I started making these photocompositions to censor graffiti writers and street artists who were worried about the exposure of their faces on the Internet in pictures taken while they were committing acts of vandalism and other criminal activities.
Not only the artists were happy with the result, but also graffiti lovers and street art enthusiasts truly enjoyed these digital collages; and both encouraged me to make more. So I started travelling to the artists' studios and workplaces to take portrait pictures of them in their natural habitat, surrounded by their tools and weapons, and making more elaborate compositions to deeply integrate them with their characters. I started with my friends, then friends of friends, and finally artists I had never met before but whose work I also admired; not only street artists and graffiti writers, but also painters, graphic designers, illustrators, sculptors, tattoo artists, calligraphers, fashion designers, and other specimen; including some eclectic subjects who devote their time to various of the aforementioned activities. People who work behind the scenes: artists who install their work on public spaces without asking for permission, graphic designers who draw extraordinary illustrations for clients without being credited in the final campaign, calligraphers who design beautiful logos for companies, fashion designers who create surreal pieces of clothing for performances and films... I believe it is important to document the existence and environment of these artists, as it is very easy to find their works around, but it is not so easy to find information about the person behind it. In some cases, all we know about these people is their work.
This project could not exist without all the people who opened the doors of their houses, studios and workplaces, and let me capture a moment of their life, trusting my skills to portray them preserving their anonymity. I would like to express my most sincere gratitude to them for taking part in this experiment, and for bravely offering themselves to become mutants happily.
This is a lifetime project, I can always meet and discover some new interesting specimens who deserve to be portrayed and fused with their creations to update and improve this freak show.
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"Obsessed with this man's work. For more street art like this, please check out barcelonastreetar... :D"
November 15th, 2010
mikel falcon says:
"Artistas y personas excelentes."
January 18th, 2010
"graffitista sin igual"
May 3rd, 2008
"an excellent artist, he's also got incredible energy & seems to document the hippest street art in europe as well as making some of it."
July 14th, 2007
"A street art authority, he's dedicated to spreading the street art message. The photos he photos always show the latest and greatest work."
February 13th, 2007
- Dr Case
- June 2005
- Barcelona, Spain
- I am:
- Digital Surgeon
- Symbiosis - Artists with Character