Another selection from my recent visit to Shoreditch in East London, of some of the excellent street art that is so prolific in this area. This one is by Farkfk, and through my post-processing using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 I have selectively coloured the image in an attempt to make it my own, i.e. not just a “straight” photograph of an artist’s work, for which he must take the credit, but my interpretation of what I saw.
This is Doombringer by Snub – I first saw one of these on the wall of an ex-patient’s bedroom at Hellingly Asylum on my very first visit there, and was struck at the time by the powerful nature of the piece, loving the beautifully painted feathers and the drips of paint, which seemed to fit in so well with the atmosphere of the asylum.
This is a detail from the piece “Girls of Dactown” by Finbarr, the artist that painted my all-time-favourite piece in the recently demolished hall at Hellingly. I love his style and would have liked to have shown the whole strip, but initially not happy with my photo, although may have a crack at processing it – failing that will just have to go back and have another go!
These very distinctive figures are by Stik, who has painted all over Shoreditch and East London. This one was near Brick Lane, and I thought it was especially poignant.
I don’t know who the artist is, but thought this one near Old Street was incredibly good, and really happy with my processing here which I feel has taken it in context and turned it into a new piece of art in its’ own right – would be happy to print, frame and hang this on my wall!