City Paint Phoenix 4 – behind the Barrio Cafe

The images from this next installment of City Paint Phoenix are from my first tour of the city with the intent of documenting its street art.  I made them on August 10 of 2014…and if you notice that the angle and the lighting are a bit off, or awkward, or could simply be better, do note that I began shooting at 9:15 in the morning and, while the sun was clearly up and above the horizon, it had not yet made it up above this building, so I was not able to stand far enough away to make straight-on images, as the sun would have been shining directly into the camera.  At any rate, here’s what I found.  This mural is located on the back and west facing side of the Barrio Cafe, among other shops, at the address of 2814 N 16th Street.  The Barrio Cafe has its own bit of artwork, so I will feature all of that in another post.

The first three images are looking north along the building…and the gallery that follows includes photos taken while walking back toward the south.

Calle 16 mural complete


Calle 16 mural center to left


Called 16 mural left

Remember that you can click on any image in the gallery to be taken to the slide show that presents each image in a larger format.

If you’d like to see a photo series of the mural actually being composed, click on this link to Calle 16 Mural Project’s Facebook page and scroll down to entries dated 12/30/2012.  It’s rather fascinating seeing it all come together.  And…if you’d like to see more posts on street art and graffiti in both Phoenix and Salt Lake City, you can scroll to the bottom of this page and click on Street Art – Graffiti under the Categories widget.

10 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Lifesfatefulway's Blog and commented:

    January 17, 2015 at 8:10 pm

  2. Love the rich, detailed images that just seem to scream life.

    January 17, 2015 at 9:09 pm

  3. When I lived in Phoenix I remember some of the buildings having paintings on the side of them. But I believe this is some of the most awesome art work I have seen in a while. Scott thank you so much for sharing and I will reblog this for all to see.

    January 18, 2015 at 9:04 am

  4. Amazing, as always!

    January 18, 2015 at 11:02 am

  5. Particularly love the hummingbirds! I have a soft spot for them.

    January 18, 2015 at 4:21 pm

  6. LB

    I think the photos are great … no worries, in my opinion, about the angles. The colors used in these street are images are so vivid, and the talent of the artists, obvious

    January 18, 2015 at 6:26 pm

  7. What a huge panoramic artwork this is. I actually like the diagonal compositions at the top of the post – they give a clearer idea of the scale of it, compared with a head-on shot

    January 19, 2015 at 11:36 am

  8. I love good graffiti and enjoyed seeing your photos. Thank you for bringing a smile to my day 🙂

    January 20, 2015 at 4:18 pm

  9. hummingbird is very special

    February 3, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    • They’re quite common out here…so nice to see them featured at this size.

      February 3, 2015 at 7:09 pm

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