Friday, May 25, 2012

Fuck the Buff: TA Wall May 2012

So the new season of buff is well underway and the TA Wall area was not spared. Well, the top wasn't this year. It was the first time the city had buffed this area so heavily since August 2009 when both the upper and lower wall areas were completely greyed out. The frequency of the buff makes no sense really and all it does is leave fresh canvass for writers to come back. It took a whole 24 hours and and there were some throwies on the pylons and wall. I give it a month and the wall will be pretty much covered up again.  Here are some shots from the last bit since the buff or in and around that time. This first couple of shots are from a day or two after the buff.

There was a couple of good productions up there from Icon, Vowel, and Snob as well as those nice chromes from Koal, Meor, and Opek. A week after the buff there was plenty up on the wall and more to come soon no doubt. The lower wall was untouched by buff and is still pretty active. Most notably was that burner from Maniks, great piece and execution.

The factory had some nice stuff in it too, the boys from DHS and 203 rolled through and did a couple of productions on the main floor. Otek and Phare killed it with that monster roller at the end of the factory though. Great stuff. More soon.

Stay posted.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The last little bit...

I kind of fell off a little over the last couple of months. Been walking the streets and flicking but just haven't put it all together. Every now and then you just get lost in all the action, let the work pile up until it buries you. Well, this is me digging myself out of it. Here's a bunch of stuff from the last couple of months. Walls, rooftops, spots and shows.

I passed on through the EarthCrusher show a bit back to lend my support for Mr. TV Head a bit back too. Didn't stay long but this gent kills it. Loved the helmet, the exhibit, and his energy. You can check his work here at his site, he's got a bunch of good stuff, including some dope prints and drawings.

I also passed through Fake Shop last month for the Sneakers High Vs. Runners Low show that was a pretty awesome too. Again though, I didn't get that many shots of the show cause I got lost in all the kerfuffle but the highlights were definitely the classic and fresh assortment of sneakers and related paraphernalia from Michael DSK, the beats, tunes, and lyrics from Loes, Narcy, et al. You can check out some great shots of the evening by the talented Jose Enrique Montes Hernandez and shots from the current Saturation exhibit going on in San Juan, Puerto Rico featuring works by Philip Pun18 Cruz, Alex Scaner, Zek, and Kems.

And yeah, I'm still working those rooftops as much as possible. One of those rooftop editions is definitely in the works... I love catching unique city sky lines, especially from the rooftops of some of the choice spots in the city. I've been scouting out some more locales, more to come soon.

Been trying to get more freight lately as well. It's an aspect of the local as well as larger subculture that I have been very interested in covering  in more detail for some time now, but due to daily and academic restraints have not been able to dive into as much as I have wanted to. I'll be trying to put more work in on that end of things so hopefully I'll have more freight flicks in future posts to come.

 Lots more that I am trying to line up as soon as I can get to it. Stay posted.