Faces of Denver – Michael Elaire!
Michael Elaire is a videographer and photographer who enjoys creating street documentaries. He moved to Denver from Santa Clarita, California but prior to that he had the pleasure of living in Germany for 8 years. “In Germany I fell in love with the four seasons and the Fall colors and I wanted to find a place that had that”.
While looking down 16th Street in Downtown Denver with his camera and tripod in hand he says, “I like storytelling, someone has a story and I give them an outlet to let it out.” His latest project is on Denver’s homeless, “People are homeless for different reasons and I want to find out why and share their story but in an artful way.”
One area he can’t get enough of is Denver’s urban art and graffiti scene especially the CRUSH annual art event which takes place in the RiNo (River North Art District) neighborhood that allows artists from all over the world to paint and showcase their art on designated alley walls. This year the CRUSH event will take place from 11-17 September, if you wish to attend and would like more information you can go to their website at http://coloradocrush.org/. I certainly will be checking out this event and you’ll probably see Michael capturing with his camera all the phenomenal art being created!