Monday, February 22, 2010

"I would read the streets as I went round the city"



"I would read the streets as I went round the city" - Crack & Shine by FFF London

13 comments:

AB said...

I hope he got a good price

Joan Elizabeth said...

Nice change to colour in an image that is not overly colourful. I like that though "reading the streets of the city"

Carl said...

Martina, I like this graffiti series, especially the different graphic/tonal treatments for the different pictures. Will be waiting to see more.

Lucas Mendes said...

great captures!

Serge Cornillet said...

J'espère que tu as bien vendu ton âme.;-)
Salut,
Serge

kobico said...

Combien coûte une âme? She looks pretty ecstatic over the sale, so I guess quite a bit.

By coincidence, one of the books I'm reading right now is titled Le Poids d'Une Âme -- I read several books at a time because I leave them at random places around the house so I can just pick one up when I get the urge to read. If I have to leave the room, I may be sidetracked!

Martina said...

I am not sure if it is visible that "mon" is overpainted with "ton" - since it is the same style I would guess this was the artist's work and intention.

AB, the devil always makes the better deal, doesn't he?

Joan Elizabeth, somehow this didn't work for me in b/w - I guess the red letters are important.

Carl, thank you :-).

Lucas, thank you!

Serge, hm, je ne suis pas sûre. Mais come kobico a dit: Elle a l'air extatique ... >.->

kobico, je ne sais pas mais je crois que le prix est un prix effarant ... .


I am usually stuck with one book/novel but I have a "New Yorker" issue in almost every room, ;-) .And the one or other coffee table photo book to browse :-D

Caçador said...

Combien il à payé?

Julie said...

I like the idea of this graffiti series. Just not sure about the use of B&W for most of them. The "I heart Mama" works because it is only print. However, the others are font and grasphics and colour ... and the colour is missed, at least by my eye.

This one works really well in the sepia and is the standout, which may not have been the case had the others been in their original colour.

kobico said...

Ah, I hadn't noticed the change until you mentioned it! Now I know why she's so happy!

Martina said...

Julie, yes, I was not sure if this would work. I thought something like "hm, graffiti, they live through their colours. this won't work". But when I started playing around I found out that in b/w my eye is drawn to other aspects of the graffiti - mostly the outlines, I started to read the tags, the words. After reading your comment I had another look at the graffiti I have chosen and realised that many of them are not that colourful - mostly consisting of two or three colours. In the end I am not that unsatisfied with this little experiment.

ER said...

I like the way this image is cropped, Martina. And yes, colour can distract the eye rather than focus it. I like these graffiti treatments.

Martina said...

ER, someday I will show the other part, ;-)

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