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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #170: Street Art

I’m old enough to remember when “graffiti” was highly frowned upon. Now days in some instances it’s highly prized. Graffiti, the word itself, has earned a new meaning – street art.

This large street art mural is on the side of a building in Pittsburgh, PA.

A closer view of the street art mural.

This young lady posed for me in front of street art painted on a concrete wall in Pittsburgh, PA.

This street art on a building in Pittsburgh expresses the discontent of its author quite nicely I think.

If you’re like me and age offers memories of graffiti when it wasn’t street art does it make you wonder why artists are now highly paid for their work on sides of buildings, walls, and whatever other outside canvas they are offered or can find themselves?

Thanks to P. A. Moed for hosting this weeks LAC, visit her site for another interesting take on street art (graffiti?).

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #169 – The Ordinary

Is this just an ordinary sink? Or does it creep you out like it does me and bring to mind scenes from Stephen King’s horror thriller “The Shining?”

An ordinary hallway in a motel or is there something extraordinary there we can’t see?

Isn’t this out of the ordinary? Or perhaps it’s ordinary discrimination?

Thanks to I. J. Khanewala for this week’s challenge. Head on over to their blog for a glimpse of the ordinary framed differently.