This next shot might not be an example of outdoor advertising art but it is an automobile respected as a work of art. As I passed Coleman Auto Uphostry on Shephard I noticed this bright red Mercury convertalbe in the bay. I had to go back and do a photograph. I had Coleman replace the headliner in the Buick several months ago and at that time they had a bright red 1953 Mercury that they were upholstering. I didn't see the grill on this one but it is somewhere between 1948 and 1951 or 2 I would think.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Urban Bicycle Gallery
I was able to sneak away this morning for an hour. I knew I wouldn’t have time to make it to the East Side to continue working on the outdoor advertising art so I went to another favorite The Heights. I had only planned on taking along the tape recorder and making notes of found locations but I came across Urban Bicycle Gallery and couldn’t resist. The light was very flat because of the overcast but hopefully I can go back under better conditions. Tom Wurth, the owner, is the artist with bicycle parts. I am not thrilled with any of the photographs. They do not do the pieces justice so I really need to redo them using a tripod. I'm going to have to quit parking across the street from where I am shooting. That white Buick stands out like a sore thumb.