Times They Are A Changing Giant Bob Dylan Mural Minneapolis

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Times They Are A Changing Giant Bob Dylan Mural Minneapolis

Finding the Giant Bob Dylan Mural Minneapolis:  Apparently it took Bob Dylan quite a while too to acknowledge the fact that he had won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for Literature.  Frankly that seems to fit perfectly into his personality.  He doesn’t seem to care much what other people think.  I personally think that’s a great trait of an artist.  If you’re constantly worried about what all the critics think, you’ll never be able to create new unique art.

Times They Are A Changing Giant Bob Dylan Mural Minneapolis

Times They Are A Changing Giant Bob Dylan Mural Minneapolis – Younger Years

 

Giant Bob Dylan Mural Minneapolis

Why does this all matter you ask? Well, I work in downtown Minneapolis and I frequently go out for walks at lunchtime, at least while the weather is nice.  I go out exploring for interesting things to photograph.  One thing that seems to capture my attention regularly is the giant Bob Dylan mural at the corner of 5th and Hennepin in downtown Minneapolis.  This amazing work of art is the brainchild and creation of the brilliant Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra. His murals can be found in many of the greatest cities around the world (Check out some of Eduardo’s work at his website here ). It’s truly a wonder to see that we are blessed with such a work of art here in Minneapolis.

Times They Are A Changing Giant Bob Dylan Mural Minneapolis

Times They Are A Changing Giant Bob Dylan Mural Minneapolis – Middle Years

So in the typical fashion of my photography, I often times have to see a subject many times and I think about it over and over again. I view it at different angles and different perspectives.  I do it at different times of the day to try to determine when the best light is for the subject.  Then finally I go out and attempt to capture the subject in an interesting way.

Times They Are A Changing Giant Bob Dylan Mural Minneapolis

Times They Are A Changing Giant Bob Dylan Mural Minneapolis – The Statesman

For the Bob Dylan mural I decided to capture it in multiple different ways. I wanted to capture the grand scale of it and put it in perspective of the cityscape and the skyline. But I also wanted to zoom in and show the incredible details of the piece.  So I realized it was going to take several trips to the location and a significant amount of time to capture the work of art appropriately.

Do Anything To Get The Shot

There is one particular story of an afternoon that I have to share.  For this particular job that I had in mind, I wanted to get a large view of the mural but I wanted to be above the cars in the parking lot.  In the parking lot there are several of those vertical parking poles that create a barrier between two rows of parking.  There about 3 or 4 feet tall.  I decided to climb up on one to give me a better perspective.  Wow you are up on top of one of these polls you are standing on a surface that is about six inches. So I was going to have to be pretty darn careful.

Times They Are A Changing Giant Bob Dylan Mural MinneapolisTimes They Are A Changing Giant Bob Dylan Mural Minneapolis – Do Anything To Get The Shot

I managed to line up the shot and started shooting.  All of a sudden, I lost my balance I slipped backwards falling through the air and landed on the hood of a Volvo SUV.  Thank God I did not dent anything other than my pride. I did leave a nice outline of a human form in the dust on the hood of the car.  Another fine example of the photographer will do anything to get the shot.

In the shots before the fall, I did indeed manage to get the shot I was looking for.  Friends, if you haven’t managed to see this mural in person yet, I highly recommend that you take the time to go view it in person.  It really is that stunning of a work of art.  You will feel like you are in New York City of some other world famous place.

Times They Are A Changing Giant Bob Dylan Mural Minneapolis

Times They Are A Changing Giant Bob Dylan Mural Minneapolis

Conclusion

Maybe we’ll have to start a worldwide tour to see and photograph all the works of Eduardo Kobra.  Oh what a great idea for the next travel Adventure!  We will see if we can make this happen.

And until next time, get out and capture the adventure!

 

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