Thursday, 29 October 2009
'Like Lipstick Traces' book launch
Like Lipstick Traces
Exhibition and book at Rough Trade East, London
A Polaroid camera and 100 photos was the means of use for 13 graffiti writers.
The result is called Like Lipstick Traces, a book exploring everyday life in a different way.
A statue of Lenin in Russia, a sex act in the streets of Paris, the grave of Bruce Lee in Seattle and football hooligans in Neapels. As a part of a graffiti writers day is to explore the city and the world, so does their photos.
The 13 graffiti writers in Like Lipstick Traces are among the most prominent in the world. It is an international constellation from cities like London, New York, Sao Paolo, Copenhagen and Berlin. And the more than 600 photos they’ve shot gives a quick glimpse into the writers secret worlds. They go their own way, refusing to follow any other than their own path. Dumbo even shot his entire series of photos with the camera upside down. A world overturned.
Photographers in Like Lipstick Traces are: Aroe (UK), C.B.S (DE), Dumbo (IT), Honet (FR), Kegr (DK), O’Clock (FR), Os Cururus (BR), Rate (USA), Remio (NOR), Rocky (ES), Scan (CA), Smash (CH), The E.R.S (BE).
The exhibition with pictures from the book is up now at Rough Trade and continues until November 1 2009.
Rough Trade East
Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane