Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Graffiti - Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Graffiti - photographed down Hosier Lane in Melbourne
Graffiti - photographed down Hosier Lane in Melbourne

Hosier Lane, on  the southern end of Melbourne's CBD, is famous for it's street art and graffiti. The graffiti covered walls have become a back drop for fashion and wedding photography as well as being a tourist attraction. The lane is also featured in state sponsored tourism campaigns and other publications. Everything along the lane, including the bins which are shown in one of the images below, is covered in Graffiti. The street art on the walls along Hosier lane is legal. More images inside.

Graffiti - photographed down Hosier Lane in Melbourne
Graffiti - photographed down Hosier Lane in Melbourne

While I was photographing the lane, several groups of tourists and school children were being guided through. A number of other photographers were also wondering along the lane capturing images of whatever caught their eye. Below is a selection of images which I managed to capture over the two hours I spent in the area.

Graffiti - photographed down Hosier Lane in Melbourne
Graffiti - photographed down Hosier Lane in Melbourne

Graffiti - photographed down Hosier Lane in Melbourne
Graffiti - photographed down Hosier Lane in Melbourne

Graffiti Bins - photographed down Hosier Lane in Melbourne
Graffiti Bins - photographed down Hosier Lane Melbourne

Graffiti - photographed down Hosier Lane in Melbourne
Graffiti - photographed down Hosier Lane in Melbourne

Graffiti - photographed down Hosier Lane in Melbourne
Graffiti - photographed down Hosier Lane in Melbourne

Graffiti - photographed down Hosier Lane in Melbourne
Graffiti - photographed down Hosier Lane in Melbourne

All these images were captured with the Canon 7D and a 24-105mm lens.
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6 comments:

Gallicissa said...

Beautiful colours.
I like the idea of graffiti bins.

holdingmoments said...

That's the sort of graffiti I like.
Very colourful, and the artists very talented.

Dev Wijewardane said...

Thanks for dropping by.

Amila, It is a good idea but unfortunately it would have been great if it got rid of the smell too!

Keith, you're right. The stencil work is really good.

Me-shak said...

Super stuff Dev, I think it's a great way of expressing your self although a lot of public property is damaged :D Great picture, I love the second one. Looking forward for more.
Cheers!

Dev Wijewardane said...

Me-shak, Yep it is a good way of expressing yourself but there is always a place to do it. For example spray painting down Hosier is legal.

Larry Dupard said...

your photo has been featured in our January issue of The G.O.O.D.S Magazine

http://thegoodsmag.com/graffiti-the-beauty-in-urban-society/