Discovering a vintage billboard gem when wandering around Winnipeg is a great delight. Finding a billboard gem on a sweet canvas is greater still.
There are many of these hand-painted advertisements in old Winnipeg. Some are faded beyond legibility. Others, protected from the elements by a neighbouring building or are simply a little newer, are easily identifiable.
I found this one in Winnipeg's Exchange District. I love how the plywood "windows" and teal steel doors add pops to the canvas. I did some tweaking in processing to deepen the etchings and colours, both.
Shooting buildings at a slight angle hides the distortion that is often found in architectural photography - unless you're using a tilt-shift lens which I do not have. The angle can also add an artistic feel, though not always.