19 January 2016

Little things I should have said and done

Before and after, or why you should always take a pic when you see something interesting.
Regent's Canal, Hackney, London, 16th June, 2015 and 19th January, 2016
The Very Understanding Girlfriend, who is a much greater aficionado of all things both street and art than I am, has a motto, "Always photograph street art when you see it as the next time you pass by it may be gone". This motto applies to many things in life, like that one time you totally pulled off the Lenny Kravitz blanket scarf look but no-one thought to capture the moment for posterity (thanks a lot, guys), but mostly to street art.

There's a piece by Conor Harrington over the Regent's Canal, part of his fencer series. For years you could see it as you passed by on the train to Stansted airport (the one they laughingly refer to as "express"), and I finally saw it in the flesh, so-to-speak, en route to a Dan Deacon gig in the Oval Space last summer. 

Or rather I should say, there was a piece by Conor Harrington over the Regent's Canal, as when I passed by this afternoon I noticed the whole wall seems to have had a council-style make-over, with a disapproving commentator later adding their own remarks.

Belly indeed.

Sadly I never took the time to photograph the piece properly while it was there, and so I only have a few cameraphone pics.

The Very Understanding Girlfriend just stands and shakes her head at me.

Detail of the Conor Harrington piece, his is the one that's not a carrot.
Regent's Canal, Hackney, London, 16th June, 2015

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