We’re counting down the last 12 days of 2012 with Street Art photos chosen by BSA readers. Each one was nominated because it has special meaning to a reader or is simply a great photograph from 2012 that they think is great. Our sincere thanks to everyone who shared their favorite images.
Our third entry comes from Canadian photographer Andre Pace, who has shot 3,800 photos over the last 6 years, mostly cataloguing Montreal and Quebec based Street Art. Andre is a sincerely dedicated photographer to capture this much work since the scene is very dispersed and difficult to catch, “Please remember this is not NY or LA or London where street art is everywhere,” he tells you while describing the long trips he takes just to capture a few good shots.
Here Andre talks about his favorite photo of Street Art from 2012 -“This photo was taken in Sherbrooke, Quebec on a cold January morning in 2012. There is an old train yard in Sherbrooke and once a month I drive 100 miles to get there there from Montreal trying to catch a Labrona or an OTHER train piece. I know that these 2 great Montreal Street Artists will trek all the way over there just to do a piece on a train – it’s their favourite medium. On this day I felt very lucky and I finally got a shot of a very rare Labrona piece on a train,” Mr. Pace says.
The big sticking points for most people were Number 2, which a lot of people guessed was Os Gemeos, and Number 4 which some thought was Neckface or Royce Bannon.
But don’t feel bad if you didn’t get them all – nobody did. Our winner is Sandrine from Montreal, Quebec, who was the first person to guess 7 out of 8 correctly (she guessed #4 was Neckface). Congratulations to Sandrine and your original and signed piece from Chris of Robots Will Kill will be in the mail Monday!
Thanks everybody who participated. We’ll have another contest soon!
Yo homey, still doing a Snoopy dance on the subway this morning because your favorite Street Art blog was up on HuffingtonPost.com yesterday. Arianna Huffington is one of the few straightforward truthtellers in a storm of darkness year after year, and this is like when it is your turn at Double Dutch and Malcolm McLaren happens to be walking up your block. Okay, big difference is I don’t wear striped red disco shorts and grew up on a farm upstate and never heard of Brownsville or Buffalo Girls till “Duck Rock” came out —but otherwise it’s totally the same yo.