Street art left to the elements doesn’t last long.
Sometimes that’s the point.
I’ve been around plenty of conservators who take great pains to protect valuable artworks. This often includes handling with gloves, protection from UV light, and even humidity-controlled vaults.
The irony of this is that the conditions for creation are the exact opposite. Drafty studios, curtain-less windows, and dirty hands are what you’ll find in a creative workplace.
I’m much more attracted to art that lives for the moment.
These two identical posters pasted to a transformer in Burbank are aging quite well. I hope that there’s more where that came from.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.