Monday, October 4, 2010

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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...and whoever put this above gets points for height.

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3 comments:

Maddie said...

Oh, you don't know who Roni K is?? My favorite is the black with the blue line running down it, just beautiful! I want it for my wall!

Abby Evans Photography said...

You want mine for the wall or Roni Ks? I will happily print mine for you! : ) I don't know who that is, but I will look it up!

Abby Evans Photography said...

Okay...maybe I'm a little dim, I see now that the last photos says "RoniK"