Author Archives: Stephen Kelly

About Stephen Kelly

Hi, I'm Stephen Kelly, a writer, editor, photographer and graphic designer living in beautiful San Francisco, CA, USA. Amongst the things I love are writing, photography, movies, music, fitness, travel, Batman, all things Australian, food and fun, all of which I hope to reflect in this here blog. Welcome aboard ... now let's get busy!

Happy Easter: WTF Edition

When it comes to holidays, I can be subversive; remember my recent Valentine’s Day essay/rant? Well, I’m the same way with Easter. Despite being raised in a Catholic household, it’s a holiday that I’ve never really embraced or celebrated. In fact, … Continue reading

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Ultra-Surrealism: The Digital Art of Andrey Bobir

While doing background research on this week’s featured artist, Andrey Bobir, and his trippy surreal art,  I was a little surprised that I was unable to uncover much on the man, or his interesting photo-realistic technique. What I did discover was … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Near the busy Shibuya Station in Tokyo is this monument to Hachikō, a dog who for years has been an enduring symbol of loyalty and perseverance to the Japanese people, and once you hear his amazing story, you’ll understand why. … Continue reading

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Posted in Animals, Japan, Photography, Stephen Kelly Creative, Stephen Kelly Photography, Tokyo, Weekly Photo Challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Misty

Here in San Francisco, misty is a way of life!

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The Haunting Surrealism of Gabriel Pacheco

Gabriel Pacheco is a Mexican painter and illustrator known for working in the Surreal Visionary style. Born in Mexico City, he began his career as an illustrator when his sister asked him to illustrate a story she had written. Since … Continue reading

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

Mime school is part of the Saturday afternoon street life scene in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza … hey, they gotta learn it somewhere!

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Statues

Statues are everywhere around us, and this week’s Ailsa’s Travel Theme photo challenge gave me an opportunity to revisit some of the many statues I’ve seen in my own travels. Above is the impressive 80-foot (24 m) high concrete and … Continue reading

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Tales of Mystery and Adventure: The Hand Cut Paper Art of Hari and Deepti

This week I’d like to present the stunning, intricate, hand cut paper works by artists Hari & Deepti, who create astonishing scenes using nothing but paper and lights. Originally from India but now based out of Denver, Colorado, each of … Continue reading

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Irish Aye-Yi-Yi! The 2014 San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This past weekend saw the runnin’ of the annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and it truly was a day for the wearin’ of the green, even if you weren’t Irish, or if you didn’t live in San Francisco. … Continue reading

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Posted in Photo Essay, Photo Gallery, Photography, San Francisco, Stephen Kelly Creative, Stephen Kelly Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

The Dystopian Worlds of Steven Tabbutt

I have a sneaking suspicion that the illustrations of this week’s featured artist, Steven Tabbutt, will be polarizing. Some will be attracted and intrigued by his chaotic, dystopian art, while others will be turned off for that exact same reason. … Continue reading

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