Above the Law – Photos of Graffiti Artists by Phil America

Graffiti can be a controversial topic because it’s both illegal and artistic, but regardless of whether you think it’s closer to beautification or vandalism, it definitely requires an incredible amount of skill and dedication. Entering dangerous areas like metro tunnels or sneaking into train yards without drawing attention is not for the faint of heart. A fascinating project called ‘Above the Law‘ by Phil America gives a rare glimpse at the world and faces behind the graffiti. Phil’s ongoing series captures the adrenaline and audacity of graffiti artists renowned in the graffiti scene of various cities, such as Bilbao, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Vienna.

To see more of Phil’s photography, visit his website or facebook page. Pictures from his ‘Above the Law’ series have also been published in a book called Our Side of the Tracks.

Phil America Graffiti Artists

Phil America Graffiti Artists

Phil America Graffiti Artists

Phil America Graffiti Artists

Phil America Graffiti Artists

Phil America Graffiti Artists

Phil America Graffiti Artists

Phil America Graffiti Artists

Phil America Graffiti Artists

Phil America Graffiti Artists

Phil America Graffiti Artists

Phil America Graffiti Artists

Phil America Graffiti Artists

Phil America Graffiti Artists

Phil America Graffiti Artists




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Yann
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Very interesting, usually we only get to see pictures of graffiti. I really like to see those artists in action !

Chris Hurley
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Surprised to see a topic on graffiti, don’t like it.

elizabeth england
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I’m fascinated by graffiti…art? political statement? simple self expression? I photograph it whenever and wherever I can. On the east coast of the U.S. it’s painted over almost before it dries….those on the west coast guard it like museum art. I’d love to go find some in the midwest and see how they view it! Fabulous post. Thanks.

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