Part of the fun of this website, aside from all the photography, is the design aspect of it. We wanted a cool looking logo that gave a sense of the pizzazz and loudness of graffiti, while also acknowledging the shadowy people behind the creation as well as the city of origin: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Some of the graffiti artists who do this are taking huge risks in those cases where the “art” has NOT been approved or commissioned. What? Do they wear infrared goggles in order not to be seen at night? Maybe.
And look, I’m not praising all graffiti. It has been with us for thousands of years, literally. But, it is evolving into an art form. And it’s a ball to go out and photograph it and sometimes be able to talk with the Taggers or Artists.
Am still trying to “figure out” just how they do this. I’ve gotten some insight from my internet research and from watching some of this while it’s in progress.
Some of these are pasted into position, almost like wallpaper, except that you can’t see that up close. So I never know which is which.
The trend I seem to be witnessing is: businesses and the owners of these buildings embracing the idea of graffiti as art and in this case, a mural. Some of these creations are too elaborate to have been anything else. Well, that’s my two cents worth. I’ll keep prowling streets and byways of New Mexico USA.