I still feel exactly as I did about the random squiggles, the XXX woz ere or XXX crew garbage that adorns many an abandoned building's walls. Anything were no effort to create anything, no artistic intent is present and it's just someone leaving a mark or randomly spraying around with a spray can ... I could do that , not that I ever would. This type of graffiti I still hate.
However where there is some artistic intent, where someone is creating something or at least trying to that I now like and oft like very much indeed. I now make a distinction between the two types and will happily refer to the former as graffiti but feel to call the later thus does a great disservice to the artists concerned I now refer to this as street art, for that (in my eyes at least) is what it is.
A few months ago I had a day out in Sheffield with the express intent to photograph some street art with a particular emphasis on a rather well known sheffield based artist and cartoonist who goes by the name of Phlegm. All the shots in the slideshow preview are of Phlegm's work.
So without further ado below shots from this day of street art and the derelict buildings in which they appeared - I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I did. I will start with Phlegm's work and in particular a piece called "the Robot" which took him 4 days to complete.