If I had to narrow down the introduction of photography here to one seed, it would have to be this piece of graffiti I wanted to show you:
It's under a bridge right near where I live. It's been there so long that it's accumulated its own graffiti. I don't think the "FUCK" and "Fuck your MIND" are endemic to the original piece, though I'm pretty sure the "Now Casting Spells" is. My co-worker Dan told me that the code of graffiti artists is that you can only paint over another piece if you're better than the artist you're painting over.
That's a nice code!
And it goes a long way to explaining why this SOIA has remained largely unscathed for ages. It may last forever. The Public Works people who paint over everything might even be afraid to paint over it.
My first picture of SOIA was all blurry and awful. But with my new camera it's pretty easy to take a good picture of it. I took two. Here's another one:
Yeah, it doesn't change much.
I also took a picture that day of a squirrel:
In accordance with the rules of graffiti I have pasted this squirrel only over the parts of the internet it is better than.
You will now find that 37 percent of the Internet has now been replaced by this squirrel.
You won't hardly miss it.