Here's my take on the cover of RomanyWG's excellent book - Out of Sight. If you are a fan iof street art and urbex it's certainly worth a look. Art that has been presented in hidden location around Europe featuring lots by Sea Creative, Phlegm and others.
I'd seen this mammal in RomanyWG's excellent book Out Of Sight and was pleased to find it hidden away in the Tannery. I shot some normal images straight on, but when I walked through the door Looking back I really liked the framing of this. The Deer looks startled, as if it's heard me and [...]
The great blue walls in the tannery provide an awesome canvas for the artists Sea Creative and Vine (right). Pretty much the whole of the factory wall is covered by the work of only three or four artists, their own private play area. The almost monotone colour set that has been chosen works really well [...]
In the warehouse somewhat hidden away was this fantastic piece by Senso, I really like this, the image really jumps out of the wall and the artist has used the environment well, the fallen angel sitting on the switches. Click the image to see a slightly larger version or to purchase
Another from the same location as the previous images. I think was the only piece we found by ABSOLUT here.
More excellent contact work from my travelling colleague. We met a couple of the artists at a secret spot in Italy, yet another vast location with a lot of excellent art. The guys have been painting here for a long time and will continue to do so. The art on the walls is outstanding some [...]
My travelling colleague is a bit of a street-art collector, or more accurately hidden art, a few mails and call were exchanged and we had the location of a new spot sorted. There's something affirming and ego-less about the guys that paint in hidden and abandoned locations, great works on vast walls, not for the [...]
Whilst at Viveca's the other day she was looking at her old pictures from Hellingly Asylum, this spurred me to have a look at mine. as this was the first place I went on urbex missions my early images are almost all rubbish, however its a good testament to my perseverance in the craft of [...]
On the way back from Luxembourg we detoured through France to visit a derelict industrial compound that was due to be flattened. there were still a few buildings left, this one in particular held what we had come to see. The artist of the insect like beings is IEMZA. There's a lot of work gone [...]
Here's some more Phlegm from the hotel!
Some more work by Phlegm
Here's another one from Phlegm, this is a fairly large piece and you can see that the artist doesn't do things by halves, it's HUGE! However despite the overall size of the piece the detail is amazing. We were lucky enough to see this on a lovely clear day and although the blue sky is [...]
I just realised that I've not blogged my ROA images from Doel in Belgium - so here you go!
Just outside Sheffield is a disused filterhouse, it's a haven for creatives and their excellent art. I was lucky enough to meet one of the artists here as he was working on a new piece. It's over six months since I've been here and was amazed to see that the walls have changed - such [...]
I recently took a trip up to Sheffield with my friend RomanyWG. We wanted to check out a hotel that we knew was in the process of demo and had some cool street art. Luckily we had one of the artists with us which made things a little easier. I really think that we would [...]
Another from the telescope fixates Phlegm, this time an exterior image painted on the side of a derelict building.
A recurring theme in Phlegms work is the use of telescopes - really cool telescopes that go around corners and allow the viewers eye to shine out of the other end - this was placed nicely in a window frame. I've processed this fairly heavily using Nik Filters and Focal Point with a good dose [...]
Finally catching up with 'stuff' after a couple of weeks out of the game dealing with real world work and life. Here's one from an abandoned school / chapel in Sheffield. Another Phlegm piece. Perfectly placed on a back wall amongst the decay and dereliction. Click the image for the full size image and rest [...]
The first location we visited in Sheffield was an abandoned filter house, I believe that it was originally something to do with the local water company. The water tanks are long gone though and the building appears to be used by the local artists as their canvas. There is little tagging in here and the [...]
Final of the three in the series - more great work in my opinion. I'll let the pictures do the talking . . . Click the images to see larger, the gallery or to purchase.
Here's the second work of art in the triptych, same artist - Phlegm. I believe that this was the first of the three painted - its really rather nice - very whimsical. and rather charming. I'll not say too much about the shots and let the images speak for themselves. As always my images are [...]
This weekend Viveca and I took a long drive up to Sheffield - Steel City to check some amazing street art by Phlegm. We'd both seen his work online and were keen to see it for real. You don't have to pay to go to go to a gallery like these, just a bit of [...]
Second stop on my journey was Doel. I had other locations planned, but the weather was great, so decided to take a detour to somewhere outside for a stress free explore. This is one weird place, a deserted village, only three of four roads and to be honest, I cant see that it was ever [...]