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Nelson St, El Mac

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 26 October 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Another of the images I took in Nelson Street in Bristol just before the end of the summer. Nelson St was the site chosen by Bristol City Council to sponsor some of the best street artists to come and take part in the See No Evil project.

This one was painted by El Mac who was born in Los Angeles in 1980 to an engineer and an artist, Mac has been creating and studying art independently since childhood. He was inspired at a young age by classic European painters such as Caravaggio, and Vermeer and Art Nouveau symbolists such as Klimt and Mucha. This was mixed with the more contemporary influences of graffiti and photorealism, as well as as the Chicano & Mexican culture he grew up around.

Canon EOS 500D 1/1000 second F/3.5 ISO 100 18 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

A large painting!

26 Oct 2012 5:16am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is a beautiful and moving image.....because of your choice of the wonderful angle of the building and wall art.

26 Oct 2012 5:16am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Gorgeous and sensitive issue. Beautiful to look at.

26 Oct 2012 5:39am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel immense dessin sur cette facade sueprbe iamge et cpatage.

26 Oct 2012 5:39am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Your POV, Doug, definitely adds to the super painting

26 Oct 2012 6:06am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

I thought yesterday's offering was big but..............

26 Oct 2012 7:12am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Another fabulous wall art.

26 Oct 2012 7:26am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie prise ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

26 Oct 2012 7:49am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

I prefer this one to yesterdays and it does add life to a drab cityscape scene. Maybe i could come round to it. Nice work behind the lens though..

26 Oct 2012 8:27am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Perfect angle to show this beautiful mural at its best!

26 Oct 2012 8:53am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely done on this one. The sky in the windows is the icing on the cake

26 Oct 2012 9:45am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great framing of this superb street mural !

26 Oct 2012 10:21am

Emma G from Canberra, Australia

wow, that's an amazing piece of art.

26 Oct 2012 10:37am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Seems like the artist has combined the profession of his parents into his own stlye and art. Really beautiful image, Doug.

26 Oct 2012 10:39am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

the painting really does have a "New york" feel to it !!

26 Oct 2012 10:44am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Good point ... peering litter ... a good habit of photographers ... Best regards, Adela

26 Oct 2012 10:59am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

That's HUGE, but again, a creative use of a bland, concrete and brick eyesore

26 Oct 2012 11:22am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A wonderful piece of art, and as always I marvel at this ability to paint on a difficult surface.

26 Oct 2012 11:23am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

a very strong frame

26 Oct 2012 11:50am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Magnificent this beautiful mural. A very good framing, the picture is excellent. Great shot.

26 Oct 2012 12:28pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Magnifique cette peinture de rue!! j'aime beaucoup!!

26 Oct 2012 1:17pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Not an easy mural to photograph due to its location and the big tree, but you captured it well. This painting is filled with feeling.

26 Oct 2012 1:21pm

Don from United States

Another fine building mural. Excellent shot and interesting story of the artist.

26 Oct 2012 2:58pm

Dan from Quartz Hill, United States

This is so cool. Keep going Doug

26 Oct 2012 3:34pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Gute Perspektive für dieses schöne Wandbild.

26 Oct 2012 4:32pm

Florence from Paris, France

Interesting and unusual street art. Remarquable in many ways.

26 Oct 2012 6:19pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice & amazing!

26 Oct 2012 6:47pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

We're going to Bristol in the New Year, and thanks to you we'll be making a beeline for Nelson St. Great series Doug .

26 Oct 2012 6:50pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I am impressed at how realistic this wall art is. You have captured it beautifully.

26 Oct 2012 7:02pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i really like this almos photo-realistic style. and once again i must say it does wonders to this superbly ugly building ...

26 Oct 2012 8:50pm

Baldwin from Venezuela

This is really magnificent, much better than yesterdays ... Beautiful shot and excellent POV !!!

26 Oct 2012 9:00pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic art at this large scale; great photo!

26 Oct 2012 9:08pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Nicely captured. I see the influence of the masters in his work. Always appreciate the unchanging dignity of classics.

26 Oct 2012 9:16pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic POV! This is just beautiful and so large! I cannot imagine painting something that big!

26 Oct 2012 11:33pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Will they give a space to the Graffiti painters ? That building belongs in the USSR :0

27 Oct 2012 4:02am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

What a strong and powerful painting. Thanks for the interesting info

27 Oct 2012 4:32am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Love the art and your POV shows it off perfectly

27 Oct 2012 7:43am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Powerful image nicely framed.

27 Oct 2012 4:52pm

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Amazing... I love the "window light"

27 Oct 2012 7:48pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

I'm always amazed at how some people can paint something this big and get it to look normal. Nice shot Doug

28 Oct 2012 2:20am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This livens the place up, nice angle for the shot too.f

28 Oct 2012 10:19am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice one.

28 Oct 2012 7:12pm

This image has been featured in 1 Remix collection.

Street Art by ~~~Ann~~~

Canon EOS 500D
1/1000 second
ISO 100
18 mm