Documenting Change @ RE-aRT

Change Studies at KD’s Backyard Gardens

There is a curiosity-inspiring little community growing in the fenced-in yard next to 11th St.’s Victory Grill.  Between that historic venue and the nearby trailer eateries which buffer old East 11th from the monstrously modern new orange-balconied development, is Kenny Dorham’s backyard, a fantastic place to take in some blues or soul music, tend to some plots, or to have a healthy garden-to-plate meal with kind new friends.

I made a post on the Austin Time Exchange Network a few months back, offering my services as a photographer to do a time-lapse sequence of a project or place.  Kesten Broughton, proprietor of SunFarmKitchens, a (partially) solar-powered food trailer, has been spearheading the community garden projects and hosting Fambly Dinner once a week, and he took me up on the offer.  So far I have been out there 3 times, and it has been a good learning experience for me to observe the changes and try and figure out the best way to capture it on camera.  Some of the work-in-progress below:

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sunflowers, 5/7/12

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sunflowers, 5/16/12

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sunflowers, 6/21/12

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center garden, 5/7/12

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center garden, 5/16/12

 

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center garden, 6/21/12

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haybed, 5/7/12

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haybed, 5/16/12

 

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haybed-turned-food, 6/21/12

 

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mural side, 5/7/12

 

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mural side, 5/16/12

 

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mural side, 6/21/12

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This last time I was there, there was a lot of stuff growing all around, so I have a lot of extra pictures which do not show an evolution. See those and more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/70127061@N07/sets/

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