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Miek Boltjes

San Rafael, CA

‘Street Art Moments’ presents a selection of photographs – printed on paper, on metal and projected digitally - that feature street art in its environment. Rich in beauty, message and meaning – real or imagined, and expressed by juxtaposition or (re)interpretation -, the photographs are all multi-layered. They capture what I experienced in the moment: what touched or intrigued me, or put a smile on my face. The scenes in the photographs are not staged or digitally manipulated; it is all street photography. For this show I hope to inspire beyond first impressions. For this purpose, the photographs will not only be accompanied by artist descriptions, but also by poems written by Domitille Guilloton and music composed specifically for the photo/poem pairs by Arnaud Hery & Grégoire Leman. We invite you to be part of our creative process and will have headphones available for an immersive experience.

In a nutshell: born and raised in the Netherlands, Sausalito houseboat community resident, career in mediating intrastate conflicts around the world and writing about peace processes, passionate salsa dancer and street photographer. Most influential photography teacher and mentor: Ricardo Barros, with whom I studied in Princeton, NJ.

Fudge that

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Ternura / Tenderness

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Boy Hiding

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California Cruisin'

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It's not about the dog

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Grasshopper Paradise

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Rhapsody in B.A.

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Sign of the Times

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The Kiss

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Shared Shadow

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Entrez Dit-elle / Come In She Says

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This side of the fence

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Live, Love.

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Watching Over Him

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Smoking Gun

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