"POETIC POSTER DECAY"

Monday, April 16, 2018

FESTIVAL OF COLORS


We had heard about the "Festival of Colors" for years, and on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon we headed out to Richmond Hill in Queens to find out more.
     The festival and parade is called the "Phagwah Holi" and it is a celebration of Spring, culture and colors with roots in Hindu mythology. Families and friends gather and the festive atmosphere is contagious with food, laughter, dancing and splashes of color everywhere.


A casual greeting may include a smear of color...



full facial

a celebration for all, including the police


from the top down

a white shirt kinda day...


hulk(ish)

policing

powdering

partying


all photos ©Ken Brown
     

Monday, April 9, 2018

LOUISIANA

            A couple of weeks ago we took a Spring break trip to the lovely state of Louisiana.

Some post Mardi Gras skullduggery in New Orleans

On the riverside in New Orleans

A warehouse mural piece in New Orleans

Gator wall in Nola

Inside mural in the Hey! Cafe, New Orleans

Touching up graft wall Nola

Cajun Cafe in Lafitte, La.

A mud race contestant in New Iberia

I took a walk around the Jefferson Island Spoonbill Reserve and
thought I saw a car tire... until it moved, and a ten foot gator
slipped into the water.

Mardi Gras remnants in New Orleans.

...and finally, the best hand painted sign of the year on the Airline
Highway.

all photos ©Ken Brown

Friday, April 6, 2018

EASTER PARADE

        The unlikely combination of Easter and April Fools seemed to enliven the playful     costume collaborations of this years Easter event.

Davey Mitchel








Headpiece by Heidi Lee

Heidi Lee

all photos ©ken Brown

Monday, March 26, 2018

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

  It was heartening to witness the energy and enthusiasm of so many young people  
tackling a serious issue on a sunny Spring day.
    










ALL PHOTOS ©Ken Brown


           

Monday, March 5, 2018

ART ON THE WAY OUT

  In recent years I have noticed a quantity of art that has been put out in the trash. Of course there are many good reasons for why this occurs, and hopefully, some will survive and find new homes, but I thought that if I document them, it would extend their lives for a brief moment.










all photos ©Ken Brown