No, I’m not trying to sell my stuff to my fellow bloggers, but as I always post my new creative adventures, this is just the latest one. As many of you know, the month of October was a unique and exciting adventure as world famous street artist, Banksy, came to New York and essentially did a piece a day all over New York City. It had never been done to that scale before and it was an incredible experience. I was fortunate enough to snap a pic of an NYPD officer taking a picture of a Banksy piece in Red Hook, Brooklyn on October 7th. What made this really special is that Banksy’s team reached out to me for permission to use the photo on Banksy’s official website. I was the only person outside of Banksy and his team, to get their photo on his website. For that reason, a lot of cool people I met this month, encouraged me to do more with the image. And that is what I have finally done. I have opened up an online cafepress shop where I can sell the image on various items including tshirts, stickers, postcards, tumblers, etc. Here is the link to my shop:http://www.cafepress.com/photoprojectsbyjacquelinemhadel and also, here’s a link back to the original image I shared on October 7th on my blog: https://jacquelinemhadel.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/banksy-graffiti-is-officially-legal-today/
I’m constantly experimenting with ways to use my photos to expand my creative expression. I made two t-shirts this month.
I am fortunate enough to have a photo of mine on Banksy’s official NYC residency website, “Better Out Than In.” http://www.banksyny.com/
If you go to his website and scroll down to “October 7th,” you will see my photo of a NYPD officer snapping a photo of Banksy’s stencil and Banksy’s team has credited me for it. I was already planning on making a t-shirt with this picture because I knew it was a one in a million shot and it was by far my favorite photo of all that I’ve taken on this Banksy scavenger hunt so far. Here it is below:
Here are my latest postcards. One is my favorite shot that I already mentioned above. The other one is another depiction of a Banksy piece, “Crazy Horse”:
How I create. Below is my latest journal (a Dingbat from Beirut!) filled to the brim with stickers off the street, as well as all kinds of interview questions that I had for various artists over the past month. In addition, is my handy dandy postcard bag. It carries my pens, postcards, stickers, and stamps so that I always have them on the ready to send out to people: