Up until a couple of months ago I had no idea that Birmingham had any street art at all…Now I’m finding that there is enough amazing stuff out there to even be able to theme posts.
On a different note I am amazed at how transient this stuff can be…A piece I photographed a few weeks ago has simply ceased to be…Gone without a trace…Though it was probably technically criminal to put it there in the first place I find I’m inclined to be sympathetic to the idea that it was criminal to remove it…But..to be fair, it wasn’t my wall it was painted on..
Still, I’m glad I shot it…Though it would never really occur to me to photograph paintings hanging in a gallery, (I’d rather go back to see them again), shooting street art seems to have a certain justification.
Photographing these pieces seems, to me, to have a certain justification…….but I think maybe I’m missing the point.
I’m reminded of an old guy I watched in a park in Beijing. He was writing characters on stone using a long brush dipped in water….Characters that were disappearing even before the phrase was finished………………….
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