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Lonely work | by theqspeaks
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Lonely work

I was driving past a church on my way home during the blue hour, and I saw a someone on a scaffold painting a mural by the glow of a single work lamp. It was the first time in nearly half year that I had been inspired to take photos, so when I got home, I quickly grabbed my gear and doubled back.


Upon my arrival, I asked if it was alright if I shot him and his colleague as they worked. Charles was fine with it, asking if I was with a paper. I said I was just an amateur, and he asked that I give him my card before I left. As we all went about our business, the two artists had a MacBook playing some smooth mid-90's hip-hop--2Pac and Biggie and the like. Good music to work to, and it took me back to my youth out West.


After working the scene for a good 40 minutes, I came back up to talk to him. Turns out, the Holy Rosary Italian Catholic Church commissioned a large mural to celebrate their 100th anniversary. I guess they originally approached a more expensive artist who ultimately recommended Charles instead. From what I could see, I think the church ultimately made the right pick, as the mural is looking great.

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Taken on April 15, 2013