Street Art in Marseille France

Colorful street art from the Cours Julien district in Marseille, France by Richard Irwin

Curated by Richard Irwin
September 22, 2014

In 2013, Aminus3 photographer Richard Irwin documented the colorful street art in Marseille, France in the Cours Julien (artists quarter).

Cours Julien, which is up the hill east of the port, is made up of narrow streets around a central plaza full of chic bars and boutiques. At the time, the artwork was everywhere, on walls, doors, street furniture and even the pavement. Many of the artists are well known names within the graffiti community.

Since the photos were taken, the Marseille city authorities have started cleaning up the street art and many of the pieces have possibly disappeared now.

In his own words, Richard says, "I have always been attracted to capturing things which are transitory, and street art definitely falls into that category. I visited Marseille for a few days in spring 2013, and tried to capture images of the street art, of which a small selection was posted on my Aminus3 pages. There was also a street art and skaters festival taking place in the city during my visit, and Marseille was enjoying its year as European capital of culture, so there was an air of art and culture throughout the city. All the images were taken on a Samsung NX1000 which I no longer own, were shot as RAW, and then processed in either Adobe Lightroom, or via ACR and Adobe Photoshop."

You can see more of Richard's photos on his Aminus3 blog.

TOPICS: travel art inspiration

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