Preparing for the Winter Solstice

The antidote to the longest night of a particularly dark year? Lots of color.

From a photoshoot with Bogota, Colombia-based artist Guache, one of Colombia and Latin America’s most respected street muralists. This is a wall of a primary school in in Las Cruces, a marginalized barrio less than ten blocks from Colombia’s main seats of power, but a reality that’s an entire world away. It was a rare treat, a rush really, to watch mystical birds and proud mythical warriors emerge almost instantly from cans of spray paint, like pre-Incan genies let loose from their bottles.

If you missed the post, another ten shots from the two days I spent with him are here. If you’re like me and could use a slash  of color, please check it out.

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For the record: Today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 1,082nd straight, was snapped on 31 July 2015 in Bogota, Colombia.

 

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