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.
Here is a glimpse into my blog post that I will be posting early September (put it in your diaries now) after I have been to my last Olympic event. How could a blogger from the UK, who loves sports not write about our Olympics!
Until then I will be running a series on the street art of Paris so please make sure you have subscribed so you don’t miss out on a single one!
My week of people watching comes to a close with a hint about my next set of photographs that will be coming your way soon….
Thank you to everyone, you really got in the spirit of the series. I will be updating the posts with what I think are the best guesses and a link to their blog on Thursday, so keep your guesses coming in!
So the question to end the week, is he trying too hard to act cool?
Chillbrook: “I think he’s had too many Heineken. She’s tackling him about his drink problem and not getting through… she’s a little fed up about it all but she cares for him so she will continue to try and reason with him.”
We are reaching the final day of the encouraged people watching, so keep those comments coming in!
What does everyone think about this couple? Are they a couple, family, is she his carer or something else…?
Let your imaginations loose.
renxkyoko: “He just got out of the hospital (from a heart attack), and daughter (the middle child) and the old man (her father) are taking a walk (as exercise), and in the pic, she’s asking “would you like to rest, dad, there’s a bench.”"