Do I feel lucky?

I cannot recall ever visiting a place as covered in graffiti as I encountered while travelling through Athens last week. Barely a single surface in the city has been spared the spray can and while the overwhelming majority of jottings extend to little more than tags, anarchist slogans and profanity, there is without doubt a whole stack talented artists producing street…

I was not designed to make you laugh

In a recent post I discussed wanting to make a change to my life and, sure enough , I went and took the plunge. I no longer work with VICE News (the three hour daily commute was steadily eroding my will to live), but have instead taken a post with the BBC. Since I was…

Never use a long word where a short one will do.

When I first started photographing the street art around London two years ago, I had no idea that I would amass such a huge collection of pictures and artifacts – If I was one for overblown hyperbole, I’d almost describe it as pantagruelian (but I’m not, so I won’t). I have nearly used three quarters…

A Kind of Compulsion

When I started photographing the street-art around London (particularly in Camden Town) I had no idea that I would be so busy at it. It’s a labour of love and I’m frequently impressed by the level of creativity shown by the artists. These new pieces by Autone1, Reb.MWC, DRT and Trust Icon have appeared almost…

Festive Street Art

The paint had barely dried on this striking new mural in Stucley Place when I snapped a picture of it this morning. The work is by the Lost Souls group (more specifically SiMitchell, SPzero76 and Squirl) who some readers may remember had a piece in this spot earlier this year. I actually caught the group…

All Things Must Pass

A new month, a new mural in Stucley Place. This piece was installed by French artist, Ador, with the help of his newfound collaborator and friend, Sémor. The work reminds me of an article and its accompanying illustration that I recently saw in the Wall Street Journal. The article, entitled  When Instagram Culture Ruins a Vacation…

A Quick and Silly One

I spotted this sign whilst taking a break in Greece. I can’t help imagining that it is actually warning: “Please don’t chop up your own arm and then throw the pieces down the toilet,” or even: “Beware, death-ray currently in operation in the bathroom!” Do any of you have any captions that could be added?