The first photo (the b&w one) was taken in in 2003 at Jeff’s wedding (he’s the guy 2nd to the right), and the latter picture was taken in 2008 at Nick’s wedding (also 2nd to the right). There was no degree of planning, we just thought it would be fun to re-do the original picture. The funny thing is, in the first picture, Nick, the next to get married, is on the far right. In the most recent photo, Matt is on the far right, and he’s getting married this coming year. See?! Crazy!! Does that mean…I’m next?! Are we predicting the future?!
Little known fact about me: I enjoy taking pictures of bathroom graffiti. Why? I’ve always found there to be something wretchedly beautiful about it, the fact someone sat there in their most personal of moments and scrawled words or pictures for others to see (even if, more often than not, said graffiti is rife with crassness).
At any rate, the beauty of living in an age where we have cameras built into our cell phones means I can take photographs of the more artsy, meaningful graffiti as I come across it at random, the stuff I just find brilliantly beautiful for whatever reason (be it color scheme, the drunken free verse, or even just the texture of the wall being written upon). So, going forward, I’m going to be posting a series of bathroom graffiti photos as I come across them in my day-to-day happenings in an attempt to immortalize an art-form looked over by most. My ultimately goal, when I have enough of these, will be to publish them in a book.
This first batch is a bit old, from September 2009 when I was vacationing in Australia. I believe all of these photos come from a single bar in Melbourne (although I forget the name of the establishment).