RJFC says farewell to Mons.

After spending more than five years in Mons, Belgium, and discovering my love for collage and street art there, I’ve moved back to my native Florida. But before leaving, I took some time to post a few pieces of artwork in my beloved temporary home.

PX-608s

First up is a collaged Polaroid picture from my Picturecrossing series.

picturecrossing No.608
A virtually blank shot (of a wall near Santa Croce in Florence, Italy) , so I collaged it with trash and found objects.

CAMERA: 1st Edition White Freitag Model 2 SX-70
FILM: Impossible Project PX100 Silver Shade (5/2010)
DATE SHOT: 12/31/11
DATE COLLAGED: 11/5/14

LEFT: PX No.608 was left in Mons, Belgium on 11/6/14 on the back of a street sign at the Rue d’ Havré entrance of the Grand Place. This is right near the wonderful Café “Le Pain Quotidien” which you can see near the top right. We spent countless hours (and Euros) there with friends and great food. You can even see part of one of my last receipts from there in this collage where it says: “Thank You Goodbye.”

See more of my Picturecrossings at: www.picturecrossing.com

or some blog entries at http://picturecrossing.blogspot.com/

Next up is one from my sticker series.

RJFC Sticker # 53 was completed on 11/5/14 using found trash on a rectangular label. Like all three collages in this listing, it was done while sitting in our hotel room at the Ibis Hotel near the train station in Mons, Belgium. We stayed there for about a week after we moved out of our house on Rue de la Tour Auberon and waited for our flight back to America.

It was left the next day, 11/6/14 on a boarded-up building at 9 Rue de la Clef in Mons, Belgium. This building, with the supposed head of Saint John over the doorway, had been boarded up when we arrived in 2009 and was still the same when we left in 2014. It was always a place where street art and posters would stay up for a while.

The last item is Relationship LXXXVI ~ “Disposable Silencers”

This, my 87th “relationship” collage, was completed 11/5/2014 using trash from the streets, on a used DVD.

It was left the next day, 11/6/14 on the window of an old bookshop on Rue de la Houssière near the train station in Mons, Belgium. This building had also been closed the entire time we lived in Mons and often had some good art posted there.

So, that’s my farewell to Mons. Thanks for all the memories. Hope to see you again sometime.

~ Adieu.

PX No.540 (left in Savannah, Georgia, USA)

picturecrossing No.540 (SX No.453) Another virtually blank shot. It was very hard to keep these pictures covered in the freezing wind so I got several blank or obscured shots. You could barely make out some lines and people walking in the back of this picture shot at the Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin, so I drew on it and collaged with trash and found objects.

CAMERA: Polaroid SX-70 Alpha 1 SE – c.1978
FILM: Impossible Project PX600 Silver Shade (box #430 11052010)
This pack had an odd “#32” printed on the back as if they were actually using old Polaroid backing materials.
DATE SHOT:12/30/2010
DATE COLLAGED:10/2012

LEFT:PX No.540 was left in Savannah, Georgia, USA on 11/13/2012 at the Greyhound Bus station near West Youmans Street, (which seemed to be under renovation) just below a red fire alarm. (see photo below) I left it there while transferring busses on my 8-hour ride from Jacksonville to Atlanta.

see where it was left in Savannah, Georgia:
PX No.540 (left in Savannah)

See more of my Picturecrossings at: www.picturecrossing.com

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PX No.566 left in Ghent

PX No.566 by LANCEPHOTO
PX No.566, a photo by LANCEPHOTO on Flickr.

picturecrossing No.566 (SX No.480) Originally a shot showing a mannequin head in a window at a house on Sloterkade in Amsterdam, Nederland. – I drew on it and collaged with trash and found objects.

CAMERA: Polaroid SX-70 Alpha 1 SE – c.1978
FILM: Impossible Project PX600 Silver Shade Black Frame (box #44017022011)
DATE:5/22/2011
SCANNER:HP Scanjet G4050

LEFT:PX No.566 was left in Ghent, Belgium on 10/28/2012 on the “MoMa gravestone” of artist Leo Copers’ – Museum Graveyard in Citadel Park. (see photo below)

See more of my Left Polaroids at: www.picturecrossing.com

see where it was left in Ghent:
PX No.566 (left in Ghent)

LC No.154

LC No.154 by LANCEPHOTO
LC No.154, a photo by LANCEPHOTO on Flickr.

LC No.154 – This was a blank shot from a pack malfunction so I made a collage on it using trash and found objects. – See more of my Polaroids at www.picturecrossing.com
this piece is currently available

CAMERA: Polaroid Land Camera Automatic 100 – c.1964
FILM: Fuji FP3000 BSS (expired 8/2011)
DATE SHOT: 9/22/11
DATE COLLAGED: 10/2012
SCANNER:HP Scanjet G4050

X No.23

X No.23 by LANCEPHOTO
X No.23, a photo by LANCEPHOTO on Flickr.

X No.23 – This was another “lava effect” shot from a pack of film that was found in a Sun 660 camera I bought in Atlanta. The film had likely been in the camera for decades but I wasn’t going to waste the 5 shots left in the pack. I collaged this one using trash & found objects.
This piece is currently available.

See more of my Polaroid work at: www.picturecrossing.com

CAMERA: Polaroid Sun 660 (not this one but same model)
FILM: Polaroid 600 (very expired)
DATE SHOT:7/14/2011
DATE COLLAGED:10//2012
SCANNER:HP Scanjet G4050