Regular readers will know that many of my photographs are HDR. But for the “Duke” there is no real advantage in using HDR, especially on a bright sunny day.
So what’s been happening. More artwork has been added, especially on the starboard side which is nearest the dock
The two biggest problems with photographing the artwork is the location of the sun which is directly behind the “Duke” for most of the day and trying to see over the razor wire and foliage attached to the fence. I’m tall so I can generally overcome these obstacles but someone shorter may have a problem.
Anyway, the plan is to transform the ship into the largest open air art gallery in the UK.
As of August 2012, the Latvian graffiti artist “Kiwie” was commissioned to spray-paint a design on the ship. The ship is slowly being covered with graffiti described as “bright and surreal”.
The first phase of the project saw Kiwie and other European graffiti artists paint murals on the ship between August and November 2012,
One of the artworks is a picture of the ship’s first captain, John ‘Jack’ Irwin.
The second phase (starting at the end of March 2013) included the work of British-based artists
such as Snub23, TRIGA, Dan Kitchener and Dale Grimshaw.
I am indebted to Wikipedia for the information about the project to paint the “Duke”. As to which artwork is by which artist and for more information you can visit the Dudug web site
- 52/2013 Week 19 (mikehardisty.wordpress.com)
- Duke of Landcaster – Graffiti Ship (thestarryeye.typepad.com)
- Graffiti turns Abandoned Cruise Liner into Art Gallery (1artistically0insane1.wordpress.com)
- Duke of Lancaster: Abandoned Ship Turned into Graffiti Art Piece in Wales (streetsaresayingthings.com)