From the Editor:
In the past I breezed by destroyed posters and flyers that amass on construction worksites and abandoned buildings with little thought. Thanks to the work of photographer Vinny Cornelli I have learned to see them entirely differently – like Earth Science, like strata; a layer of text or design or photography with internally consistent characteristics that distinguishes it from contiguous layers. The destruction and consequent revealing of shapes, color, and texture create haphazard new compositions. Sometimes it doesn’t work, but hell yeah, some times it does, and Vinny is always on the lookout.
From photographer Vincent Cornelli:
After my recent trip photographing street art in Hamburg, it brought me back to some of the photos I took last summer in Paris, Berlin and Vienna. I thought it would make the perfect follow-up piece for my bi-weekly posts for BrooklynStreetArt.com. I think I would rather let the pictures speak for themselves. Hope you enjoy them.