urban spray

brief : Graffiti Art comes in several forms and is undoubtedly embedded in urban culture, yet many see it as ugly and vandalistic. I personally see it in the same way as those who create it - beautiful and representative of existence - an art form in itself. Graffiti Art, to me, provides a momentous escape from the plethora of advertising and commercialism that usually shapes the images we see whilst in the urban environment. It uses ironic, subversive and aesthetic techniques to create works that communicate social or political commentary or criticism, much in the same way as I use my camera.


Here, the graffiti art, stencils and icons of the street have been fused with the camera to preserve forever something that only temporarily exists in the urban 'art gallery'.


Whilst I cannot lay claim to the artwork itself, no urban exposure would be complete without a representation of the beautiful artwork that exists within it.


This street photography project of graffiti art has been ongoing for a number of years.

influences : Street Graphics - Barry Dawson / Stencil Graffiti - Tristan Manco / Banksy / Obey Propaganda / Adbusters magazine / Street Photography

equipment : This ongoing street photography project has been shot on various film & digital equipment

keywords : street photography, graffiti art, street art, photo, photos, picture, pictures, pic, pics, Banksy, obey propoganda, grafiti, grafitti, graffito, graffiti, urban art, urban photography, street photography, graffiti art



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