Reconnecting With Bogota’s Street Art

This was snapped in Bogota through a window of a speeding taxi, so my apologies for the slightly fuzzy focus. I’m nonetheless glad I managed to get this shot because it turned out to be my only opportunity. If anyone knows the artist, please tell.

I’ve spent the past month moving into my new flat, getting organized, settling back into life in Ljubljana after spending a year on the road, and enjoying the company of my parents who were visiting from the U.S. Despite all the boxes, an absolutely great time was had by all.

I’ve got lots to catch up on and finish from my recent three month stay in Colombia; the first project involves Bogota’s rich street art scene, one of the most creative and imaginative in the world. I’ve got about two thousand images to sort through and organize, several artist interviews to transcribe, at least two longer articles and several blog posts to write, and a short book to design. The work begins in earnest tomorrow and I’m really looking forward to it.

I’ve posted several stories and galleries on the street art in the Colombian capital. If you missed them, a few to check out are here, here, here, and here. If you can only choose one, I suggest it be this one, “On the Job With Guache in Barrio Las Cruces”, which features a series of images taken during the two days I spent photographing and getting to know Guache, of of Colombia and Latin America’s most respected street muralists.

And for the record: today’s Pic du Jour, the blog’s 627th straight, was snapped in Bogota, Colombia, on 13 June 2015.

 

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  1. jacquelineobyikocha says

    You get to see the most unusual things?

    1. Bob R says

      I try to keep my eyes wide open. 🙂

      1. jacquelineobyikocha says

        You have a knack for it 🙂

  2. Shellie Troy Anderson says

    Boy, this is such a fascinating subject, and I wish you well on designing your book, that sounds exciting. If you’re interested, here’s a blog post by a young guy that’s about street art in Minsk. https://diaryofzxq.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/street-art-in-minsk/

    1. Bob R says

      Excellent, thanks, will check it out. Looking forward to it as well — largely a labor of love.

  3. ladieswholunchreviews says

    How nice that you got to visit with your parents! I’m sure it’s hard living so far from family — thank goodness for those frequent flyer miles 🙂

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