MOST PHOTOGRAPHERS HAVE A FETISH FOR GRAFFITI

I HAVE TO ADMIT --- I AM NO DIFFERENT.

I DON'T MEAN THE ITALIAN STYLE GRAFFITI FOR EXAMPLE THAT ON THE WHOLE IS JUST MINDLESS SCRAWL, BUT THE "ART" THAT ADORNS MANY CITIES WALLS AND DOORWAYS THAT REQUIRES SKILL AND PLANNING.

WHILE ON A RECENT ASSIGNMENT IN NEW YORK I WAS TAKEN ABACK BY THE QUALITY, QUANTITY (AND OFTEN HUMOUR) OF THE FASCINATING STREET ART THAT ADORNS EVERY CORNER OF THIS FRENETIC CITY.

WHAT I DID NOTICE WHILE WALKING THE STREET CAPTURING IMAGES FOR MY BOOK COVER ASSIGNMENT WAS THAT A LARGE PORTION OF THE GRAFFITI IN NEW YORK CITY IS ACTUALLY NOT GRAFFITI AT ALL. QUITE OFTEN IT IS PRINTED ARTWORK PASTED ONTO WALLS AND THEN WORKED ON BY THE "ARTIST".

A DIFFERENT STYLE MAYBE BUT JUST AS EFFECTIVE.

THERE ALSO SEEMS TO BE AN ACCEPTANCE OF ITS PLACE WITHIN THE CITY

MANY PIECES OF WHICH ACTUALLY LOOKED COMMISSIONED

HERE IS A SMALL PORTION OF WHAT I CAPTURED ON MY TRAVELS in typical Dave wall photo style ---- A COLLECTION OF WORK THAT I AM SURE WILL JUST KEEP ON GROWING !

 

Enjoy

 

 

 

 


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