Each year starting in May and rolling into June, the Carlsbad Village coast becomes engulfed with the thick “May Gray” and “June Gloom”. The sky becomes dull and the annual wave of village visitors stare skyward in search for the Sunny North San Diego weather. The sky is not the only congestion noticed each year. [...]
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Jefferson Lights by Bryan Snyder I set up a camera just off the dip on Jefferson in the Carlsbad Village. Through a long exposure setting, I captured each car approach and enter the often surprising declivity followed by the thrashing sound of metal on asphalt . After an hour, and dozens of passing cars, I [...]
click to enlarge photos Whether a scribble on a wall or an elaborate composition of color, shapes and text, visual creativity put in public places without permission has been considered vandalism since the early inception of graffiti dating back decades. Today, artists of all ages have continued to use the urban environment, but the face-covering [...]
click photos to enlarge All photos taken by Snyder Art on September 23, 2012.
click photos to enlarge All photos by Snyder Art
click on photos to enlarge Congratulations Paul on 30 years of creating art in the Village! www.paulhenryfurniture.com
This is why! Photo taken at the Grand Ave. beach access on Aug. 15th, 2012.
It can be a sly way to announce a secret crush. Maybe it’s a harmless retaliation, and others might see a rusty chain-link fence running the perimeter of a yard under the intertwined workings of a thick canopy as an ideal canvas for some midnight shenanigans. Regardless of the reasoning, kids have been sneaking extra [...]
A Carlsbad State Beach Locals flag flies high above the Carlsbad coastline.
Your eyes are never at rest. You are constantly scanning the landscape in search for balance and composition. You pick up on subtle color relationships and anticipate the perfect frame. Months blow in the wind. Years tumble down sleepy village streets. Documented muses pile high and a life time of recorded observations are shared. The [...]
Another sunset surf in Carlsbad highlighted by a green flash. Click to zoom in!
The streets have always been my chosen canvas beginning over a decade ago with the pasting of artwork in the streets due my inability to throw away old pieces. When pieces became outdated, or my studio became cluttered, I would use the streets as a way to avoid the extinction of a single idea much [...]
How many times have you heard someone say “that is a Kodak moment?” It’s that verbal stamp on a visual worth preserving. It captures a moment even the most creative could not make up and it documents an occurrence told in the future multiple times over a cup of coffee, at the dinner table or [...]
To the eye, it looked like the urban landscape had been wiped with a rag dipped in the murky waters of painter’s wash jar. Click HERE for the FULL STORY and PHOTOS!
The sound of Jeff’s leather sandals slapping against the asphalt still echoes loud as I walk the local streets of Carlsbad reminiscing of all day wanders by foot along foreign streets, through dense forest and along breathtaking beaches. While buses sped alongside, trains chugged in the distance and planes roared overhead, Jeff “The Dude” and [...]
Following the solid swell that pounded the San Diego coastline during the beginning of the year, the coastline went silent resulting in many surfers looking for other forms of recreation. Charley Stevens, Eric Geiselhart and friends weren’t going to let the lack of waves keep them out of the water. The mellow winds and flat [...]
5 mushroom clusters, each colored differently in Snyder’s signature drip technique, have been placed in the streets of West Hollywood on, or just off, Melrose and La Brea. Each cluster is a piece of art, but more importantly, they are muses inspiring the creative process. Each cluster posed like a model for professional and amateur [...]
For the 5th straight year Bryan Snyder from Snyder Art and Design has picked his favorite photos from carlsbadcrawl.com and created a local Carlsbad Calendar. Each month includes a creative photo taken of our surrounding village streets. Along with the entertaining photos, each month has been sponsored by a local business, as well as a [...]
James Chute from the North County Times asked if the Carlsbad Music Festival is too cool for Carlsbad. He referenced the legendary artistic debacle of “The Bars” and suggested that the hangover once felt from the public outcry and eventual dismantling of the urban art piece might still be lingering, potentially preventing the coastal community [...]