wandering through many cities and photographing graffiti wherever I find it compelling. Words and images from the street can be poignant or funny, but often thought-provoking. I wonder about the author, their meaning, and their control of a painter-meets-poet medium.
Yes, defacing property is vandalism, but there's something vital in the act of tagging buildings that cannot be quelled by rule of law.
Check out the amazing "graffiti mecca" in Long Island City, NY, that's hoping to be saved from the wrecking ball.