East London

Jane and me went down to London (well, Jane was in London for work already) to meet up with Max and Feeb to have dinner.  Whilst they were at their respective universities I killed a few hours taking some photos.  I'm always in two minds about photographing graffiti because in a way it's just like photocopying a painting and saying; "Look what I did." but anyway, some graffiti.  The artist is Facebook.com/gerbosart.


I then went to a few churches.  The Baptist church was quite non-descript, the Parish Church of St. Barnabas Guardian closed (albeit with an interest Pagan window - a pentangle) but the Angels Catholic Church was nice.


Photographing Art

Graffiti.  I love to photograph graffiti because it's such a transitory artform, but it's often said that it's "photographing someone elses art" and that's a complete valid criticism.  I feel the same way about it, and to a lesser extent to architectural photography.

The only response I really have relates to the aforementioned transitory nature of street art.  It feels less about, to all intents and purposes, "photocopying" someone else work and passing it off as something creative on your part, but documenting a changing scene.

What do you think?