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Streets Ahead – Visual Diary Article – ‘Vaisakhi’ – By JQ Gaines


We’re delighted to publish in full a Visual Diary article by JQ Gaines’ via our specialist dedicated Backspaces section, see here that compliments JQ’s and Maddy McCoy’s Streets Ahead Column with us.

The concept of Streets Ahead is best expressed in their own words – “This column will provide a platform for discussion on the techniques, aesthetics, and goals that we, as women, bring to this art form. In addition to the weekly showcase, we have set up a dedicated Flickr group –see here. We also plan on featuring bimonthly interviews as well as sharing our own experiences and learning curves in mobile street photography. We will do this through a Visual Diary using the Backspaces app. We are pleased to share that we have a dedicated page in Backspace here.

Take a look at JQ’s ‘Vaisakhi’ Visual Diary article and prepare to be amazed at not only the incredible images but the words too…


JQ's background is in painting and printmaking at the Pratt Institute, she also owned and operated a Books Arts & Textiles Studio in NYC. Three years ago JQ discovered mobile photography and her work has been exhibited in a number of exhibitions around the world. Maddy McCoy is a US Virgina based mobile photographer. she exclusively uses her iPhone to take and edit all of her images. Maddy is an Historian and Genealogist and originally started using her mobile phone to spontaneously capture the historic sites and landscapes that were disappearing due to development.