Sydney July – August 2015 (4 photos)
Young Man: “I don’t know what to do, Godfather.”
Godfather: “Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than government. It is almost the equal of family. Never forget that.”
“… don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.”
Godfather: “Accidents don’t happen to people who take accidents as a personal insult.”
“I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse.”
The above street art is entitled “Eye contact” by the artist, Capiche. It was painted at the invitation of the home owner.
Over at the Weekly Photo Challenge, the topic this week is Half Light where we are asked to share a photograph/s inspired by a poem, verse, story, or song lyric. Alternatively, we can capture the beauty of morning or evening half-light in our corner of the globe. Guess what my perspective on this topic is. Actually, it’s what I almost always do, isn’t it?
78 thoughts on ““Capiche!?””
Oh my God! I did not see that coming 😆 Awesoome!
The unexpected twist – part of every good story. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Totally agree! 🙂
I’m listening the Godfather’s music ? Great series.
Thank you very much. I hear it, too. 🙂
I love this series of shots, and how the ending turned out. In the last photo, love how his finger is pointing outwards as if someone got away from him very fast after having a go at him 😀
Thanks. The dramatic twist makes for a surprising finish, just like in the movies. 🙂 I actually walked past them twice to get the two shots.
Walked past twice? And they didn’t suspect a thing. You got the skills this year, Dragon 🙂
It would have been more skilful to stand there for 5 minutes and still not be noticed. That’s the next level. 🙂
This certainly looks more like Italy
Yes, the background setting does help.
Love the narrative you did for these photos. Street art is so amazing and I’m getting to see more and more of it throughout the world via blogs.
Thank you. There are some incredible artists and street art around. Yet often this work is transient by its very nature, gone in a few months to be replaced by something else. I enjoy photographing what I can.
This is brilliant. And what an amazing piece of artwork. I was driving around Melbourne on the weekend and noticed some old homes covered in graffiti and I thought how cool it would be to own a little house and have a street artist paint it for me.
Thank you. Your comment is interesting. I was in Melbourne a few weeks ago and spent some time photographing the laneways art for which Melbourne is renowned.
But last year, one local council in Sydney had a program whereby local residents and businesses could offer their properties to be painted and the council would match them to selected artists. Then over a few weekends, they offered public tours of the new artworks and meetings with the artists. The house painted by Capiche was one of those properties involved.
That’s such a great idea.
Doesn’t work in all areas but it definitely works in the Newtown area.
Wow! This is terrific! What fun.
Thank you. 🙂
So the title of your post reminds me of my dad. He spent 25 years working with his Italian buddies in a furniture factory. As a result, he spoke Spanish, Italian and English. He often would end a word of correction or instruction with: “Capiche?!?!” Great captures! Remember, leave the camera, take the cannoli.
Thanks. That’s funny. I guess he had to learn Italian working with them. Then it just becomes second nature. I like my cannoli filled with chocolate, capiche?
Grazie. Vi auguro una buona giornata. 🙂
Hahaha. The expressions in all of the shots are priceless.
Priceless and perfect. 🙂
Thank you very much, Lisa. I was smiling when I was putting this one together. 🙂
buona sera e arivederci
Perfect narration for your series of wonderful street art photos! Capiche? 😉
Capiche. Grazie. 🙂 🙂 🙂
So cinematic! Leave the gun, take the cannoli. 🙂
LOL. There’s a lot of material in that franchise to tap into.
Brilliant, just brilliant, Dragon! 🙂
Thank you so much, Amy. And thanks for keeping your language clean this time 🙂 🙂 🙂
You just HAVE to bring it up, don’t ya!! 😁😅😊
You! Of all people. I almost collapsed. 😉
Then, I may use it another time, don’t mind to get arrested 😆😎
I’m calling the FBI now. 😉
Arrivederci e grazie…
Grazie mille. 🙂
Gosh, I’d like to see that Eye Contact mural for real. I would not be expecting it all. People must stop all the time and stare … presumably that’s the intention !
It’s right at a 3 way roundabout. Maybe drivers are more cautious as they’ll feel like they are being watched. 🙂 It’s an attention getter.
Amazing art work and on a 3 way round about, could be very distracting!!! The expression of the guy with the nose job is classic, “I owe you one, capiche!!!” Perfect capture.
Distracting and perhaps daunting, if you hadn’t seen it before.
Yes, the man with a nose job looks like he is planning revenge on someone. 🙂
I wouldn’t like to be that someone!!!
That’s why you need The Family. 🙂
Thank you for this! I literally smiled all the way through. Gorgeous images and such a good read too 🙂
Glad you enjoyed it. Thank you. 🙂
I was disheartened that there was no comment with the last photo, something along the lines of… “And after the incident with the meat slicer–James Notto was forever known as Jimmy The Nose.”
But that’s the room left for your imagination to work. your line would be suitable for a Gary Larson comic. Well done.
I have to say you put a smile on my face 🙂
You and me both. Thank you.
Clever! Busting to know what Amy said .. Lol great piece of street art. Wish I could take pics of people .. Always feel like I’m imposing
Thanks, Julie. I think of it as observing, not imposing. But it can be difficult to get started.
Who would have thought that Amy was so potty mouthed. It was quite a shock to my system. I’m still recovering. 😉
You are a master of the genre, woody dragon, capiche 🙂
Thank you so much, Ken. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Wow, the art on the end of that house….those eyes!!! Looks wonderful with the tree draping over it too. Kind of a house with real personality!
And that poor man’s nose…ouch!! 😐
It’s an amazing face, isn’t it. So life like. and perfect on that house.
The nose – one of the most sensitive parts of the body. I feel for him.
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Thank you, Patti.
it started with “kapiche” and ended with “kapow” 😀
Thankfully, not my nose. 🙂
Nailed it! Again 🙂 🙂 Now, I wonder what I can have on the gable end of our house…?
Thanks, Jo. Yes, I’ve wondered what I would choose if I were to attempt this.
I love that Capiche mural. I saw it recently and it has had a a dark black line painted across the bridge of the nose….kind of like the fellow in the last picture.
PS – my partner is Italian and I get ‘capiche’ said to me a lot on board
I hope the added line doesn’t detract from the artwork. Beautiful work like this should be respected.
You must be sick of hearing that word. Funny, though. 🙂
I agree that a work like this should be respected. I wonder what caused someone to deface it ?!?!. Still – it remains as a gorgeous work in spite of the defamation
I guess street art is transient by its very nature. Good to hear its still looking good.
This is amazing street art, and your photographs and captions as well.
Thank you very much. The story just “flowed” naturally. 🙂