Urban Art in Kingston Ontario
A collection of graffiti and shadows in a one block radius
by Sharon Wilkinson
On Saturday, 24 April 2010 myself, along with some of the members of the Kingston Photographic Club attended a scavenger hunt in a one block radius with renowned Canadian Photographer Richard Martin.
The block involved, incorporated Clergy, Brock, Montreal and Princess Streets in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
The members were encouraged to see a photograph in everything they saw and to incorporate the existing light and shadows in the photographs they took.
This is what I saw.
The photographer's profits from the sale of this book will be donated to The United Way that supports the local charities in Kingston, Ontario to give back to those who may have created these urban art works.
Sharon currently lives in Kingston, Ontario with her husband Mike of 25 years after having grown up in Ottawa, Ontario. She has five children, ten grandchidren and a minature pinscher. She is a retired Administration Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces. She is a certified Municipal Manager holding the CMM III distinction and has a background in Public Administration through Ryerson University and St. Lawrence College. Sharon has completed three levels of Creative Photography at St. Lawrence College and went on to take two further levels privately with the instructor with some fellow classmates. She won the Peoples Choice Award in 2008 for an entry with the Kingston Photographic Club. Sharon has had several successful photography shows with a group of four other fellow photographers known locally as the group XCeption. You can view more of Sharon's work on her flickr site at www.flickr.com/photos/gangie