Copyright, North Street, Bristol, May 2016

302. North Street, Hennesseys

I have talked before about how street art appears and disappears…it is the ephemeral nature of it that drives me to capture and record it so that it should not be entirely lost forever. There is another aspect to the appearance and disappearance of street art that manifests itself in the shape of shutter art.

One can stroll up and down a street countless times and never see half of the art on offer, unless you do it on a Sunday, late in the evening or when shops are closed for some other reason.

Copyright, North Street, Bristol, May 2016
Copyright, North Street, Bristol, May 2016

This beautiful Copyright piece is a case in point. I cannot think how many times I have walked up and down North Street, but only once have I seen this piece. Of course I photographed it immediately. Street art in most of its forms, is not just about the art itself, but also about place and time, which I guess is part of the fascination.

Copyright, North Street, Bristol, May 2016
Copyright, North Street, Bristol, May 2016

There are similarities between this piece and the collaboration recently featured between Copyright and E. Lee.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

6 thoughts on “302. North Street, Hennesseys”

  1. I just wrote a whole paragraph…ok there’s this documentary on Banksy that’ll blow your mind how people steal work…I’m talking jackhammers and shit…all of his work is stolen and people sell it for millions…he gets no money but he makes bank on commissions…

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  2. I enjoy a lot of the murals on the metal gates, but you’re right – it can be quite difficult to catch them when the gates are done. My approach is to get up early on Sundays to go looking for them, as many of the stores open later on Sundays.

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