As a follow-up to my recent post on graffiti and New York City’s High Line, I thought it appropriate to do a little exploration of the state of graffiti in my own city. These photographs were shot during a few hours of an overcast, drizzly Sunday in Southeast and Northwest Portland. Some pieces are more significant than others, in the context of their art. However, I believe it all to be collectively significant in telling the story–even the visibly painted over. Let the photos speak:
Audrey-ismAll in the world is relative, open to interpretation, very subjective - and individual perceptions are based on the clouded and deluded lenses through which we see.
"All writers have massive egos—if they didn't they wouldn't seek jobs encouraging them to broadcast their every mundane observation to the world—and very few are good at hiding this unflattering side of their personalities."
-Chuck Thompson [a writer after my own heart]
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These are great shots! 🙂