This is a hobby gone mad! I am not a professional photographer or artist. But with an eye for detail and the simplest of cameras (often just a phone lens), since 2006 I have been capturing Warsaw’s street art in compositions that promote the art work, connect with the surrounding environment and relate to the scenarios that play in my head.
With an open mind, wild imagination and quest for colour, it was inevitable that while wandering through Warsaw’s diverse suburbs, I would quickly connect with its freshest art scene; the street art. We don’t have to condone street art and graffiti but we cannot ignore it. It is a medium of self-expression. In his book, “Wall and Piece” Banksy says, ‘a wall has always been the best place to publish your work’. Like businesses which plaster our streets and buildings with gigantic advertising campaigns, the street artist also wants our attention. The only difference is the motivation. The mind’s journeys can be turbulent, adventurous, funny, nerve-wrecking, inspirational and hilarious, but most of all, the art on the streets of Warsaw will make you feel alive.
Use your imagination; it will take you everywhere.