[Graffiti Wednesday] I had fun taking pictures of graffiti in Oklahoma City over the last year. I’ve created a desk calendar featuring some of my favorite images. If you’re interested in buying one, they’re sold at-cost for $18.99. Here a few highlights from the year. 1. Connecting with FAME who does graffiti of Jesus. 2. […]
A Beautiful Collection of Graffiti Pictures
Several years ago, I photographed a lot of graffiti. I like to think of it as an act of listening. The writer Brenda Ueland said it's the only way to really love someone. And, graffiti artists need and want to be heard.
So, for a few years I documented their work and listened to what the graff writers and artists in my community had to say. I learned a lot from all that listening and a lot of graff writers wrote to me. They wrote to me more than anybody else ever has. Among the subjects I photographed were:
- Street and guerrilla art
- Sticker bombs
- Wheat pastes
- Cellophane graffiti
I hope you enjoy these posts. What do you hear? By the way, the cellophane graffiti was my favorite. First and last time I ever saw it was in the park that day.
Also, the more I listened, the more I heard. Everywhere I went for a two years, I saw nothing but this special form of street art. When I stopped listening, I stopped seeing it.
[Graffiti Wednesday] I’ve mentioned many times before that I live about four or five blocks from the train tracks. The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad wakes me up every morning. These days, I actually hear it coming before I hear the whistle blow. Occasionally, this still bothers me, but mostly, I’m glad the train […]
[Graffiti Wednesday] Today, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek at one of the greeting card collections, Thunder Graffiti, that will be available in my online print shop, Photos & Generations. It will be a companion site to this blog. Launch is in late August. This first card collection features images of OKC Thunder […]