I’m pleased that Sunday, September 15th, the RU+A participatory and urban art event will happen here in Porto. The ugly metal shutters that make the street landscape after stores close will be illustrated by fine local artists. There will be visual arts and woodworking workshops for children and the old alike. There will be live music and deejays and street theatre. And there will be beverages, including beer.
Even though the online fundraising fell a bit short, the gals got lucky as a plethora of sponsors came around to help the event happen. Now RU+A only needs a public. If you’re around Porto next Sunday, come spend the afternoon in the area between Rua de Cedofeita and Pr. Carlos Alberto. Help them make this event a success!
This is worth reposting as there’s only one week to go on the Indiegogo fundraiser:
RU+A (Facebook link) is a project that aims to qualify a run-down area at the center of Porto by inviting local visual artists to paint the area stores’ metal shutters in an event that will be taking place September 15th. There’s also going to be some live music in the street, a graffiti workshop and more — even possibly a barbecue.
Friends, Joana and the RU+A gals need to provide all the materials (paint, brushes & etc.) and all the permits for that event to happen. They’ve set up this fundraiser for both private and small-business sponsors. Perks include, besides a shout-out / some advertising for you, unique traditional portuguese ceramic tiles painted and signed by one of the artists. If you can, please help them out! Time is running out!
Last week I helped Joana shoot this video presentation for the Indiegogo fundraiser for RU+A (Facebook link), a project that aims to qualify a run-down area at the center of Porto by inviting local visual artists (a call for proposals is currently in effect) to paint the area stores’ metal shutters in an event that will be taking place September the 15th.
Friends, Joana and the RU+A gals need to provide all the materials (paint, brushes, & etc.) and get all the permits for that event to happen. They’ve set up this fundraiser for both private and small-business sponsors. Perks include, besides a shout-out / some advertising for you, unique traditional portuguese ceramic tiles painted and signed by one of the artists. If you can, please help them out!
I think these first pictures taken with the 25mm Snapshot Skopar lens really show what the Voigtlander Bessa-L business is all about, even though I have to sharpen my scale focusing skills.
I was given a roll of old ORWO NP-20 film to try it. The film was probably long expired so most of its exposure latitude was gone and the results were a bit too grainy for 80 ISO (more like 800 actually). I liked using it, but I can't wait to load the camera with some Ilford Delta once I develop the color film I'm currently trying.
After a few years of relative distance, in 2012 I went again on a camera-collecting spree. Recently I got an Asahi/Pentax Spotmatic SP from the 1960s, along with an East German 50mm Carl Zeiss clone which might be the best lens I've got (testing on my DSLR suggests so!). I exposed a couple of rolls in it, and I sure liked the results.
Here are a few photos taken around Rem Koolhaas' concert hall. These are somewhat touristy, but what the hell — I like them. Nostalgia for the years of public money spent on lavish construction projects?
Taken with my Voigtlander Bessa-L and an adapted Tamron 28mm lens that makes the camera look quite badass.
My mind was somewhere else at the end of the roll of so I briefly opened the camera before rewinding, ruining some of the exposures. Oops, my bad. Anyway, when I took the film to the lab I specifically requested that they digitize every single exposure, no matter how awful it looked. And as (unfortunately) expected, they instead decided to curate my own photos for me, so I had to digitize some of the damage I found interesting (examples one and two) using my own terrible flatbed scanner. Next time I'll take my business elsewhere.