When I explore with my camera I really have no idea what I am looking for. But when I see it, I recognize it. Here are 20 photos, taken with an open mind from a recent trip to Europe.
Innsbruck, Austria: At first glance I see street art. Then I notice I have been fooled by advertising masquerading as street art. Still, I like it.
Innsbruck, Austria: On a dingy railway underpass I am impressed by this abstract composed of ripped posters and graffiti. Certainly beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
A huge poster – the spirit of Innsbruck…
…and the setting for it…
Verona, Italy: A very small car takes my fancy.
Desenzano, Italy: Sorry, Sandro Botticelli, I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this.
Desenzano, Italy: An Aussie on an Italian street. (Actually it’s Matthew.)
Desenzano, Italy: I am moved by this piece of prose pasted on the outside of a church wall.
Desenzano, Italy: A roasting hot Sunday, an art stall in the local markets. I would like to think the cyclist is looking at the art however she is studying her phone. (Yes, this is out of focus on purpose.)
On a wall in some small Italian town (I’ve forgotten where) – a piece of street art captures my eye. HMV.
Geneva, Switzerland: An eye-catching window display employing the use of the complementary colours of yellow and violet.
Geneva, Switzerland: Looking into the window of a Caran d’Ache boutique. Divine!
Geneva, Switzerland: Juxtaposition of shapes and textures on a wall.
Geneva, Switzerland: Warning – (curious) guard dog.
Chamonix Mont Blanc, French alps: a rook jumps from his perch into nothingness. Air and snow.
Chamonix Mont Blanc, France: Soft toys on display and soft dogs to lure you in.
Furkapass, Switzerland: Motoring sedately on a Sunday afternoon.
Approaching Munich, Germany: Shapes as we flash by on the autobahn while listening to “Autobahn” by Kraftwerk playing on the car stereo. (Fantastic!)
Freising, Germany: a haunting image on a signpost.
Freising, Germany: I don’t know what this says but I am drawn to it anyway.
I search out images when I walk with my camera. When I find them, I make them my own. Some will become drawings. Finders keepers.