Vancouver Mural Festival 2017
For this year's Vancouver Mural Festival it was fun to take a totally different approach to photographing the event by skipping the street festival and just documenting the murals going up during the week. Here's a short look at the week with Kelowna artist Tyler Keeton Robbins and his mural on the side of Nuba on East 3rd Avenue.
Photographs of murals usually end up serving as a backdrop (street photography/portraiture) or a straight forward landscape-type photograph of the work. But it's also interesting to always look at something commonly photographed in a certain way and look to photograph the subject from a different approach that interests you creatively.
Instead of looking for a series of single images, you can always organize your photographs on a larger scale with a photo set where you build a story through your photographs. If you think of your photo set while you are shooting you can keep track of photographs to tell the story.
FujiFilm X-Pro 2, XF 16mm f/1.4, XF 35mm f/2
Tyler Keeton Robbins | "Trees Burn While Flowers Bloom" | tylerkeetonrobbins.com
Carson "Chairman" Ting | "Ride Wild" | chairmanting.com
David Shillinglaw | "We Are Croutons Floating in Cosmic Soup" | davidshillinglaw.co.uk
Priscilla Yu | "Befriend Your Inner Demon" | priscillayu.ca