Graffiti Week : Day 1
Graffiti to me has always meant spray-paint, or other quick-drying paint, on an outdoor surface either with or without permission. Further, I identify it in two forms - 1). tagging - the ugly, easy, usually white, letters or other calling card scrolled on trains and street signs 2). street art - the colorful, thoughful, well executed art done on sides of buildings. Most of my photos this week will center around street art.
I took my bodyguard with me to take some graffiti photos today.
He might not look tough, but you would be shocked at how people are actually afraid of him.
I really did not need him, but he made for a few good photo opportunities.
Every time I drive by this piece I am in awe of how the sun catches the colors, how the texture of the bricks come out about a third of the way down. It looks weathered, but the colors are still so vivid it is hard to believe it is not fresh.
The texture and thought that goes into each curve and each layer is always what surprises me. Of course, tagging is thoughtless, but I hope that these photos show you how graffiti can be art.
...and whoever put this above gets points for height.