One of the reasons I picked up a camera was to document the impermanence of Buffalo street art. I realize now that it was part of the culture (not lasting forever). Still, I wanted to preserve the walls in time as they would eventually be weathered by the elements, defaced, or painted over.
One of my favorite things in this lifetime is street art and its positive impact on communities. Discovering a piece and soaking it in for the first time is one of my favorite experiences and always will be. Public art is so powerful, accessible, and beautiful.
"The people who truly deface our neighborhoods are the companies that scrawl giant slogans across buildings and buses trying to make us feel inadequate unless we buy their stuff. They expect to be able to shout their message in your face from every available surface but you're never allowed to answer back. Well, they started the fight and the wall is the weapon of choice to hit them back."