Art Prize is held around September every year in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It’s an art competition with a massive number of participants from around the world. Their works are displayed throughout the whole downtown area. I mean, they are literally Everywhere! On the side of the road, at the river front, in the park, in a hotel lobby, inside a coffee shop… It’s one of the rare occasions that the streets of Grand Rapids transform into the streets of Manhattan. As a matter of fact, there are so many people that you’ll want to use a 35mm lens instead of 50mm. Every year I try to find time to document human activities and interesting sights in these crowded streets (but not so much the artworks). Here are this year’s observations contained on silver halide.
Took this on the highway on my way downtown, look carefully inside the golf kart.
Turning into downtown and I found this license plate.
I do not recall the name of the instrument, but I remember he said maybe it was invented ten years or so ago. It makes beautiful sound.
There are a few of these guys there.
They welcomed all different forms of art.
Looking at life downstairs from the Balcony in Devos.
Art prize also attracted a lot of random street performers. Here is a very talented and young street performer.
Who probably makes more money than I do.
A bridge, on top of a bridge. Even I didn’t get that idea.
And they multiplied.
One of kids favourite activity of the day, running / rolling down the hill.
Battling the duck.
Some art pieces are interactive.
And require golf clubs.
People of all ages watching.
The most interesting frame of the series. The ladder is part of art prize. Something about Zen is what I remembered in the description.
This one just works.
He was quite funny. Improvising songs. singing about whoever was walking by him.
Peddling a vehicle while drinking, to bar hop, what an idea. FYI the have to pedal like crazy to get it to move, it was quite funny.
I found words of wisdom on the side of the road.
Leaving town, a very stylish pose from the police officer directing traffic.
- Leica M2
- Summicron DR 50 f2
- Kodak Tri X 400
- Kodak XTOL 1+2 Rotary
Jump to People of Art Prize in 2012,and 2010.