2002 - Collected during my summer holidays. Good / bad /
nice / ugly / innovative / conservative ... everything.
I'm not a graffiti practitioner, so my opinions may
differ from the mainstream.
Oldenburg, a mid-sized
town in Norther Germany. I photographed all the graffiti
that I met.
This is a real random
sample. Everything is included. I made no selection. What
you see is what you get.
Anarchists on the wall of
the police station. Hit and run ?
High up - I'm jealous -
how did they get there ?
A closed underpass, richly
A very nice one, at the
back of a house.
A bit too rough for my
Nice frogman sticker .
Teddy bear in chalk -
The painters foundation.
A very nice poster near
the swimming pool .
The other side of the
Maschen, a big train-yard
and small train station south of Hamburg. I rather liked
this tag with it's humanoid shape.
Some quick and dirty tags.
But notice the stark
sticker in the top right corner. Here it is again on the
The following tag is less
Just like these ones under
Nice calligraphy here.
A Hamburg insider writes me - This one
was done by Deosa NMK, he did a lot of Hardcore
Cant'you read stupid! It
says "for green glass only" ...
... that does not include
The ones in the bus stops
have survived 4 years ...
... good paint, not bad
But in the distance I
could see this one on the train-viaduct. I like the
I caught this
Australian-aboriginal piece from the Hamburg S-bahn.
A Hamburg insider writes me - OZ did this
And on all the roofs !
These guys get everywhere .
The smiley author is said to
have made 120.000 tags in Hamburg. He's 50 years old and
sits in jail for 2 years because of his tags.
These smileys were
everywhere near the railway and metro lines ...
... a simple but effective
graphic design ...
... I like that.
And their author didn't
hesitate to climb on a ballustrade above the railway. A Hamburg insider writes me: - These ones
are by OZ, the most famous Tagger in Hamburg, and he's
about 50 years old, he's crazy (he did the smiley
too, and a lot of other names)
High on a house near the
main station. Nice work. How do they get up there?
A Hamburg insider
writes me: - This one was done by Wort (Hamburg) and Dair
A lot of the stickers had
different purposes (like package adressing) but had been
re-appropriated for tagging. I found this quite
interesting. Official stickers with illegal graffiti ...
On the train from Hamburg
It was late and the light
is bad, I know.
A Hamburg insider
writes me: - BK done by Mozes, one of the best Crews, cuz
they do a lot of trains!
And some nice and historic
graffiti I saw on the "Externsteine". I like
the lettering, neat and legible. More than 100 years old
These ones were taken from
the car while driving home.
Somewhere between Hamburg
It is difficult to get
them sharp and clear when you're driving 140 km/h.
and greetings to all those writers who will probably
never see this website!
if you like it ...
Mail me at kazil a.t euronet d.o.t nl
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