"Blogging isn't journalism, it's graffiti with punctuation."

Rene Gagnon

New York Street Art 2012

Today, my delicious little munchkins, there will be fewer posts because I spent hours yesterday making this short film. I didn’t tell anybody, but whilst I was photographing all the amazing graffiti and street art in New York, I was also filming it so I could make something more visceral for the viewers…. it’s like being there with me on the streets of Queens and Brooklyn!


 Places filmed include LES, Alphabet City, Soho, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint, Astoria and 5Pointz.

Some of the street artists include:

Chris Veng Robots Who Kill
JR’s Inside Out Project
Curtis Kulig
Nick Walker
Space Invader
Jimmy Cochrane
Paul Richard
Rene Gagnon
Stormie Mills
TMNK (Art is my Weapon)

Gasmask and wings

Rene Gagnon at Welling Court

Dream in technicolour, dream big, dream forever

Rene Gagnon at Welling Court, Queens.

Oopsy daisy, there goes the baby!

Welling Court, Queens

This is by Rene Gagnon and is part of the Welling Court Mural Project. Welling Court is a particularly destitute area of Astoria in Queens, so every year, street artists are commissioned to beautify the area with murals of the brightest and most uplifting colours. You can read more about the project over on Vandalog.

I took a lot of photographs at Welling Court so expect much more!

In truth, in my 2 weeks here in NYC, I’ve taken well over 1,200 photos. It’s going to take me months to blog all of this! Be patient with me… and wish me luck.