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Union Lane - part 1

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 9 January 2013 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Street artist at work in Union Lane. This is one of the best alleys in the CBD for graffiti and street art. The alley is so narrow it is easy to miss - despite being only a few paces from Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne's CBD.

The group agreed to let me take photos. The guy with the spray can made sure he covered his face before I got my shots.

NIKON D5000 1/25 second F/8.0 ISO 400 11 mm

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely clear capture of the artist at work !! Can see the spray ...
Must be very hot out there on the streets...

9 Jan 2013 5:47am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

cool! He looks very young

9 Jan 2013 6:31am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Un tagueur pris la main sur la bombe! Jolie réalisation murale!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

9 Jan 2013 8:55am

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

Nice diagonal and composition

9 Jan 2013 10:08am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nice portrait of the artist at work :)

9 Jan 2013 10:51am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Young artists.. wonderful shot

9 Jan 2013 10:55am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

En pleine action!!! Splendide shot. Bonne journée.

9 Jan 2013 10:59am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Excellent street scene ! Great focus and colors !

9 Jan 2013 11:17am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

So lange sie legal Sprühen ist das in Ordnung. Wunderbare Szene und schöne Farben.

9 Jan 2013 11:41am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Doesn't seem like they should be too worried if they're doing it in broad daylight. Excellent docushot, Stephen!

9 Jan 2013 11:59am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice capture of these young taggers in action.

9 Jan 2013 12:12pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

You did a fine job, there is a sense of movement here that is wonderful as if you could
move around the shot as you view !~

9 Jan 2013 12:19pm

tatar@y from France

Ahhhhh..... pas mal !...
A suivre.)

9 Jan 2013 12:49pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

The strong diagonal here is so effective...a great find!

9 Jan 2013 1:41pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Fantastic shot of the aerosol art as it happens, which I never witness in my city even though we have so much of this type of work downtown.

9 Jan 2013 1:46pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Excellent street scene. Great action shot and beautiful colours. Wonderful angle. :)

9 Jan 2013 3:23pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A street scene beautiful, I love street art like this, it's not just write anything, there is research. A great photo, I love the composition. Great shot.
Have a good day.

9 Jan 2013 5:15pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Caught with their hands in paint! clear in agreement ... Some time ago I did something similar with a few "squatters" was curious experience! Best regards, Adela

9 Jan 2013 5:50pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image of this street artist at work

9 Jan 2013 6:08pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Very colorful and eye-catching creations captured here! You PoV adds nice depth to this composition as well.

9 Jan 2013 6:18pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very empathic "portrait" of this "wall of creativity" ... these colourful graffiti can only beautify the street !!!

9 Jan 2013 6:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great shot! It is amazing how they do it all with cans of spray paint. Very colorful!

9 Jan 2013 6:41pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Excellent capture. I LOVE seeing the spray paint coming out of the can!!!!

9 Jan 2013 7:00pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great to see these artists in action. I loaded a photo last month of the front end of Union Lane before these artists began to add their section. http://kiwisa.aminus3.com/image/2012-12-15.html

9 Jan 2013 7:05pm

@kiwisa: Excellent shot you got there, Frances - thanks for the link. Amazing how the artwork in this lane is changing all the time.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Looks like you have caught them "in flagrante delicto" Stephen! A wonderfully colourful shot! ;-)

9 Jan 2013 7:09pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great colorful graphics ... love how you captured this artist at work!

9 Jan 2013 8:33pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

It's good that they've got a defined place to express their art

9 Jan 2013 10:04pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i love seeing artists at work. fine capture

9 Jan 2013 10:56pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fine action shot of these artists. he was probably wise to hide his identity.

10 Jan 2013 12:02am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Composed well in this tight lane, perhaps I'd like to see the saturation ramped up a bit.

11 Jan 2013 9:39am

NIKON D5000
1/25 second
F/8.0
ISO 400
11 mm

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