Photo Essay: Graphic Graffiti in a Dark Waterloo Tunnel

Goodmorning!

Since my photography course ended in December, I haven’t really been doing any creative photography anymore, which is a shame if you ask me! I had a free day yesterday, and thought about something to see, do or photograph. I felt bold and decided to visit the Leake Street tunnel, which runs under the platforms of Waterloo Station. While the Eurostar terminal was still located at Waterloo, this tunnel served as a road for vehicular traffic.  Nowadays, this tunnel is notorious for its street art, the whole tunnel covered from floor to ceiling in graffiti. Leake street tunnel is a place where street art is tolerated and even encouraged. The artwork changes regularly; you never see the same artwork twice. A very famous street artist called Banksy used to have graffiti works in this tunnel, but they have been ‘painted over’ by other artists, a process which goes on and on in this tunnel.

There’s a few normal photos, but also some artistic ones. I played around with light, perspective, colour and movement. I can imagine that not everyone will appreciate graffiti art, it might not be their taste. Personally I found the tunnel, though sketchy, very interesting and I think it can definitely be considered as a genuine piece of communal art.

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2 comments

  1. Awesome post Roos! :D

  2. Cool pics, great Graffiti!!!

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