Street artist Ernest Zacharevic is back, and this time he’s teamed up with photographer Martha Cooper to bring her photos of children to life. Though generations apart and working in different mediums, Ernest and Martha decided together that they’d capture the playfulness of kids frolicking around New York City. Over the course of six weeks, the pair selected seven different images from Martha’s collection of work, which spans three decades. It’s fun to see how each of Martha’s original photos spring to life through the eyes of an up and coming street photographer like Ernest Zacharevic.
I personally love “Fence Climbers” which shows a gang of children scaling a concrete wall and a black fence all in the name of fun. Like he does so well, Ernest finds the perfect spot to create his works, as they blend with the environment in a seamless yet eye-popping way.
I also love how Ernest incorporates real life objects into his pieces. Can you spot them? I see a boom box and spray paint, a paintbrush, a part of a stroller, and a toy gun. Do you see any more?