physical (and light) graffiti

Over the New Year I went to South America. There was endless inspiration on the trip, but one place that really stands out is Valparaiso, Chile. Graffiti is everywhere in Valparaiso, it’s part of their vernacular. I documented many examples of these ever changing murals on the walls and buildings in the hills of Valparaiso. On New Years Eve Valparaiso has a spectacular fireworks display. With long exposures, my camera captured the light and motion of the fireworks. I thought of the gestures by the graffiti artists then capturing these images. I think the juxtapositions of these two techniques complement each other beautifully. I hope you enjoy.