Revisiting Brooklyn to shoot some Street Art

I haven’t been able to spend as much time scouting Brooklyn for interesting street art, but I recently had an afternoon to shoot a few dozen photos.


Check out my most recent update at Street Art Brooklyn.

Below, you can also check out my interactive Google Map for the project to see the spots where all the photos were taken.


Late night with la bella luna.

On June 23, 2013, our moon was not only at its fullest, but also passed the Earth at the closest point in its elliptical orbit around our planet.

And I couldn’t sleep.

(Click on each image to see them larger.)

June 23, 2013, Bedminster, NJ - Photo by Damian Biniek

June 23, 2013, Bedminster, NJ – Photo by Damian Biniek

June 23, 2013, Bedminster, NJ - Photo by Damian Biniek

June 23, 2013, Bedminster, NJ – Photo by Damian Biniek

Street Art Brooklyn

By Damian Biniek

In addition to my morning music blog, I’ve started a new project for street art found in the Brooklyn, NY area.

I’ve had no hand in creating the works shown on the site. I just take the pictures. Check out the map below!

Street Art Brooklyn

Created via Google Maps. Images hosted on Flickr.

Click on camera icons to see individual photos based on their location.

Zoom in to areas to see multiple pictures taken there.

Occupying myself

Danielle Gauvin

Danielle Gauvin

Occupying myself

Danielle Gauvin found some peace within the community of Occupy Maine in Portland, ME. For Danielle, Occupy wasn’t just a political action, it helped her to make some connections and work beyond the mental health issues the she felt limited her all her life.

I completed this piece in May of 2012 at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.  It combines archival footage shot on location at Occupy Maine by Danielle Gauvin, some diary videos shot by her at home, and audio, video, and photography stills which I captured during my many visits with her.

Maisie Crow was my instructor in Multimedia Storytelling.

Here on Earth – Documentary in a Day project

Helene Fortier is the church organist at St. Joseph's Church in Biddeford, Maine

Helene Fortier is the church organist at St. Joseph's Church in Biddeford, Maine

On February 25, 2012, Adriana Widdoes and I went to the Saco-Biddeford area of Maine to shoot and record an audio slideshow in one day’s time.

Adriana is a student in the Writing track at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and I’m currently here studying Radio. This project required us to work together for our collective Multimedia Storytelling class under the direction of our teacher Maisie Crow, a Salt alum.

Maisie asked us to use the project as an opportunity to go beyond our track classes and work toward developing our other multimedia skills. Adriana guided the course of the audio interview, while I worked on getting some ambient audio and shooting stills of the location, but we traded off periodically.

We had the next month to workshop our project and edit it together. We produced several rough cuts and received and offered feedback amongst the other members of our Multimedia Storytelling class.

Last night, we were hosted by the Engine art gallery in Biddeford, ME who welcomed all of our subjects and the community to come and watch our final presentations.

I want to thank our subject, Helene Fortier, and the communities of Saco and Biddeford for working with us to make the project so successful.

These pieces will eventually be shared on the blog for Down East magazine. They have a special page for work produced by Salt students under Salt Stories.

Here on Earth

Produced by Adriana Widdoes and Damian Biniek

Helene Fortier is the Music Director for Good Shepherd Parish in the Saco-Biddeford area of Maine.

The Donnie Farrell Project –

Donald “Donnie” Farrell III was attacked on October 27, 2007 at Rowan University’s Glassboro campus. After leaving the local XPress Mart convenience store, Donnie’s assailant, who had interacted with him just moments prior, approached the university sophomore from behind and struck him in the neck, damaging his vertebral artery. He died from his injuries the next day. The assailant was never identified.

Prof. Amy Z. Quinn taught our Investigative Journalism class which focused on Donnie Farrell, his life, and the subsequent investigation. I produced two articles thus far as part of the project.

Four years after Donnie Farrell’s murder, will a cold case heat up?

‘Smoke from A.C.’: Profiling a Killer