How do you see graffitti? Is it art or is it vandalism? Looking at these guys, would you say they are creating or destroying? Enriching the urban fabric or tearing its aesthetics apart with their spraypaint?
I watched them do this for several minutes, admiring how much attention they paid to the smalles details.
It was a street exhibition in Hyehwa, a very popular area in Seoul among young people. Full of musicians, comedians, street performers, dancers etc.
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Furachan (0) 2005-06-27 3:41
Beautiful and exotic departure from your recent "traditional" series, Rafal. It's great to see you branching out in this. The RED of the crouching artist against the BLACK of the guy standing work perfectly with the YELLOW background. Very successful shot! Francis
bantonbuju (51733) 2005-06-27 4:26
hi rafał, dobre - podobaja mi się takie "bold" kolory, tak jak pisze francis - podróż z dalego od dotychczasowego nurtu, brawo, bardzo udana fotografia;
Jaku (6812) 2005-06-27 4:39
Fajnie rozmieściłeś gości w kadrze.
Chyba umówiłeś się z tym w czerwonej koszulce, żeby ją założył - ładnie rozjaśnia zdjęcie i wprowadza ożywienie do fotki.
Luan (12971) 2005-06-27 4:42
I like this yellow, it is a very nice picture with vibrant and contrasted colors..sometimes graffitis are a kind of art.
Paolo (41216) 2005-06-27 5:09
Excellent shot Rafal, full of colors, great pov, perfect light and quality!
AmiBe (6042) 2005-06-27 5:25
I like very much this street scene.
The color of the wall is very nice.
Good sharpness, too.
I like the face on the wall looking at our direction.
Very well done
cobraphil8 (82) 2005-06-27 6:44
Artists in full work, I find that it is very well centred and consisted. A standing, the other one knelt down and then their works are to be shown everywhere.
Des artistes en plein travail, je trouve que cela est trčs bien cadré et composé. Un debout, l'autre agenouillé et puis leurs oeuvres sont ŕ montrer partout.
davido (1982) 2005-06-27 7:23
You please me with this shot :)
I love wall paintings. Although I do not practice, I think it is the art of 'dressing' walls...
Great colours and good compo.
Booz (14343) 2005-06-27 8:10
fajny moment zlapales - a czy moge zaproponowac by jako kontynuacje zaprezentowac w serszym ujeciu cale dzielo?
zig (2456) 2005-06-27 8:20
This shot make me want to go to Korea.
More than the composition here, my eyes were drawn to the colours. It is very very nice.
eco (112) 2005-06-27 8:53
Witam serdecznie imiennika :)
bardzo fajne naturalne foto
dobry kadr - do czego zdążyłeś już przyzwyczaić
no i ta namalowana postać wyszła super
duży plus jak dla mnie - bardzo się podoba
jhm (122458) 2005-06-27 12:34
Answer on you question, yes and no! Graffitti on the just place and with the just means than I find this lovely, perhaps its these two man well artists! I find the man the leftside most beautiful work!
A very good action shot.
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-06-27 15:04
something different ... beautiful and colourful picture. Great shot, Nino.
Graal (88908) 2005-06-27 15:05
dobrze złapane, u nas takie efekty "pracy" jeszcze często spotykane, niestety, często na nowych elewacjach. Dobra ostrość i kolory, nie będę powtarzał po przedmówcach.
hdl (6995) 2005-06-27 15:27
Well most of the time it's vandalism... but not always. There are some real (unknown) artists around. Such as the ones here. Original shot of an artist displaying the creativity of the artists. Very good.
joaoferreira (0) 2005-06-27 19:02
don't think Grafitti is vandalism, but don't like it... hehehe I prefer the buildings and walls in their original way. But your picture is very good! Regards!
oochappan (22043) 2005-06-27 20:53
Very nicely composed with the perfect yellow colored background the standing and the sitting man who pulls all the attention by his red contrasting shirt even the paint on the side is a good detail. Excellent.
kikvel (4784) 2005-06-27 21:53
I like a lot the colors here
They mean much to me, and represent what you wrote at your notes
they are really good painters, I like their job also
huynt (5079) 2005-06-28 1:25
yellow Red Black and symbol wihte. All composition a very nice shot. I like it. Thanks for sharing
kevinos (7349) 2005-06-28 1:39
Yes, wonderful pciture.The relationship between the graffiti and the firguers is exciting. The composition, devided into two parts, whit two matching figures one up and one down, works very well. Regards Kevin
jajko (775) 2005-06-28 2:02
kompozycja przypadla mi do gustu. swietne kolorowe plamy :) no i fajny temat.
bibiweb (8) 2005-06-28 4:52
I think it all depends where graffitti is located: it can either be art or vandalism... Here it seems like it's art as these guys seem to be on a dedicated surface rather than on someone's private property!
I like your shot. It's very colorful!
faubry (35335) 2005-06-28 5:06
cette image me rappelle des artisets ŕ Nice en avril, j'aime beaucoup les voir en pleine inspiration et création, bravo
sandip (3492) 2005-06-28 9:27
i really like your composition here with a great yellow blue wall.I liked the way how u have captured those two painters in this. the red t shirt is really dashing in the yellow bg.nice work.
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-06-28 10:03
Cadrage, composition and colours are magnificent. Congrats.
weswang (18223) 2005-06-28 10:41
Hi Rafal, A very nice photo with great details. from this clearly shot picture, we can tell the layers behind the yellow background, which is a graffiti looking. The drawing on the top is fine piece of art. It is a funny to judge it.
A well seen and a nice capture.
dolin (15647) 2005-06-29 5:37
Waouhhhh perfect shot.
I like these graffers in action on this yellow wall.
Nice position of these 2 guys and perfect sharpness and framing.
Excellent composition !!!
gringofil (0) 2005-06-29 10:25
This is nice. Looking at your portfolio I must say that this one is the best of your images that you have uploaded so far. The compo is simple yet fits nicely into the subject matter displayed here. I like how both of your characters wear the same shirts, but in different colors. The yellow wall makes the shot IMO and is the centerpiece here. Excellent work!
joninchina (163) 2005-06-29 19:12
just thought that i would drop down my two points as well, this shot is great, showing the modern world, fantastic
Luko (13978) 2005-07-05 11:21
Spotless shot, composition and colorwise... I was a bit scared at a point, I thought the painted face with a moustache was Hitler...(though I can't really figure who is painted actually)
Technically, you don't leave anything to nitpick about...
ballyna (1689) 2005-07-11 13:51
a very nice cadrage,and it is never vandalism this way.their colors and your compo are great together.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-07-19 11:32
I came across this photo by looking at the best pictures for the book. What an amazing composition. The photo is divided into two parts, each which could be independant of the other. Its a great idea to have certain walls designated for this use so that they dont go around spraypainting private walls.
Isabelle (9044) 2005-08-09 13:30
excellent, Rafal. I am browsing through your gallery, and let me tell you, it´s amazing how you developed your sense of composition.
excellent colors and textures.
- Copyright: Rafal Prus (jinju) (14265)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-25
- Categories: Daily Life, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): User's Favorites, StrEeT ARt "graffiti" Around the World [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-06-27 3:26
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