For the ordinary photographers, going from shooting static flowers into shooting people in the streets is like stepping into a lamborghini after driving a Honda Civic. Street photography often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from its subject matter, and often concentrates on a single human moment, caught at a decisive or poignant moment.
credit: Sjoerd Lammers street photography
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Technically, graffiti is considered to be drawings, paintings, or other markings on surfaces in public places. The Writing on the Wall gangs use as their street “telegraph,” sending messages about turf and advertising their exploits. Graffiti identifies territorial boundaries, lists members, and communicates threats to rival gangs. Each year millions of dollars are spent to clean up graffiti.
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This West African city—long synonymous with the uttermost end of the Earth—was added to the Unesco World Heritage List in 1988, many centuries after its apex. Timbuktu was founded by nomads in the twelfth century and it rapidly became a major trading depot for the caravans of the Sahara Desert. It has often been invoked as a symbol as a mysterious and exotic place on Earth. Timbuktu city boasts a rich and fascinating history. it was once a thriving center of science and the starting point of Islam throughout Africa. Although the city and maintains a permanent population, as well as a place to store the greatest collection of ancient manuscripts of Timbuktu slowly recedes before approaching the Sahara desert. The main problem is the local desertification, as in there are big dunes and the streets are often buried under windblown sand. The temperature then increased too, often fever was recorded at above 55 ° C. The good news is that in the cool waters of the Niger can dip only 24 km from the city. Nowadays, Timbuktu is in the hands of Islamist rebels who captured the city from a secular rebel group in June. Most of the area’s population has fled to non-rebel controlled areas of Mali or Niger. The rebels have imposed sharia law, which includes mandatory veils for women, the stoning of adulterers, and punitive “amputations” for thieves. The rebels have called for the destruction of all of the city\’s shrines, which they believe to be a form of idolatry banned by Islam. It appears most, if not all, of the shrines have been destroyed.
credit: Emilio Labrador
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Artists and designers have re-designed the iconic red telephone box as part of BT Artbox. The open-air art exhibition involved 80 more telephone boxes exhibited all around London, from Heathrow to Stratford. Artists has used a full-size, fibre-glass replica of the original telephone kiosk, introduced in 1936.
credit: Dave Catchpole
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Double-decker buses are known as an icons of London. Traditional double-deckers are red in color. London Black Cab taxi have earned the reputation of the best taxi service in the world. Every driver is required test of knowledge of London which can take up to four years to learn. The post box and telephone box have a royal crown on them.The red telephone box was the result of a competition in 1924. The pillar boxes have been in use since 1852.
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Most famous artists are Julian Beever, Edgar Müller and Manfred Stader, men who are famous for their art on the pavement of England , France , Germany , USA , Australia, Argentina and Belgium they give to drawings an amazing 3D illusion. Using a projection called anamorphosis to create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle, these artists create some of the finest 3D pavement illusions. Remember, paintings in reality are flat on the pavement.
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