A special paint "anti-graffiti" prevents the writer to draw on the walls. And so artists now launch "lights"
The stunning images in this gallery were created by photographer and light graffiti expert Michael Bosanko who uses long exposure shots and different coloured torches to 'draw with light.'
Murals on buildings, signs on asphalt, graffiti on public transport and historical monuments. The graffiti is a social phenomenon that can find its place in a borderland between art and vandalism, but its neutralization remains a matter of debate locally and internationally.
In the U.S., the introduction of a repulsive paint used to cover the buildings in large cities has reduced the phenomenon, transforming it. This form of urban expression seems to gradually abandon the graphic and the use of spray cans, to give space to LEDs, the LEDs today identify indicators of each color.
ECOLOGICAL IMPACT - However, while the city invaded by tiny colored lights change their looks cold and gray becoming more pleasant, on the other hand this new form of art puts a new ecological problem.
It is true that the magnetic elements can be removed easily, but it is equally true that disposal creates additional dilemmas. Nevertheless, the individuals involved in the launch of LED lights are many and are no longer identifiable as rebels, because that is practiced by them "without graffiti art graffiti ': even the normal neighbor out in the evening with the children to light up the town.
Photographs from five cities have been released as part of the campaign. In just one weekend, landmarks in London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle and Edinburgh were visited. Michael Bosanko said: "It’s been an incredible weekend racing across the UK, working through the night and trying to stay ahead of the sunrise. It has to be really dark to take the pictures, in order to give me as much time as possible to create each image. Street lights are big headache as the shot immediately begins to brighten up when the lens is open so I have to work really fast."
Here, he creates figure with umbrella outside Big Ben in London using just torches and a long exposure.
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