Photos of young hitchhikers and freight train hoppers by Mike Brodie
In 2004, when Mike Brodie was only 17 years old, he hopped trains with this weathered group of youngsters armed with a camera in order to document their exhilarating existence on the roofs of freight trains and on the banks of the railroads.
Since 2002, Brodie has covered more than 50,000 miles and visited 46 US states on over 170 different freight trains. The photography started in 2004 after Brodie found a neglected Polaroid camera hidden behind a friend’s carseat. Once Polaroid film was discontinued, Brodie switched to 35mm film and a more traditional camera and these images are the result.
Thiago Rocha Pitta, artist.
Thiago Rocha Pitta grows in the historic town of Tiradentes and moved as a teenager, to the mountain town of Petropolis in Rio de Janeiro. Goes to live in Rio in 1999 when studying arts at UFRJ, not finishing the course. In addition to studying philosophy and aesthetics in free courses. In 2004 he was awarded the prize CNI SESI Marcantonio Vilaca. He joined the 5 th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, RS, 2005. Come exhibiting his work in several cities in the world.
Begins to show its work in 2001, with interventions outdoors. From the beginning his work seeking an intimate relationship with nature. You could say that in their work nature is a kind of co-author. This is evident in works such as Homage to William Turner, a video from a small boat on fire, or in the mirror / platform built on a cliff, where the public is invited to walk on the reflection of the sky.The artist also has a large production of paintings and watercolors, always looking for poetic language states the matter and its mutations.
To answer the question “How can a city control its Street Art?” Let’s look at an analogy in a different field: wildfires. In wild areas in Spain, the government adopts a zero-tolerance policy. However, the forest ecosystem depends on fires for its well-being. To attempt to suppress forest fires allows vegetation to grow unchecked, so in the dry summer months, the smallest ground fires can quickly spread to the canopy, where it becomes an unstoppable inferno. The right policy is to provoke controlled fires which allows for appropriate stratification, that is, layering of the woods so that a ground fire stays a ground fire. If a zero-tolerance policy is adopted towards Street Art, undeveloped tagging will go on the increase. Professional artists will move to other countries. Unrest, especially among the budding Street artists, will grow.
Gliding lizard, like a tiny dragon.
Recently I’ve come across this really really super awesome activity called geocaching. It’s basically like a giant treasure hunt, people hide caches all around the world, and then give out the exact latitude and longitude of the cache. Some only containing log books where you write your name and…