Check out the excellent artwork of Niark1…
[Words & Pictures: Pete Hodgson]
Last month I posted my first roll of film which documented one of my favourite spots in Digbeth. I was passing the other day, so I thought I’d take a few pictures to illustrate how much it has changed and highlight the ephemeral nature of this underappreciated art form….
On the Barcelona side streets, you may notice quite a few pixel mosaics from street artist ‘Invader’. The invasion started on the streets of Paris in the late 90’s, and has now spread to at least 35 citys around the globe. Apparently, marking the locations of the Monpellier pieces on a map, forms a large space invader image. Nice.
Image from an interesting article on geek art [weburbanist.com]
[Words and Pictures- Pete Hodgson]
A few months back I was at the imax in London for a zombie movie all nighter, the free coffee did its thing and just before ‘Shaun of the Dead’, nature called. As I leaned forward to push the cubicle door open, it swung back, and I was confronted by a bloodthirsty member of the undead… perversely he seemed considerably more shocked than me, we exchanged syllables (”Nice”…”Thanks”) and went about our business. As I dried my hands on a towel roll deeply stained red from the fastidious zombies before me, I considered that it would have been a nice thing to visually document.
Thoughts of photography marinated in my head and 10 hours later I was (seriously sleep deprived) exploring some dilapidated buildings in Digbeth with a Lomography Fisheye. Much of the area is being developed into swanky flats and with so much money pouring into redevelopment the days are numbered for many of the old warehouses, so for posterity, here’s some images from my first roll of film.