Another Take on Time

November 8, 2015

BW photograph of a faded wall advertisement for "Wachter Bros."

Copyright 2015 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

A few years ago, while in the Lower Downtown (known to the locals as “LoDo”) area of Denver, CO, I made a series of photographs of advertisements that had been painted on the sides of buildings.  When that part of Denver was rehabilitated, many of the advertisements were re-painted as well.  That post can be found here:

https://kevinpmick.wordpress.com/2010/06/27/the-wall-dogs-of-lodo/

This form of advertising was once very common across the United States-the photograph that heads this post is from Frederick, MD.  There is an elegance to the fading of the letters that actually would have been lost had it been re-painted.  Using BW processing adds to the impression of age and of an era long ago.

Take care.

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