Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Finding other murals, street art, etc.

A friend just sent me one of those emailed collections of photos... you've probably gotten some of them in your own inbox from time to time. This one was of amazing street art. I thought of some things that other art lovers (like you!) might want to know:
  • Most of those email photo collections don't give credit to the original photographer(s) or the artists. So I searched the Internet to try to find a website with the same photos. I found a page on Street Art Utopia, 106 of the most beloved Street Art Photos – Year 2010. It's a fun site... you can find more photos around that site. You can also search the Internet for [ mural ] or [ street art ], etc. One place I found right away was a Tucson Street Art page.
  • Google has a reverse image search where you can show Google a photo and it will look around the Internet for similar photos. (There are other services, but I know Google's best.) To use it, go to and, in the search box in the middle of the screen, click the little camera icon at the right side. Then Google will ask you to either upload a photo from your computer or to give the location of a photo that's already on the Internet. (If the photo you want to search for comes from an email message, first save that photo file onto your desktop -- or to any place on your computer -- then upload it to Google.)
Happy hunting!

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