Geōgraphiká - The "Poetry in Light" Magazine | Graphiti | Splash Dove
Taken 18-Mar-13
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Dimensions3437 x 2292
Original file size3.76 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken18-Mar-13 14:36
Shooting Conditions

Camera makePanasonic
Camera modelDMC-LX5
Focal length5.1 mm
Focal length (35mm)24 mm
Max lens aperturef/2
Exposure1/500 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 80
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom0x
Splash Dove

Splash Dove

Artist name undecipherable. This graphiti appears to be tolerated as it is on an occupied building and I judge could not have been completed quickly. I'm sure it isn't commissioned art, mostly because the signature appears to be a gang sign. I think that it is the work of one artist with a lovingly and painstakingly rendered dove, then be-spattered in almost Jason Pollack style with colorful spatters that adorn the sidewalk unintentionally. I almost discarded this image because in taking it using a wide-angle lens, I terrifically distorted by avoiding a palm tree that was in the way of a straight-on square capture. That palm tree shadows the image. Much of that distortion was removed in post with what is left complementing the distortion of the subject.

I see this as an image depicting good and bad together, with beauty defacing property and the subject, conventional in quality, itself defaced. Notice the graffito looking on from the left. It can be found on Washington Blvd west of National Blvd in Culver City, CA.