Pattaya Graffiti on Flickr: This is my little sideline project: I'm currently running around Pattaya to document all the Graffiti found here. It seems to be the trend, to use Graffiti, in some respects, as a form of unofficial advertising for local tattoo shops etc. These works however, are not as prolific or wide spread as one might find in western cities; predominantly found around the Sukhumvit Rd and Pattaya Klang area of the city (in a building I refer to as the Bat Cave). And, exhibit more like a gallery of works, rather than random street art; less intellectual than Banksy, nevertheless, they exhibit a high-quality of workmanship by accomplished street artists.
I had no idea why I started this project. I just started with appreciation in mind of the work I kept stumbling upon. After playing around with my photo in satire of, "The Sartorialist" (Above). Then, while racing around, and looking for a new place to live. I discovered several works which I later wanted to photograph, and that first series started my blog concept - a fully blown photo documentary project on Pattaya Graffiti. A BIG thanks goes out to all the artists and models... Enjoy:
Work by Ben Hodson
Title: Pattaya Graffiti
Description: Graffiti and Urbex in and around Pattaya-Bangkok
Equipment: Nikon Coolpix L120 & Nikon D5100
Concept to Completion: On Going