Untitled (Street in the Rain), 1950s
I love this series of intricate rain painting from Gregory Thielker. These hyperrealistic paintings are just flowing with an eclectic mix of color. Gregory sets the mood perfectly in the first composition. I love the first piece Lowroad, how the rain is just casually gracing the window of what looks to be a car window. The second composition has intense colors, such as dark purple and hints of red. The images are blurred to perfect, you can still recognize the area, anyone with a car at night should immediately recognize this scene. Be sure to check out more of Gregory’s work after the jump.
The art group ‘rAndom International’ have created a ‘rain room’ in the Barbican gallery, they’ve installed an indoor torrential downpour inside which uses 3D tracking cameras to turn individual valves on and off according to where you step. So you can walk, run, jump or dance straight through a monsoon-like downpour indoors without getting the slightest bit wet.
One of our favorite times to shoot is the hours following a rain storm. The average pool of water in the street becomes a canvas for a stunning reflection photo, and the hazy sunlight peeking through the clouds promises some unique lighting!
Haruki Murakami, The Elephant Vanishes