Was just finding my own way through Seattle recently and I came across a huge grafitti wall. Shooting from the car, I didn't really have time to admire the artwork. But once I saw it on my screen I realized these are sky cities. How cool is that?
Allrightythen, last day for this series. Thank you for those that commented. Hopefully many enjoyed this series. Grafitti fascinates me. Although on the one hand maybe you don't need that much skill to photograph someone else's artwork, there is still the element of composition. I selected this one for today because of the multi-layer aspect to the artwork, and I just love all the textures.
Besides the obvious cool artwork, what attracted me to this scene were the bricks falling out under the first letter. More along that favorite theme of mine obviously. Must be cool to be a grafitti artist?
Seemed appropriate that such wicked grafitti would be set in such a trashed out place. Mostly, this area was quite clean. A few corners where it was pretty bad. This crap could also have washed up here during Hurricane Sandy for all I know.
I selected this one because it fits my theme "nature reclaiming what man creates." This is sort of a double twist where someone built a nice building, and then some grafitti artist "defaced" it. This vine in time will do a number on both creations.
While in NYC, I got to spend a day with good friend Ellery Samuels. We have been on several photography trips together. Ellery is a NYC native, so he sure made a great tour guide.
One of the places we went was Williamsburg, which is close to Queens. This area has a wealth of grafitti art, actually the best I have ever seen. So beginning with today, I'm starting a new series - all about this art form. So if you are a fan, you'll want to stick around.