January 11, 2014

Song-ography, the "Brave" edition...

I do like words.  But sometimes, more can be spoken without them...with a visual, an image. It's one of the many reasons I love photography.  It doesn't need words.  It doesn't need to be explained.  It can be as simple as evoking the power of an emotion.  Which often lasts longer and is more powerful than the written word. Two different forms of communication. Images and visuals are probably the more natural of the two.  They came first. After all....you probably picked up a crayon before you picked up a book to read.

"You can be amazing, you can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug.
You can be the outcast, or be the backlash of somebody's lack of love.
Or you can start speaking up, nothing's gonna hurt you the way that words do...

"Say What You Wanna Say"
Brick Lane
London, England

...but I wonder what would happen if you
Say what you wanna say, and let the words fall out.
Honestly, I wanna see you be brave."

-"Brave" (Sara Bareilles)

I will be posting more photos later in the week of visual arts filled Brick Lane, in East London.  


In the spirit of it being January 12th and I STILL have the vast majority of my Christmas decorations up...next week's Song-ography title is...

"The Lazy Song"
Bruno Mars

"The Lazy Song"...hmmmmm...I think I should still be able to stop by everyone's blogs to pay a visit while laying around on my couch.  Hope I don't strain myself tho.

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  1. I totally agree and have often heard that the best photographs need no explanation. This is cool street art, and it is a powerful image. I love how you capture, both in word and in image. You are gifted doubly.

  2. Wonderful shot of a fantastic piece of "street" art! One of the things I've grown to love about blogging is the marriage of photos and words. It's great when shot stands on its own. And words stand alone. And, yet, together....even more powerful!! Thanks again for hosting!!

  3. Very dramatic mural. Nice find.

  4. j'aime beaucoup!
    Merci de tes passages et commentaires sur mes pages!
    Have a nice day!

  5. Amazing and perfect. You are a magnet to artistic jewels for sure.

  6. Where did you take that picture??? It's is amazing.
    Boo Kitty Boo XXX

    1. Hello! I so enjoyed visiting your city! This photo was taken on Brick Lane in East London. I do believe it is right past a brewery of some sort, that divides the street between Bangladesh/Indian fare and the vintage clothing end! You should check it out. It has some amaaaaaaazing street art! I will be posting more later this week :)

  7. Wow - cool shot. I love how you framed it with the street on the left and the building on the right. It adds a sense of place, scale, texture and a pop of color. Another amazing job. Perfect shot for this song! At first I assumed you took this somewhere in Philly - we have so many murals. Apparently we have something in common with East London :) I hope to get to London some day. Your photos are inspiring me to make it sooner rather than later!

  8. Amazing image - as always. You blow me away every week!

  9. wow...what an amazing photo...just perfect for your prompt today!

  10. Sweet piece!! Love street art. Love. Fabulous find. I can't wait to see more.
    I found this song really hard to do, but you have a great interpretation. My mind would never have wandered in this direction.
    Thanks my friend. Happy day.

  11. you really hit the jack pot with this picture, it's just perfect for this weeks song!! when i watched the video, it inspired me in the same direction. and i download this song to my "I" devices.....i adore the song and her beautiful voice!!

    thanks so much kathy, for hosting!! i look forward to this every week!!

  12. Oh wow that is just amazing and so fitting for the song. It certainly makes a statement.

  13. I love Brick Lane in London, best curry!!
    I am so enjoying your photos of your trip to London, one of my favurite places in the world!!!

  14. That fits so well with the song. An amazing example of street art.

  15. Oh that photo is perfect for this song. I have a totally new appreciation for this song now. Thanks for the challenge.

  16. The most perfect image to go with the words of this song. What a brilliant find and I look forward to seeing more of Brick lane


  17. Just found your site and linky through Adrienne. I love the idea and hope I'll be able to join you more often. Your photo of the wall art is awesome!

  18. Wonderful photo, I love this graffiti!

  19. Being an artist I can so relate. Some of the best artwork needs no words. I LOVE the wall photo! Awesome!

  20. Ok am I dense or what? I didn't know you had a Hop on Saturday. I never blog on Sat or Sun. Weekend mentality left over from school and working 9-5 I guess. So but I could join now, huh? My gracious this day is long. I'll hit it up tomorrow. Love your new header, too.

  21. Oh my gosh your photo is perfect for this song. I LOVE it..


  22. So you're the goddess around Sonography! I often see posts around the theme but didn't make the connection... as other OPs have mentioned, you have a wonderful way with words and images! :)

  23. I am so vicariously enjoying London! This is a fabulous shot. I look forward to seeing more of your great photography from your trip.