Exploring the murals on the lanes of Melbourne this one really stood out. The shapes, patterns and colours are amazing. It is (or at least was in March 2023) on the Movida side of Hosier Lane, off Flinders Street. I photographed dozens of the murals various laneways around Melbourne. I can’t share many but I wanted to share this one. I believe this is an ostrich bird’s head. The reflections in its eyes are extremely realistic. Especially considering this was done with spray paints (I’m assuming). On the far left you can see the artists Instagram handle and name of Paintahaha. Sadly their account is private so I don’t have more detail about the name of the mural.
The lane ways of Melbourne are a must see tourist attraction. The street art is constantly evolving as artists add new murals and tags of the walls each day. These pedestrian only roads are often extremely busy with people. I was lucky to capture the above view down Hosier Lane without people in the photograph. There must be dozens if not hundreds of individual artists work featured in this scene. With murals and tags on so many deferent layers it would be impossible to credit the artists. Out of all the many photographs of the laneways of Melbourne this one stood out as a typical scene of what to expect in terms of colours and intensity.
Wondering through the streets of central Christchurch you can’t go far without coming across amazing street art. I Always Knew You Would Come Back (2015) is one of the biggest. Australian artist Numskull’s bold typography brings Hannah Herchenbach’s words to life. The phrase was the winning entry in a competition and speaks of people’s relationship with the inner city. This wall is part of Canterbury College. In the foreground is the 605 Colombo Street car park. Getting the camera lens close to this puddle of water gave the photograph a nice reflection. Which I think is much more interesting than a gravel carpark.
Living as a student in the centre of Manchester for a few years, I discovered many of the best places for graffiti. One of my favourites is New Wakefield Street just behind Oxford Road Station. Each year there is a music and art festival where the murals get replaced. This is what was here in winter 2013. I have seen and photographed many different works of art on this wall over the past ten years. This piece is a collaboration between Low Bros from the Weird, Dulk and Nicolas Barrome.