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Published: February 25th 2013
Street art ... love it? hate it? on the fence? Well for the record I love it and hunt out good graffiti wherever I travel. It will always pop up on my blogs as a taste of the social, political or just artistic expression in the places where I go. Hunting it down is almost an obsession and I often stop on walks just to capture a little bit of this art form. Whether you are a lover or a hater, you have to admire the skill and often audacity that has these pieces popping up all over. For the record ... tagging is rubbish!
One of the joys of living in London is having so much of the stuff just hanging around. You don't have to look far around Hackney, Shoreditch and Brick Lane to gain an immersion introduction to the latest street art. As quick as they are removed, vandalised or covered a new one pops up. From week to week you see new works popping up everywhere.
Having a good friend in town gave me an excuse to take the camera and record what the streets had to offer. First a night out in central london/SOHO
the area where she introduced me to my first Invader, now sadly gone, and then a round about Sunday wander to the Columbia Road Flower Market through Hackney and Shoreditch.
The streets and alleyways are littered with artwork by local and international artists and you start to recognise and have your favourites. I can't go past a ROA giant mural, maybe it's the size (mahoosive), maybe its the animal subject matter, but it's definately an appreciation of his skill. Still on the list ... a Banksy in the wild.
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