Monday, August 31, 2009

Post Alley Fashionista

Post Alley Fashionista

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I thought this woman to be a striking contrast to her surroundings. Seattle, like most large cities, has a very active street art community, and there is a cadre of photographers who are chronicling it wherever it appears throughout the city. This Post Alley wall is a fave place for instant street art installations of all kinds. Things change up pretty quickly, and it's always worth scanning to see what's up. Above her hat I see work by Narboo and Starheadboy, and way up high a giant foot sticker. You'll see this wall featured briefly in a new Jennifer Aniston flick called "Love Happens." They had the alley and PPMarket pretty tied up for a day when they were here filming last spring, and of course the art has changed since then.

Speaking of art Seattle style, summer is winding down and Seattlites will squeeze every last drop of fun from it with the much loved Bumbershoot Arts & Music Festival this coming Labor Day Weekend. I'm not sure I'll be able to make it this year, but I would sure love to hear Modest Mouse, just one of the many headliners performing. Here's a video of theirs I thought was clever in that the band memebers are projected onto walls and signs like street art as they perform. Kinda fun. You can even download Bumbershoot's ginormous multiday schedule as an iPhone application! And for those who can make it down to George, WA, DMB is playing their annual show at the Gorge over the weekend. Hope this is the start to a great last week of summer for you!

7 comments:

Bibi said...

A real eye-catching photo, Kim. Great capture! And who says you shouldn't go down dark alleys...?!

brattcat said...

Love this photo. She's the perfect subject to have caught in these surroundings...totally color coordinated and she helps us stop and look at her surroundings because of the way you've framed her moving through space.

katney said...

My son used to follow some aspects of street art on his blog Beans for Breakfast. Alas, marriage, parenthood, a move to the Bay Area, and other interests have kept him from blogging for ever so long. I guess I have taken over for the family.

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Great shot!!

Don and Krise said...

Sometimes when you least expect it, there's the photo right in front of you. Nice capture Kim. Hmmm, would those flowers be Crocosmia? They're one of my favorites.

Jilly said...

I love that Seattle has an area for street art and I adore your photo. The contrast between the lady, her clothes and flowers and the decorated walls is extraordinary.

Virginia said...

What a great place and the woman you captured so perfectly with the flowers and the light and.......
BTW, I first started following you blog after "She's Gone". I was so v ery touched by your words and your photo. Bless you as this anniversary rolls around.
V