The Stencil: Stop and Search by Banksy
If I had to pick my favourite Banksy artwork of all time, it would probably be this one, so I was really excited to work on this image and it was probably the shoot I was looking forward to the most.
This piece was released as part of Banksy’s ‘Santa’s Ghetto’ art exhibition which was held in Bethlehem in 2007. 500 prints were released of the image, all signed by Banksy.Read More»
Umbrella Girl by Banksy
“The Umbrella Girl is really a comment about how the things that are supposed to protect us – like CCTV or Catholic priests – are often the things that hurt us. I’ve use a metaphor to show this, with rain coming from inside the umbrella.”Read More»
I’m very pleased to announce that Andy at UnknownPhotographer.net has just published an article I wrote about my project Exit Through the Thrift Shop. I go into quite a bit more detail about the inspiration and nuts and bolts of the project, so if you’re interested, please check it out here.
The Stencil: Flower Chucker by Banksy
This is probably the most well-known of Banksy’s stencils, and was created around 2003. It was spraypainted on a wall off Rivington Street in London, and was also made available for sale as a limited edition print that was screenprinted on paper. The stencil was reworked some years later and this was displayed in Andipa gallery in 2009. In addition to this, the image has also been reworked by Banksy into a more detailed painting, showing the full riot, not just the individual rioter. It also features on the front cover of Banksy’s book ‘Wall and Piece’.Read More»
The Stencil: Coke Snorting Copper by Banksy
This stencil of Banksy’s turned up around 2005 in a bunch of different locations, most notably around the back of Waterloo Station on Leake Street and also on Curtain Street in Shoreditch- both in London. In Banksy’s ‘Wall and Piece’ you can see more detailed images of how some of these stencils also included several kilometres of paint dribble, twisting and turning through the city, eventually leading to the stencil and the ‘line’ of coke.Read More»
The Stencil: Girl with Ice Cream
This stencil by Banksy was spray painted on a wall at Brighton Beach in 2004, and a slightly modified version of the drawing was included in an exhibition at Andipa Gallery in London in 2009.Read More»
The Stencil: Rude Copper
This Banksy piece was originally produced as an unsigned print with a run of about 200 in 2002, but an additional 30 signed, hand finished prints were also made available later in the year. Policeman feature in a number of Banksy’s pieces, and this is one of five of such stencils included in my project.Read More»
The Stencil: Grannies
This image is based on a screenprinted drawing by Banksy, which was created in 2006 and was sold as a limited edition piece. Elderly people often feature in Banksy’s artworks, doing anything from playing lawn bowls, to spray painting graffiti of their own. This is one of three pieces that I included in this project that were not actually stencils, but pieces of fine art in their own right.Read More»
I am going to start releasing the images from a personal project that I exhibited last September and I’m going to be using this blog to talk a bit about each image.
I will try and release one new image every few days until early March, and explain a bit about the process that went into the creation of each image and also take a look at the behind the scenes aspects of the actual shoots for those of you who are interested in the photographic side of things.
I have been working on this project for well over a year now so I am really excited to finally be able to share the work with a much wider audience, and to show a few new images that weren’t included in the original exhibition to those that came along in September.
As always, your feedback is welcome and encouraged, and I look forward to hearing all your thoughts on the new work.