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Coming home after work this evening I really wanted to take some photograph to go home and work on tonight, not that I don’t have other work piled up and so many books screaming to be read – but I had this vicious urge to capture something.

Walking by Shoreditch and Hoxton in London, I am privy to all kinds of graffiti art and occasional instances where vandalism has actually manifested itself rather intrinsically into some kind of befuddling piece of artwork. I have seen most of these pubs and graffiti walls day in and day out and they have become such a cliché that there is nothing alluring in them anymore – graffiti was not what I was looking for tonight.

But, walking by a pub I saw a man in a shirt walking up and down talking to his phone, he was far off and his shirt was nothing special – until I saw the obviously accidental colour coordination between his shirt and the wall nearby, he was walking nowhere near the wall and hence the significance I saw in this simple shirt was fast diminishing. Until he began to walk near it, I followed him in several directions at the possible risk of getting beaten up trying to get the best possibly shot and this is what it resulted in.

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9 Comments

  1. love it!

  2. talk about a coincidence!
    and btw – i LOVE graffiti! i wish people would walk around defacing the walls artistically over here 🙂 🙂

  3. Good spot Auf. I also like the way that slope of his shoulder blends in with the line behind him on the wall.

  4. Cheers T!

    Coincidence indeed Black – Well here it is becoming a menace, if it hasn’t already – so they are creating public spaces to accommodate graffiti work, mostly in deprived neighbourhoods.

    Cheers RD, this was pure chance!

  5. That piece of “graffiti” really is art! 🙂 Beautiful shot!

  6. its SO good! Lucky to have shot this!!

  7. Thanks Scrumps and Dee!

  8. Great shot!

  9. Thank you!


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