18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Picture of a Painting of a Painter

A traveling companion snaps a photo of a street painting that fascinated him in Quito, Ecuador in early 2019. The image he focused on was done in a style that I've seen in the work of Stephen Hansen, whose work incorporates the artist as part of the image itself, often done as a paroady of famous paintings. In this case, though, no famous painting as a backdrop, just a whimsical street mural.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Quito, Ecuador
Camera: NIKON D5500
Copyright: © ralph blessing