I don’t suggest that you go out and make your own graffiti to express yourself, but there are ways for us photographers to capture the art with the tools we have at hand. I’ve taken several graffiti shots, and I found that I enjoy editing them to bring out the colors and capture the mood created by the graffiti. Because of that, I’ve decided to start a graffiti theme in my photo collection. This just means that I’ll be actively and passively seeking opportunities to photograph graffiti.
1. Burning New York covers the latest work of artists from the graffiti capitol of the world.
2. Graffiti World includes the street art and graffiti from various artists and styles all over the world.
3. Wall and Piece just includes the work from the artist, Bansky. He’s not a typical graffiti artist, but he seems to be more about making provocative statements with his artwork. I’ve seen some news pieces on this guy, and what he does is very interesting.
4. Subway Art is a bit retro, covering NYC graffiti from the 70’s and 80’s.