Saw a few photos from this place and knew instantly that I wanted to shoot here.. After talking to a few people and figuring out the location, we packed up our gear and made our way to the 57 ditch...
As soon as we arrived, we knew that we had found a fresh spot. Truckers lined the road and just behind them, about (fifty?) feet back, we could see graff peaking through the heavy brush. We parked further down, under the overpass and gathered our camera gear. After surveying the land and getting a feel for our surroundings, we headed towards a fenced-off area and got a sneak-peak of the amazing scape that awaited us.
We walked around for another few minutes before finding the best way to gain access to the artwork— there was an opening just off to the left of where we had parked. Because it had rained that week, the ground was soppy and slick with mud; we had to be careful as we maneuvered through the thick foliage. But it was worth it. On the other side of the brush, away from the noise of the freeway and the haze caused by the dusty gravel, was a magnificent view. Everything we had expected and more.
We started underneath this little bridge and followed a creek to the right. Walls were dripping with work— both great and shotty, both old and new. After exploring the area and taking in all the sight had to offer, we got to flicking. Five hours later we came away with around 800 photos: some pretty dope individual shots as well as some sick panoramas. Another afternoon well-spent.
Each Panoramic print is a culmination of ten to forty photos –depending on the shot- threaded together using traditional methods as well as the latest in digital photograph technology. The photos are then printed on Fuji photo paper with a Lustre coat, combining the shine and the feel of a gloss print with the durability of a matte finish. Embossing the print and placing it in our custom-made wood frame adds the final touches.
Anyone out there can take a picture with their phone, but A.G.N.T.S. brings you art from the eye.