Canon 30D, Canon 24-105 f/4L IS lens – 1/15 second, f/4, ISO 1600
Posted February 8, 2007 at 12:02 am by Rich Legg. Permalink. .
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Was this capture from the downtown Pie where the graffiti is real, or the Pie in Draper were it’s just so forced? It’s strange that difference, but maybe it’s just my feelings about the Pie’s differences.
| Bryan D. Catherman | February 8, 2007 at 10:15 am
You called it. The South Jordan iteration of The Pie.
| LeggNet | February 8, 2007 at 12:22 pm
I’d know that graffiti anywhere. But I do love the down town graffiti so much more. It seems rebellious and out of control. The South Jordan (not Drapper, what was I thinking) Pie is decoration for the suburbites.
| Bryan D. Catherman | February 8, 2007 at 3:46 pm
I want to know what determines graffiti as real or forced. I never knew that there were graffiti critiques who determine what is real, fake, forced, natural, rebellious, or controlled. Is there a class I can take to learn the subtleties and nuances of graffiti, whether it is obviously urban or suburban, eastern or western, northern or southern? I am from KC and there is a lot graffiti there, but I visited NYC and the graffiti there looked like one person was responsible for it everywhere I went. It was very different from the graffiti I grew up around in the inner city of KC. Maybe we were just a hokey cowtown.
I am struck by these comments on the graffiti and the differences noted geographically in the city and wonder if the outflowing of the pen or marker is reflective of the true spirit of the authors. Inner city has more of an edge, suburban is more sheltered and soft, it doesn’t experience the hardness of the inner city. Or the inner city is old enough that it is not afraid to show some of its realness or edge, whereas the suburbs are young, fresh, and haven’t developed the confidence and brashness of the inner city.
When I look at this pic, my mind notes the variety of those who boldly proclaim their name, others who are almost ghostly in appearance; some present their message in a large letters that are capitalized and others are so small that they might not even be noticed at first glance; some proclaim themselves, others proclaim their love for others, and others proclaim their desires for the world (“world peace”). And then their are many who just show no respect for others and write over their writings. The graffiti alliterates who we are and what we are like as a person or society.
| Mary E | February 11, 2007 at 2:07 pm
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