“My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.” ― Steve Maraboli
I hope my puppy friend found a family.
“Exuberance is beauty.” – William Blake
I love this candid I snapped on Newbury Street of a little girl dancing her heart out to a street performance. I can’t remember the last time I danced in the street (without having 3 martinis prior). I must remedy that! Like the scene in the Trevi fountain in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, these delicious moments are meant to be experienced fully with all of our senses engaged, and with the willingness to live passionately, exuberantly, without a care for might be watching.
Presently on exhibit thru the new year in the Gummy Grime (street photography) Show at the U.G.L.Y. Gallery 246 Union Street Downtown New Bedford. This “new, innovative art gallery, offers a fresh brand of “purpose driven art.” U.G.L.Y gallery designs include hand rendered art for canvas, clothes, and community with a focus on urban contemporary art. Just what does U.G.L.Y stand for? U.Gotta.Love.Yourself.” ♥
The UGLYgallery – Street Art Gallery in New Bedford opened last summer and is my favorite gallery in the city. The art is always fresh, vibrant, and inspired, so I was more than a little flattered when gallery co-owner Jeremiah Hernandez contacted me and asked me to participate in their very first photography exhibition.
“Gummy Grime” is an expo of street-inspired, lens captured work by myself and photographers Maurico Murillo, Jessica Hatter, Kimberly Purcell, Frank Pina, Jamilyn Gordon, Mark, Gleischer, Kris Nordstrom and Michelle McCay. It’s sure to be a great and grimy show. Opening is next Wednesday, November 23rd 6-10pm so please come by to partake in some pre-turkey day art and fun. 246 Union Street Downtown New Bedford.
UGLYgallery U Gotta Love Yourself will be dedicated to bringing you fresh art, artists, and events. Follow along as we lay down the brick and mortar in our hometown and the art world.
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel
“I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.” – Bruce Gilden
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt
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