joanne lee

 

I keep my eyes open for the poems, manifestos, slogans, images and sometimes rather unfathomable things that get written in our cities. People frequently write their names; often there are protestations of love; sometimes there are offensive words or statements; and of course there are instances whose meaning is never quite so transparent. It is often this last category that interests me the most. The pictures below document the writing on urban walls in Brighton, London, Nottingham, Sheffield and New York; the examples come from streets, lavatories, bus stops, sea front shelters, train stations, hotels, universities, shops... For once, it’s not so much about the act of photography but more about the resonance of these curious messages as they join others. If you’re willing to listen there’s a conversation going on out there...

expressions of interest