Rest in Peace Sureshot
One of the reasons I love shooting street art and graffit is that it’s so temporary and so lasting. There’s a bit of luck involved in capturing something gorgeous, since there’s no guarantee that it will be up for too long.
There are also times where it serves as a record of a person. Take the artist Sure, whose work I’ve shot both here and on flickr. He died while serving in Afghanistan in 2010, and it’s sort of fascinating to see a legacy preserved like that.
Street art isn’t always depressing, even if it can seem a little desperate at times.