Graffiti walls

Graffiti Walls.This project has documented graffiti as it appears in the streets and laneways of Toronto. My initial interest was in doors, which serve as ‘tag magnets,’ attracting writers to make their marks within the confines of the door’s rectilinear form, and these can be found in my graffiti doors set. Beyond the doors, I developed an interest in walls, which serve as more expansive ‘canvases,’ where writers/painters can engage in somewhat louder conversation with each other, directly or indirectly, through thrown-up notations and annotations. In either case, whether I photograph doors or walls, despite the content of graffiti, or the escalating rhetoric surrounding it, my interest lies in the interaction between graffiti and the surface upon which it appears.

Graffiti walls 2

This project has documented graffiti as it appears in the streets and laneways of Toronto. My initial interest was in doors, which serve as ‘tag magnets,’ attracting writers to make their marks within the confines of the door’s rectilinear form, and these can be found in my graffiti doors set. Beyond the doors, I developed an interest in walls, which serve as more expansive ‘canvases,’ where writers/painters can engage in somewhat louder conversation with each other, directly or indirectly, through thrown-up notations and annotations. In either case, whether I photograph doors or walls, despite the content of graffiti, or the escalating rhetoric surrounding it, my interest lies in the interaction between graffiti and the surface upon which it appears.

Graffiti doors

This project has documented graffiti tags as they appeared in the streets and laneways of downtown Toronto. My initial interest was in doors, which served as ‘tag magnets,’ attracting writers and painters to make their marks within the confines of the door’s rectangular form. Beyond the doors, I developed an interest in walls, a more expansive canvas for tagging activities,and these can be seen in my graffiti walls set. In either case, whether I photographed doors or walls, despite the content of the graffiti, or the escalating rhetoric surrounding tagging, my interest lay in the interaction between the graffiti and the surface upon which it appeared.