- Posted June 6, 2013 by
Rochester, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel photo of the day
All star "Graffiti" shots.
For over 2 years I roamed all 4 quadrants of the city here in Rochester, New York and filmed all of the graffiti. It was a lot of fun and I made some great discoveries of hidden talent.
I did a few postings here at iReport and some were aired. In fact 1 posting I did was of city utility boxes which graffiti artists had painted graffiti designs on. Very talented people to say the least. I do know that some of the artists were from other cities and came here to be part of a painting session.
What's interesting is that there is reasons of sorts why they do this. Some artists go to the ghettos and paint on boarded up, abandoned buildings. Others go to areas and paint on a building where a crime was committed. And others go to areas in the inner city and paint their message on buildings reflecting history.
From famous black people in history, to locations of where crime is heavy and or a crime was committed.
These are a few of my "all star" shots. Enjoy!
NOTE: If you look closely at picture 4, on the bomb the guy is holding, it says "Roc City", which stands for our city. (Rochester) I wonder what that meant?
All photos by Nicholas Swann, Rochester, New York, from 2008 thru 2010.