13 from 2013 : Ray Mock “Kuma by the Water”


Happy Holidays to all you stupendous and talented and charming BSA readers! We thank you from the bottom of our socks for your support this year. The best way we can think of to celebrate and commemorate the year as we finish it is to bring you 13 FROM 2013 – Just one favorite image from a Street Art or graffiti photographer that brings a story, a remembrance, an insight or a bit of inspiration to the person who took it. For the last 13 days they will share a gem with all of us as we collectively say goodbye and thank you to ’13.



Today Ray Mock, photographer, writer and publisher of the Carnage graffiti zine, shares an image he shot in 2013 of Kuma, whose piece is stylized to reflect the movement of the water it is near.


Kuma. New York City 2013 (Photo © Ray Mock)

Kuma is one of Mock’s favorite subjects to shoot as he travels continuously through New York catching shots of graffiti that he loves.

“I am obviously a little biased,” he says, “but to me this piece in particular represents the best of what graffiti can be. It’s inventive and original, yet respectful of graffiti tradition, contextually relevant, cleanly executed, and done entirely without permission.”



Artist: Kuma
Location: New York. 2013




Check out our Brooklyn Street Art 2013 Images of the Year by Jaime Rojo here.


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