The pictures currently on display on our stairwell are from a single wall that stretched several hundred yards in the city center of Bratislava. Bratislava is the pedestrian-only cpital of Slovakia set along the Danube River bordering Austria and Hungary. The wall appeared to have been painted by students sometime in the past, but the artist(s) are unknown. Much of the art work was faded and even painted over in places.
A B O U T T H E A R T I S T
Bill Wishner started his career in photography more than 20 years ago focusing on music (jazz). His jazz photographs have been part of multiple exhibits. He was co-editor (with Bill Minor) of the 40th anniversary book for the Monterey Jazz Festival (Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years, Angel City Press, 1997).
Starting in 2012, as a visual hunter, he turned his creative lens on the urban environment in cities around the world. The project, entitled "Art of the City Wall," focused on transformative visual art of urban walls. "Artifacts" (Acuity Press, 2018) is the first publication from this series.
In 2007 he founded "f8 Pasadena Salon," exploring the aesthetics and art of photography. In 2012 he founded and is currently co-director of "Pasadena Photography Arts," dedicated to promoting photography and helping emerging photographers in the Pasadena-East Los Angeles area.