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Brooklyn Street Art

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Street Art Photographer: Vincent Cornelli

Posted on October 6, 2009

There are many photogs on the street today; intrepid wanderers and investigators who are always on the lookout for the most recent Elbowtoe or Bortusk Leer or Deekers.

The affordability of camera technology and it’s rapid deployment have flooded us all with choices and variety of images we scarcely considered even a decade ago.

Stencil artist Indigo must have the gift of clairvoyance to have planned this image for this day. (photo Vincent Cornelli)
Stencil artist Indigo must have the gift of clairvoyance to have planned this image for this day. (photo Vincent Cornelli)

Compound that fact with a large pool of knowledgeable photographers who have a thirst for adventure, many of them with skills in other creative trades like fashion, theater, music, video, fine art, and even art history (egad!), and New York’s street art scene has to be one of the best covered and understood scenes today.

A storm in the afternoon drove almost everyone inside for cover. Almost. (photo Vincent Cornelli)
A storm in the afternoon drove almost everyone inside for cover. (photo Vincent Cornelli)

One way to shoot street art of course is to document it; that is to capture it and record it for posterity with an eye toward the historical. Another approach is to contextualize the art in a sociological or cultural milieu, to give it a greater sense of place in the family of man and it’s inter-relationships.

Truthfully, there are about 57 different approaches that I’ll list in that encyclopedia I’ve been working on.

(photo Vincent Cornelli)
(photo Vincent Cornelli)

One street art photographer whose work you may dig is Vincent Cornelli, who shoots with heart and with an artist’s eye.  When you see the image, you also see the composition, the rhythm, and a bit of Vincent.  Here are some of the great shots he got this weekend at the MBP Urban Arts Festival in Bushwick.  Something about them gives you an additional understanding of what the day was like, and what it felt like to be there.

(photo Vincent Cornelli)
(photo Vincent Cornelli)

If you are Facebook, you can see more of Vinny’s pictures from the event HERE.

Evening came and so did the beer and the smiles (photo Vincent Cornelli)
Later that same day… It was NIGHT. Evening came and so did the beer and the warm smiles (photo Vincent Cornelli)

A multi-layered talent, Vincent has a multi-layered site HERE. Thanks to him for contributing his work.

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