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So my graffiti week has come to a close. I’ve given you all a glimpse into the beautiful and illegal art form. Now I want to hear or see your favourite pieces of graffiti, from a slogan scribbled on a bathroom door to billboard sized extravaganzas.
For my next few posts I will be going back to my roots, writing.
While my love is of course photography, my other love has always been writing and over the past year it has become a footnote in my life. Writing gave me jobs, gave me a purpose and most of all gave me a freedom incomparable to anything else. I recently surpassed 150 posts and for the next few weeks I’ll be heading back to how I and my blog began.
“Despite what they say graffiti is not the lowest form of art. Although you might have to creep about at night and lie to your mum it’s actually one of the more honest art forms available. There is no elitism of hype, it exhibits on the best walls a town has to offer and nobody is put off by the prices of admissions.” – Banksy
Whose to say what art is? If it doesn’t hang in the Louvre or have tour groups clicking at it, then is it not art?
Away from the queues, the hoards of people and entry fees there lies the beauty of the street. Free beauty, true art.
Graffiti, it divides people, cities and societies, with its often political and cultural anarchism. An army of thousands, graffiti artists constantly re-design the urban landscape.
This week I’ll be showing you a handful of the art created under the cover of darkness and against the law, all over Paris.
Still so very sore.
Yes I did it, I managed to get across the finish line! Proof at the bottom of the post. Thank you so much to everyone who donated. Here is my playlist that kept me running through the rain, contributed by those lovely people that donated and a few of my own handpicked songs.
See if you can guess which ones were mine…
1. Beatles – Here comes the sun
2. Kayne West et al – All of the lights
3. Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the dark
4. The Atomic Fireballs – Man With The Hex (thank you to Noeline Smith, go visit her stunning photography blog)
5. Shaggy – Mr. Bombastic
6. Bruce Springsteen – Born to run
7. Florence and the Machine – No light, no light
8. Tinie Tempah – Written in the stars
9. Alex Clare – Too close
10. Bon Jovi – Living on a prayer
11. Marvin Gay – Ain’t no mountain high enough
12. Leconfield Acoustics (my band!) – Play the last key
13. Bruce Springsteen – Born in the US
14. Florence and the Machine – Shake it out
15. James Morrison – One life
16. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call me maybe (surprisingly helpful)