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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.”

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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.”

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… “capiche.”

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?


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78 thoughts on ““Capiche!?”

  1. 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 😀

    • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 !

  5. 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.

  6. 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.”

    • 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. 😉

  7. 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!! 😐

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  9. 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

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