Like Lipstick Traces shows the everyday life of 13 graffiti writers. The idea was to send a Polaroid camera and about one hundred Polaroid photos to graffiti writers of different nationalities, with the task to shoot their everyday life, and to give them complete freedom in the choice of the motifs. It surely is this kind of freedom which makes this book so special, but also the fact that all these unpublished photos were taken especially for the book. In the beginning of the 21st century, graffiti seems to be taking a line which is totally against its original motivation. On one hand, this might be caused by more severe penalties, on the other it is due to the increasing incorporation of the media and big business. Thus, we decided to present such artists who devote themselves to this art in a committed way. They do not succumb to commercial pressure and bring new life into this movement.
AUTHORS : AURÉLIEN ARBET AND JÉRÉMIE EGRY WRITERS : AROE , C.B.S , DUMBO, HONET, KEGR, O’CLOCK, OS CURURUS, RATE, ROCKY, REMIO, SCAN, SMASH, THE E.R.S . 13 GRAFFITI WRITERS, 2 YEARS, 600 UNPUBLISHED POLAROIDS