Monday, July 28, 2008
Photographer and Graffiti artist JR has figured out a unique and beautiful way of combing his work: Take portraits, print those portraits into enormous posters, place those posters in unique settings, and then photograph the posters.
With so much work dependant on "sampling" or re-appropriation of images, which is respectable in its own right, it's nice to see a completely original take on street art that isn't just Banksy-lite.
According to the Web site, JR's next project involves traveling to Africa to photograph and interview women in combat zones. He'll be pasting their portraits and stories in other areas of the world. That sounds really quite fantastic.
c/o the wooster collective