Photo Monday – Beyond the Streets

Now that I’ve finished sharing our travel pictures, I’m back to local photography. I usually take a break from photography while I’m dealing with editing and sharing the travel pictures. The editing is just so tedious, especially when I have hundreds of photos to go through. So I was a little nervous when I took my camera to Beyond the Streets in Williamsburg. On top of that, it’s an exhibition. I never know what to expect there. Photographing art is challenging. I don’t want to just take pictures of the pieces I like head on. That isn’t interesting! Sometimes, the best I can do is have my family looking at the art which is fine for a couple pictures but gets boring.

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At worst, I’m not even allowed to take pictures and I’m stuck carrying my heavy camera for nothing.

Beyond the Streets was the best though. They actually had signs telling people to take pictures (without flash but I never use the camera one anyway). And the art was fascinating, varied, beautiful, thought provoking, fun…

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It was the perfect environment for creativity. Playing with depth of field, combining pieces within one picture, only photographing a small part… I love the idea of creating art from art and Beyond the Streets gave me the best opportunity I’ve ever had for that.

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I couldn’t get good pictures of the art within the space. I wanted to get a piece with the New York skyline in the background but the light contrast was too great. I just loved learning about street art in its birthplace. Looking out to the city and actually seeing murals out there in the city as well as inside in the exhibition was special. And this is where I seem to have run out of words. Highly recommend it if you’re around before it ends.

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Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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