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Graffiti Gallery: Crack & Shine | reviews, news & interviews

Graffiti Gallery: Crack & Shine

Graffiti Gallery: Crack & Shine

Arrested development: outlaw artists come of age in a new book

Graffiti is the only form of artistic self-expression that can get you both arrested and exhibited. Its most celebrated exponent, Banksy, is the subject of tabloid news speculation. The faces and names of most graffiti artists are even more of a closed book. Until Crack & Shine, that is. Gaining exclusive access to these creative renegades as they work, the photographer Will Robson-Scott shines a light into occluded corners of nighttime London where graffiti art finds its stealthy way onto brick walls and tube carriages.

His images, which radiate both a pulsing energy and a ravishing stillness, offer a unique glimpse into an unseen world. Crack & Shine, edited by Fred Forsyth, features the work of 40 graffiti artists and contains interviews with many of them.

Click on an image to enter full view and slideshow.

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