Thursday, June 21, 2007

Julian Beever, the greatest sidewalk artist in the world...

... finished his piece for the Charleston (WV) FestivALL today. I was lucky to be able to be there. He's a great guy to talk to and he just works like a madman.

Julian hails from the midlands of Great Britain. Many sources on the Internet say that he lives in Belgium, but Julian informs me that he is now residing in the UK.





When he was finally finished and the light was waning, I was the only professional photographer still hanging around so I was privileged to push the button on his camera (on tripod) to take photos of him in the raft. The public was allowed to jump in the raft and take photos. What a great day at FestivALL! See Julian's web site here. Tom Hindman has more photos.
p.s. No produce blogging tonight... maybe tomorrow.

UPDATE: Welcome Instapundit readers! You can click the photos for larger versions. You can go here to view my main page.
UPDATE2: More Charleston FestivALL photos here.
UPDATE3: CORRECTION... I wrote that Julian resides in Belgium, but he emailed to say that he is now residing in the UK.

12 comments:

Imagesmith said...

My homemade spaghetti & meatballs were worth it. Good seeing ya & I hope you are over me dropping your camera. hehe

Bissage said...

Look, I don't want to be a buzzkill or anything, but those two adults are setting a terrible example for the children.

Where are their helmets? Where are their flotation jackets?

I mean, . . ., after all!

Fun's fun, but SAFETY FIRST!

Rick Lee said...

Ha! That's good. He had oars available to use for your photos... which most people did... but if he had flotation jackets and helmets that would really have been a gas. I'll post the picture of me in the raft later.

DaveG said...

Flotation jackets?? Fer cryin' out loud, there's a gator down there that's gonna get 'em before they could drown!

kenju said...

That guy is amazing!!

Chris James said...

Wow. I'm speechless.

Maisyday said...

I really wish I was going to be in WV this weekend so I could see this in person. Thanks for the great shots!

Tibore said...

"Fun's fun, but SAFETY FIRST!"

Not to mention the fact that they've gotta be overloading that raft.

Just sayin'.

K T Cat said...

Congratulations on the Instalanche! You really deserved it.

Rebecca Burch said...

Awesome shots! Thanks for getting one from the "wrong" side! I hope you don't mind if I share this with my students. This guy's understanding of perspective is amazing!!!

Jackie said...

How fun for everyone - spoofs like this give art such good exposure. I teach and own my own studio and I love it when this sort of thing hits the news!

jackiesart-jackie.blogspot.com

erinmckinley said...

This is amazing...