A collection of urban shots from around central Manchester by my mate Steph. Featuring the under used places and everyday things which people don’t notice as they hurry by.
These are from my photo archives and were taken way back in 2011 when a street-art competition was taking place in the motorway underpasses between Hulme and central Manchester.
I wish I could paint that well on a piece of paper, never mind on a tiled wall with a spray can. Major respect to the artists. If any one knows who any of them are, please let me know.
Obviously it stands to sense you should try to avoid taking photo’s with a nice camera in a secluded area (like a tunnel!). If you do though, take someone with you to act as look out.
I don’t know how many of these are originals by Invader and how many (if any) are a homage to the French street-artist, who’s known for invading major international cities. I do know that us Mancunians are proud to have him visit our city.
How many have you spotted around Manchester or have you seen any in your own city?
I recently said to my partners Dad as I was snapping away “If camera’s weren’t invented yet I really don’t know what I would do” He immediately replied “You would have learned to sketch.” Good point!
Here’s some from the archives – some are still around, others aren’t.
Which ones are your faves? Have you seen any of them?
Here is a compilation of street art I’ve come across recently and I have to say the folks in Manchester have got pretty creative this summer!
Turns out that ‘Mr Smith’ dreamed of a tiny but well lit staircase in the middle of a wall!
A nice bit of ‘yarn bombing’ surrounding him but I have no idea what he’s wearing on his head.
I’ve seen more work by Alice Pasquini but I can’t remember where and it’s bugging me. Let me know if you know.
I have a massive backlog of street-art to blog about so it’s going to become a regular feature. I’ve made a promise to myself to keep on top of it from now on, as it can disappear pretty quickly!