Let’s be frank. Sometimes, hunting for wild art is awful. I wasn’t a photographer my trade but I’ve been out on many a wild art hunt with my photographer friends and the endless driving and walking and hoping is enough to drive anyone insane.
But sometimes the universe aligns itself and wild art just appears.
Here’s one from the Houston Chronicle from 1979. They recently shared this on their FB page. Even after 36 years, the image is still haunting. This was shot during the film era. No digital here folks.
From the Chronicle’s website:
Timothy Bullard was a Houston Chronicle photographer when he took the photo near Rice University on North Boulevard, arguably the city’s most beautiful street to this day. Tim was driving a Chronicle-issue vehicle, trolling for odd images that could run in the newspaper as stand-alone story-telling items. He shot only one frame of the woman.
Sometimes, wild art is about getting lucky. But sometimes, it’s about opening up and telling a story, even if it’s not the one you’re expecting to tell. Check out some more old school photos here.