Why not inject your next headshot with a little more personality? Change it up just a smidge? With color, you can do just that. The city of Austin is bursting at the seams with color, public art and locations displaying a combination of the two. We hit the town with some talented friends of ours to show off a few places in Austin you can head to the next time you want to update your personal (or your organization's) headshots.
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1. Bumble HQ Exterior Wall
- Near large, yellow garage door and baby blue Volkswagen Beetle (older model)
- Wall faces north
Bumble website: https://bumble.com
2. Native Hostels Mural
- The artist is @jonone_156 on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/jonone_156)
- Wall faces east
- 2-3 additional murals on Native Hostels' exterior walls
Native Hostels website: www.nativehostels.com
3. Sirens Salon Wall
- Colors: lime green, light blue, pink, orange
- Depending on the shot, may need to photoshop protruding pipes near ground
- Easy to access public parking near wall on Medical Parkway
Sirens Salon: www.sirens-salon.com
4. TOMS Storage Barn
- Faces a side street, but it doesn't appear vehicles can park in front of it.
- There's a lock holding the doors together. Consider standing in front of the lock to remove it from view.
- A few feet away from Love Wall by @jgoldcrown (on IG)
5. Target Stairs (on UT campus)
- Adjacent walls are white, painted brick
- Motifs: Triangles and diamonds
- Colors: Black and white
- Will likely want to strategically frame shot to exclude Target signage at top of stairs
6. Ivy Wall
- Also has a wooden wall at location
- Very close to Bumble HQ
- Similar ivy walls can be found in South Austin at Sway (1417 S. 1st. Street, Austin, TX 78704)
7. Meld Coworking space
- Around 10-12ft of the wall (in width) is unobstructed
- Across parking lot from an ice cream shop
MELD Coworking website: www.meldcoworking.com
8. Vida wall (at Mexic-Arte Museum)
UPDATE: this mural has changed!! You snooze, you lose. (9/13/18)
- Mural info: "La Ceremonia" by Los Dxs and Jellyfish Collectivo
- Adjacent to two other colorful walls (one bright yellow, the other multi-colored)
Mexic-Arte Museum website: www.mexic-artemuseum.org
We hope you have fun adding color to your next headshots!
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