The following guest poet is by Lower East Side-based photographer Ana Candelaria
As I was heading home this past Saturday after three hours of photographing street art on the Lower East Side — with my camera battery down to 10 percent — I unexpectedly ran into an artist whose work was unfamiliar to me. Impressed with what I saw, I introduced myself and found out that I had come upon Thailand-based artist MUEBON. Then the following day, on Sunday, I unexpectedly came upon him at work at JMZ Walls In Bushwick. What were the odds? Call it street art karma!
Pictured above is the artist at work on the Lower East Side. Several more photos I captured this past weekend follow:
Earlier on — on the LES
At work at JMZ Walls in Bushwick
Another character at JMZ Walls