“What we’re gonna do right here is go back, way back, back into time.”
This is the first street art photo I took with a DSLR. A simple shot of a monarch butterfly on the stairs of St. Kevins Arcade. It may not look like much, but it started an obsession that continues unabated to this very day.
I am so lucky to have people who understand my passion and give me leave to pursue these temporary works of art. I capture these murals with my camera, so they can achieve some sort of permanence somewhere other than my memories.
Council workers can buff them away, taggers can vandalise them, even time can weather them into obscurity. But on film, they are preserved in their prime and can be appreciated by the next generation of urban artists.
I’ve been absorbed by this compulsive hobby for four years. And I’ve loved every moment of it. I only hope you, dear reader, enjoy it as much as I do.