The Road Is Life

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Honoring Ignacio Echeverria

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The Road Is Life wants to take a moment to honor the fallen hero Ignacio Echeverria.  Ignacio is a skateboarder from Spain who gave his life to help others in the recent London terror attack.  Ignacio was riding by on his bicycle with skateboard on his back.  He saw the men attacking a women, Ignacio got of his bike and began to use his skateboard to protect the her.  He was stabbed and ended up a victim of the attack.  Skateboarding is a worldwide community and it's not taken lightly when tragedy strikes.  As a traveling skateboarder you can go to any city in the world and immediately connect with others, leaving with new friends.  Many have paid respects to Ignacio.  His homeland of Spain bestowed upon him it's highest civil merit award - the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit.  Rest easy and thank you.

Artists They Drift

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Netanya, Israel

Netanya, Israel

What is “They Drift” and how did it come about?

They Drift is a summary of what we are. 2 creative minds, far from home, roaming aimlessly painting anything and creating a home through our artworks.

You do so many things what is your favorite medium to work in and does it change often.

Aerosol. It's been a tool we have constantly used since our youth, and allows us to work in wide range of scale and surfaces.

Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

How has travel played into your artwork?

We are constantly inspired by our travels. You may be able to notice in our artwork when we are influenced by different places. Even the slightest pattern or color palette change can capture us and be reflected in our work.

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

What are some of your favorite places you have been able to visit through your artwork?

Mediterranean coast was an amazing experience. A ton of historical artworks, and a lot of places to be painted.

What are the benefits to traveling for an artist?

Meeting other great artists. By painting murals in various cities, it's as if we've left a giant postcard in  our favorite places.

Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

What would you say to up and coming artists trying to make their mark on the world?

Follow your passion.

If you could go to any place right now to paint, where would it be and why?

Provide the opportunity. You name the place. We will paint it.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

Out of this world!

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Recently we discovered a link to some of the Nasa Images from space.  Upon investigation there was a trove of images that are open to the public and available to view or download on their website.  

Typing in Earth in the search bar brought up 25,374 images.  When are we going to be able to get out there and start taking photos like these.  Here are a couple we pulled out to share.  If your into space or images you will never be able to capture go to the Nasa Image Site.  It's difficult to believe these are real and not a scene from Star Wars.  Space is the next frontier.

Mars with it's moons

Jupiter's Red Spot

The surface of Mars, taken by a surface rover

Latitude Podcast

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Podcasts are great for driving, working and just about any free time you have.  Latitude is a podcast hosted by Brian McGuckin and Brent Bergherm where they talk about travel, photography, and taking epic photos on the road.

It's part of the Improve Photography series of podcasts.  They offer photography podcasts on many different subjects from Landscapes to Portraits and this is the newest Travel Based Podcast.

Look for the Latitude Podcast on iTunes or where ever you download your podcasts.

Enjoy 

Evan Hecox: The Long Way

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“The Long Way” is a short documentary portrait of artist Evan Hecox filmed in the desolate back roads and remote beauty of New Mexico and southern Colorado. We meander past desert landscapes, Taos Earthships, The Rio Grande Gorge, lonesome church ruins and Dennis Hopper's grave as Evan experiences the worlds that inhabit his work. This film was produced in conjunction with an exhibit on view at Joshua Liner Gallery February 9 to March 11.

Humans of New York

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One of our favorite blogs to check out is Humans of New York.  Photographer Brandon Stanton had a goal of taking pictures of 10,000 different people on the streets of New York City.  Brandon began interviewing his subjects along the way and the project began to take off.  It's Brandon's ability to connect with his subjects in such a deep fashion and tell their story in a few sentences that made his project magic.  Humans of New York has a blog, Facebook, Instagram, a physical book and we're sure more to come.

Brandon is currently in South American taking portraits in the streets and getting people to open up about their lives.  It's worth your time to take a look.

Been App

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Keep track of countries and US states that you have visited. The app visualizes the visited countries both as a list, along with a ratio for each continent, and as a world map. The list is synced across devices using iCloud. The map can be shared on social networks, such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, using the standard iOS sharing functionality.

Check out in iTunes here.

Twin Peaks

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What do you know about Twin Peaks? 2017 is brining new episodes of the original TV series from 1990 to be aired on Showtime in May.  The show has a huge cult falling around the world.  Much of Twin Peaks was filmed in North Bend, Washington and in smaller cities throughout the state.  There are still landmarks you can visit and every year there is the annual Twin Peaks Festival.  

Twin Peaks Fan Site

Twin Peaks Travel Locations

Twin Peaks Festival

 

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