Mechanic Loco Steve brings us back to the SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2)—also known as COVID-19—pandemic. According to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, there are 5,594,175 confirmed cases and 350,531 deaths. The number of dead in the United States should surpass 100,000 within a few hours of our 12:04 a.m. PDT posting time.
“Street artist Lionel Stanhope has painted an image of Jan Van Eyck’s red-turbaned Portrait of a Man with a twist—a mask covers his nose and mouth”, Steve says about self-titled “Ladywell Street Art London“. He captured the moment on May 8, 2020, using Nikon D5500. Vitals: f/9, ISO 200, 1/320 sec, 18mm.
“I don’t consider myself to be a very good photographer but have learned some things from observing other Flickr contributors and asking questions”, Steve says about his art. “I think composition is one of my better attributes; I now compose photos better than I used to and this saves time straightening and cropping them later”. Composition is one of two primary reasons the mural takes the week—timeliness is the other.
Steve started his Photostream in March 2009.
Photo Credit: Loco Steve