Graffiti is an expression of the vital needs to mark, to leave and to be remembered. It is some of the most dynamic and compelling imagery we see. So these photographs celebrate the unknown artists who made these marks often painting on top of other previous imagery. No one owns graffiti or, perhaps, it has many owners. Cropping and extracting this content to place it into the world of fine art photography is just another hustle leaving plenty of room for the critics to object. But I see it as a celebration of a life force beyond any attribution. The originals are long gone.

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