Saturday, March 10, 2012

Real People



Mouraria, Lisbon

Camilla Watson is a British photographer who fell in love with Lisbon, where she's living for four years. One of her latest projects is to photograph the inhabitants of this very old neighbourhood and print the shots onto the walls of the streets where they live.

31 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the photos, unusual idea JM.

Steffe said...

That is a great idea.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

What an amazing way to honor those people! Your shots of the neighborhood both here and in your previous post are just beautiful.

Kate said...

A creative and highly respective way to honor the neighborhood's citizens. Good for her!!

Have a relaxing and wonderful week-end!

Sylvia K said...

What a great idea and good for her! Terrific capture on your part as well! Thanks for sharing this, JM! Enjoy your evening!

Sylvia

Lowell said...

What a fantastic idea...and I can see that the neighborhood and the people have a lot of "character"! How does one print pictures on the wall like that?

T. Becque said...

Great shots JM! And I love this project, what a fantastic idea. I could see this being done in some of the barrios around Tucson. Gives me ideas...

JM said...

@Lowell: I have no idea, I asked myself the same question when I saw it, but it's so cool!

VP said...

An interesting project and a beautiful realization...

Carolina Tavares said...

Muito interessante este projeto, se as pessoas que estão a ser fotografadas autorizam, é claro.

Ron said...

Wow! This is real street art. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That is such a cool idea, I really like the images.

crocrodyl said...

Great idea! Lovely shots!

cieldequimper said...

I wish I knew how to as well. This is a brilliant idea!

Babzy said...

What a good project ! :)

Art said...

Lovely photography!

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see...and much better than bad spray can graffiti.

Julie said...

I wonder how the people (and their neighbours) feel about this, Jose? I like the style of photograph involved and that she endeavours to colour code them with the walls on which they appear. I guess this is a form of mural, or even street-art.

RedPat said...

I love it! ;-)

Joan Elizabeth said...

I was wondering how they were printed too. Not only are these beautiful and the idea terrific your photos are also a lovely execution to show the artwork in situ to great advantage ... wonderful shots.

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Madge Bloom said...

Love that cobblestone narrow way...

Sharon said...

What a unique project!

Kay said...

Great shots, both yours and Camilla's. I'm also curious how she prints them. I wonder if it's a large scale print transfer, and I wonder how they weather. Have they been up long? And I would suppose that the locals enjoy seeing themselves and their neighbors as wall art?

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a fabulous idea! And your shots are wonderful - as always.

Gunn said...

A unique and brilliant idea!

Cezar and Léia said...

She is a talented photographer, this project is so cool, I like this idea!
*** coincidentemente eu estive pensando nesse tipo de "portraits"essa manha!Giro!
Léia

Sérgio Pontes said...

Ainda ontem andei na Mouraria a fazer photos =)

Abraço

Jack said...

I adore this project! Brilliant in concept, brilliant in execution.

NixBlog said...

Marvellous idea and it really is bringing art tot he people.

Halcyon said...

I like the idea and the photos!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Love the concept; love the images.