campiche / Website / Instagram

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Amitabh Kumar mural in progress in Bandra.

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Amitabh Kumar ( @amitabhkumar ) working on his mural in Bandra, Mumbai.

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Artist: Amitabh Kumar / Website / Instagram

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Anpu & Nora in front of their mural.

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Tika & Anpu’s finished mural in Pali Village.

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Swiss artist,Tika + Dehli based artist, Anpu collaborate on this piece in Bandra.

 

Thanks to St+art Mumbai for all the media goodies.

Cool Photo Credit:  Akshat Nauriyal

I FOUGHT THE LAW

In Alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times.
In Tennessee hollow logs may not be sold.

In Tennessee hollow logs may not be sold.

Strange laws still on statute books make for interesting subject matter when it comes to this ongoing photo series ‘I Fought the Law’ by Olivia Locher.  Locher cleverly parodies the bizarre nature of these unusual US state laws with scenes that prey upon the prohibited acts.

Who knew it was illegal to back pocket ice cream in Alabama?

She says: “Using early pop art as inspiration, I intend to defy rules and regulations across all the remaining US states.”

Way to go rebel! Maybe I’ll start putting my Good Humor bars in my back pocket once I’m over the Mason Dixon line too.

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In California Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.

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In Utah no one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin.

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In Rhode Island it is illegal to wear transparent clothing.

 

In Arizona you may not have more than two dildos in a house.

In Arizona you may not have more than two dildos in a house.

 

In Delaware it’s illegal to wear pants that are “form-fitting”around the waist.

In Delaware it’s illegal to wear pants that are “form-fitting”around the waist.

 

In Wisconsin it is illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese.

In Wisconsin it is illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese.

 

In Texas it is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.

In Texas it is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.

 

In Alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times.

In Alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times.

In Hawaii coins are not allowed to be placed in ones ears.

In Hawaii coins are not allowed to be placed in ones ears.

 

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All images © Olivia Locher

PORN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY (NSFW)

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Brian Steinhoff’s attempts at lessening the shock with a skin trade of floral patterns doesn’t make me blush any less. Matter of fact, I debated whether or not to add NSFW to this post. But my eyes were quick to replace grandma’s bad wallpaper for skins tones and fleshy parts.

Steinhoff’s creative form of discussing the “banality of censorship” makes me think of those late nights trying to bring in films I ought not – trying to make out bodies through the fuzz and static. What I couldn’t see was quickly replaced by my wild adolescent imagination. With form and shape still intact does Steinhoff’s series really hide anything? Or does it represent the things/images we inevitably can’t control?

*See more images from the series Porn for the Whole Family here.

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A PHOTOGRAPHERS TELLING OF PANDORA’S JAR

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19-year old Aliza Razell is exploring a perfect blend of reality and myth in her photo series, Anesidora. 

Inspired by Greek story of Pandora, the first women on earth who Zeus gifted a special jar on the day of her marriage to Epimetheus. Zeus ordered that the jar not be opened but a curious Pandora opened the jar releasing all the bad things in it out into the world.

Razell’s burst of watercolors splash across the muted tones of the photographs spilling out into the other realm of the image creating a new twist on an old tale.

Find more of Razell’s work on Flickr.

Zeren Badar’s ‘Accident Series’

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Self-taught photographer Zeren Badar describes his latest photography project, Accident Series as “rich, conceptual, sensual and anti-formal” turning “pre-existing works of art into Duchampian ready-mades”. Indeed he is exploring his Dada influences with a peculiar combination of photography, painting & collage. These collages are made with found objects, covered in food, laced in strong shadows and layering effects to give a three dimensional sense to his work.

Badar hopes these copies of old masters paintings will evoke the viewers memory. The artist explains, “By using unexpected juxtapositions of objects, I try to create ambiguity and pull viewers attention deeper into my photographs.”

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*Zeren Badar is a self-taught photographer who lives currently in NYC. He is originally from Turkey. He is obsessed with art.
He enjoys long walks all around Manhattan and take long breaks at art shows.

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POTHOLES

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New York based Photographer Davide Luciano turns those infamous car wrecking potholes into street art with his photo series, Potholes. Luciano used locations in New York, Montreal, and Los Angeles as his backdrop, often driving around for hours to find the perfect pothole. The most amazing thing is that he found the time to set up these shots on busy streets since none of the photos are photo-shopped. This imaginative photo series that turns bad into good proves that with a little creativity – the sky is the limit.

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ABANDONED AMUSEMENT PARKS

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I cannot stop surfing through these haunting Francesco Mugnai pictures. His photo series on abandoned amusement parks brings chills to my body as thrilling as the excitement I can recall back from visiting the amusement parks of my childhood. Here are all the memories rotting in fields and perhaps hosting some ghostly visitors.

via hahamagartconnect, indulged

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COLORFUL SERIES

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There’s something so calming about everything in its right place. Perhaps that’s why I’m favoring the color grouping photos of Brooklyn-based photographer Sara Cwynar. Cwynar uses her own continually changing horde of objects to create these photo dialogues.

Those lemon yellow tones and monochromatic shades of black and gray eclectic items play on me like the work of other artists (see Michael Johansson) who obsessively group and catalog items in this artistic time capsule form transforming the everyday objects into discussions of our society’s obsession to have more things and the value we place on them.

photos via artist website & Featureshoot

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