Well, I didn't manage to get out and take any photographs today – we were busy this morning and it took all afternoon to sort out getting the car fixed – but, on the bright side, we now have four bottles of wine in the fridge ... so things are looking up ;-)
As for this shot: it's another that I took when I went down to London a few weeks ago. I would have preferred to have included somebody walking past, but it didn't happen, so you'll have to settle for a motion-blurred car instead.
The perspective of this shot really makes it I think Dave. Great contrast - nice work :)
i sorta think this one might look better in color.
Nice shot but where was that taken as in specifically?
Great contrast: the painted man seems outing from the wall.
Being from Canada, is that supposed to be a police officer...um...towing that line? Is this a Banksy? I do like the darkness of the photo and the way you put yourself into the participant's line of view. I think it is better you just got the car and not a person. Otherwise the mural may have turned the other way.
Nice work. It seems that the police officer looks for evidences, and that line just makes it more real, more 3D :-)
An interesting, gritty urban scene.
Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for this scene!
Maiko: I may have got this wrong, but I suspect he's about to snort the line of coke (or speed) trailing across the pavement.
Tristan: it didnt' work in colour - the building in the background is made of orangey/red bricks and was too distracting.
Jide: somewhere reasonably near Brick Lane in London's East End.
Ah, this look like classic Banksy work. =]
Definitely works best as black and white and definitely better with a moving car rather than a person. Another figure would have been too competitive, this is a dialogue between grafitti and viewer; the photographer is invisible.
The interaction between the wall and street is fantastic.
You got it right ! The attitude of the police officer (surprise suprise !) and just the fact that it has been drawn in the street (I will be really surprise if someone draws a police man in a nice position especially in the street) make me join your point of view. It would be really nice if you caught somebody walking with an amazed face looking at the scene or wandering what is going on. Good though !
djn : You got it right ! The attitude of the police officer (surprise suprise !) and just the fact that it has been drawn in the street (I will be really surprise if someone draws a police man in a nice position especially in the street) make me join your point of view. It would be really nice if you caught somebody walking with an amazed face looking at the scene or wandering what is going on. Good though !
Sorry for the last two comments. It did not take it.
djn : You got it right. The attitude of the police officer (surprise suprise !) and just the fact that it has been drawn in the street (I will be really surprise if someone draws a police man in a nice position especially in the street) make me join your point of view. It would be really nice if you caught somebody walking with an amazed face looking at the scene or wandering what is going on. Good though
I really like the eye contract between you and the officer, and as mentioned above i dont think it would work as well if there was someone walking by. I do love Banksy's work.
Well, I'm with you Dave. This is no police officer. It's a druggie preparing to snort a line of coke and surprised to see you snapping his photo.
Yep, that was the first thing I saw to be honest. That's what's clever about the actual graffiti work (is there a more up-to-date name for it?). It did throw me when people started to talking about policemen.
whoa is this a bankssy? I really like the angle of the shot!
Is this is social comment from Chromasia?
Awesome piece of Graffiti, Cracking photo of it :-)
Great photo. Looks like a Banksy to me, so it's definitely a policeman snorting a line of coke. You should try and get it into his next book!
Just read some comments
He's a speed cop!
Check out the uniform
I have been following your site for quite some time, but have never left a comment. This is a great picture....I would expect nothing less. Would you mind sharing with us how you get your black and white pictures to look and feel like they do? I have tried and tried, but can not get the seem feeling when I convert my pics to B&W. Any advice from the pro?
the work of the artist is well captured. What are you adding to this image besides the desatuaration and vehicular motion blur?
Nice shot. The photograph compliments the artists efforts very well.
Alert and ready to run...
tobias: I'm not sure I understand your question. What do you think I should be adding over and above my interpretation of the scene?
To be honest I think it work better with the car than with a passing person. If there was person, it would only distract my eyes. This way the action is all centered in the grafitti image wich has amazing detail.
Nice work Dave. I agree it would have been cool with someone walking past, but you can't have everything can you.
For those who don't know, Bansky is an English artist, doing some great work with stencils. http://www.banksy.co.uk/menu.html
As first glance the subject looks to me like the American actor, Samuel L. Jackson, who was highly addicted to cocaine and also has an affinity for hats (though usually a Kangol worn backwards).
Banksy does a lot of stuff with cops.
Nice shot as well, it's interesting to see you back on graffiti photography ;)
Let's see if another conversation sparks up again shall we?
Nice and subversive, I thought Bansky signed his art, perhaps it's out of shot, but a great image and well photographed
Nice capture! I honestly was so glued to the wall that I didn't notice the car for awhile.
a beautiful capture.. striking , i should add :)
very cool shot!
Thanks everyone :-)
I com from France, so I haven't a very good english language. I like very much yours pictures. Could I put one of them on my blog with your address?
See you soon
brilliant! simply brilliant.
Yes, this is a Banksy, it's in his latest book "wall and piece".. it's a policeman snorting a line of coke, which extends along the pavement...
It's a great shot of it, nice perspective. I agree with Dave, it would have been cool with a person walking past, but hey.. still a great image!
ah. for a minute i thought banksy had made it out to China!
Great black and white. Interesting graphiti.
I assume this is someone snorting coke. Fantastic grafitti, worth capturing. And a crafty blur too. Well done.
This is Curtain Rd, in Shoreditch, East London. If not the same stencil has been used there. I believe it is a Banksy though I could see no signiture. I worked on this road for 5 years and this spot has played host to some great street art over the years. Before this happy copper it was god doupting his own existance. Have some photos somewhere, will have to dig them out.
Shame one of the boys in blue didn't walk past for you, that would have made a great shot.
this is a shit hot painting banksy is a very good artist and his work is amazing. sean aged 15
This grafitti is a great realisation and your framing is excellent ! Bravo ! In my Favorite VFXY !
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