TAKEN is a series of photographs that deal with street graffiti. I have been taking photographs and exploring graffiti images for several years. The graffiti I am interested in is where the street is treated as an alternative gallery, as a place for the "peoples" art. This type of graffiti is created from stencil art and common in urban areas. It often depicts the politics of the time and/or characters of the artist.

I have created images by collaging the graffiti images I have collected. The prints are then produced over life size to overpower the viewer in the gallery. The sample needs a Flash player to view. On the left side is the location coordinants where the original graffiti images where taken, on-click is the image that was created. At the bottom is a gallery view of the images to get a feel for the scale of the photographs.