Since 2013, I have been criss-crossing the streets of my hometown Montreal like a pinball, photographing over 1750 of the city’s painted murals. The project, "The Walls of Montreal", was inspired by my young daughter Talula's fascination with the murals we discovered together on our everyday adventures in our neighbourhood (NDG) and throughout our beloved city.
As part of the project, I created a short 'music photeo’* bringing some of our very favourite murals to life. The captivating song "Homecoming" by Idaho-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Josh Ritter serves as the backbone for the video.
Special thanks to Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band and Darius Zelkha of Zeitgeist Management.
I want to thank all the street artists in Montreal, and the many who have visited our town, who created these magnificent works of art that make our city that much more of a magical place. It’s been fascinating seeing these murals spring to life across the city over the years and really help further beautify the urban landscape.
This photo series and video are my tribute to all these artists and to my town. Thanks for watching and sharing. Please come visit Montreal some time!
For Talula with love.
*What's a 'music photeo'?: http://tinyurl.com/z6gw7sw
Additional Montreal mural resources & maps:
Murals map by Mural (Montreal’s Festival d’art public):
2016 completed murals by Mural festival: http://www.mtlblog.com/2016/06/montreals-17-all-new-murals-you-just-gotta-go-and-see-asap/#
MU MTL: http://www.mumtl.org
Under Pressure International Graffiti Festival: http://underpressure.ca
Ville de Montréal - Murales: http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/murales/
Interactive Montreal Mural map: https://vernl.github.io/p-mtl-murals/
Below is a selection of images from my "Walls of Montreal" project. Click any shot to enlarge: