I have a fascination with Graffiti. In Sweden, my second country, it is forbidden. I can understand why people and authorities gets pissed off when youngsters are tagging the whole city around. However there is a great difference with taggs and Graffiti. Graffiti is an art form, which depending on the sourrandings fits extremelly well within an urban setting. It is a pity that the dialog at least in Sweden is closed in this matter. I started a project several years ago. The idea was to shot graffitis as most of them after a time are getting covered with a new one. Unfortunatelly my old pictures (not digital ones)are in an attic somewhere in the deep forests of Smaland, Sweden. In Asmara graffitis do not exist and as far as I am concern I have never seen this art form in those African countries I have visited.
I am posting this one which I took in Brighton last year while I am processing my newly taken pictures from Italy. I feel as well to sort of change the style of published pictures, I thought that sharing this urban artwork with you would be a good begining.
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dareco (17134) 2007-09-12 6:20
I'm amazed by grafitti as well. Your picture shows very well the vibrant colors. A very good capture. TFS.
mirarer (4751) 2007-09-12 6:31
A mi también me gustan los graffiti. En cuanto a la prohibición parece ser bastante común y se va extendiendo. Acabo de poner una foto de un graffitero en la web y he añadido en la nota la normativa de la ciudad de Vancouver para la gestión de los graffiti. Puedes echarle un vistazo, sin compromiso.
scroller (3441) 2007-09-12 12:01
Still waiting for your vaccation photos from Italy ;)
Meanwhile I enjoy this quiet spectacular photo showing the art of today. Colours and light are just right and a very dood pov.
happypoppeye (4819) 2007-09-12 12:41
Nice shot Rolando. Great color and excellent composition. A very original shot considering your portfolio. A very intriging style change also!!! A great note to explain the photo also. Really nice and a surprising shot to see in your gallery.
On another note. A new beginning, but your previous posts were also very interesting and artistic. So say a new era, with a new camera, but still posting older shots with the older camera...
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-09-16 9:05
Hola Rolando, yes this is great i love that shot ... i'm a lover of those graffiti and when they are beautiful like that it has more effect on my eyes than a painting .. but these are paintings ! I have a theme on grafitis if you wanna see some others.
Shame there is nothing to give the size and placement of this grafiti, perhaps including somebody or even a can would have helped.