Street Artists in action. Papeete

I love Street art.

My favourite

This one was done last October and is called herehia.

One of the striking features as you walk around the streets of Papeete, are the massive street art murals, painted on the walls of otherwise faded and sometimes decaying buildings.

Last year I found two artists in action and I was fascinated.

It all kicked off with the Ono’u festival in May 2014. Talented Graffiti and Street artists from around the world, were invited to express their unique street art skills around the city of Papeete.

Now in 2018 there are over 30 murals to discover.

There’s a museum of Street Art in Papeete. It hosts the ono’u event.

I love to see the artists in action from start to finish. So this year we sought a few out.

Difficult wall to work on. Christina Angelina in Papeete

This is how it looks now. All the blue washed away.

And the wall next door.

Vinie in Papeete

During the festival, in the Poafi Park, up and coming local street artists were encouraged to display their talents under the guidance of the experts.

Recently I followed the progress of two local artists in action.

They took four days to produce a bright mural depicting the roots of Tahitian life.

I hope they felt proud to sign their names. I thought it was stunning.

I look forward to seeing many more street artists in action. They are awesome.

Smile


The Instructions

For this week’s photo challenge, point your camera at something or someone that puts a smile on our face (or just a smiling face)


All around Tahiti are large posters of smiling faces. What does it all mean?

Turns out that in March 2011 an artist photographer named JR decided on the Insideout project. It involved global participation. People share a portrait and make a statement.

In Tahiti the statement was smile for peace.

The photos appeared a couple of years ago around Tahiti. It’s good to look up and see a smiling face: smiling is contagious.

Day 2 “Street” Establishing Shot.

The Instructions.

Capture an establishing shot. A wide angle photo that sets up a scene. Compose the wide shot looking for two basic components, a foreground and a background. Identify your foreground and background as you frame your snap shot.

A street in Papeete, Tahiti.

In the foreground are the painted stairs and the Street Art mural.

Follow the steps down to the street where people are going about their daily business.

In the background across the street are vehicles and the shops.