To see a slideshow of the images in the following gallery, click on any picture.
To see the whole set of pictures in this series (over 150), go to Hong Kong Graffiti Part 1: Complete Set of Images (on Google+)
A panorama view of two pieces (the camera has a panorama function. You pan the camera, which takes several shot and then stitches the together).
3 pieces (panorama mode)
There are four cartoon figures in this piece. Here are the first two. The image of a heart serving as a pair of handcuffs is particularly interesting.
The alley doesn’t have much pedestrian traffic (only one guy walked by in the couple of hours I was there). The alley is, however, a popular hangout among street sleepers. The cardboard box in the picture above is someone’s makeshift home. Perhaps this alley is a kind of unofficial sanctuary, with street sleepers and graffiti artists being allowed to do their thing as long as they don’t bother anyone outside the alley.
This piece is interesting, it sort of blends western and Japanese styles.
A cute but sinister portrait.
Pack three things and leave. This one is cute (as long as you like cats and don’t mind faceless, polka-dotted aliens).
Forest Are Watching? The above image exudes a strong sense of paranoia.
There are three different faces done in this realistic style. I can’t imagine how the artist was able to get such a realistic style using spray paint.
There a lot of different styles on display. The above image reminds me of some of the ugly-cute imagery of Hong Kong artists like Carrie Chau and B. Wing.
This image shows an example of wildstyle, heavily stylized text. The colors are amazingly vibrant.
The graffiti scene in Hong Kong is relatively new, but there are some great artists in the city. Most of the graffiti in the streets are simple tags (signatures) or throw-ups (these are fairly simple filled-outline works), but this alley near the Mongkok East MTR station has lots of more elaborate pieces in a variety of styles. Click on the following link to see the whole set of images
The photos were taken with a Sony Nex-7. I just got the camera a few days before, so I am just getting used to it. The three photos at the top of the page were taken using the panorama mode. You pan the camera and it takes several photos and stitches them together to come up with the final image.
Here is the scary-children graffiti presented in video:
View the whole series:Hong Kong Graffiti Part 1: Complete Set of images (on Google+)
~by Stephen Richards (longzijun)
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