Historic graffiti art in Macclesfield
To kick off 2024 I have decided to try to consolidate some of my pictures of graffiti art in various locations. Most of these photos are now historic records of ‘tags’ that have long since faded or been painted-over. I thought this was quite a pertinent subject in light of the governments recent crack-down on graffiti art – and personally, I think this is a shame!
I was also partly inspired to do these mini graffiti blogs after discovering that the quite extensive range of tags in the Wilmslow Road airport tunnels have all been painted over by the local authorities after being in-situ for several years.
The picture above shows a remarkable work / tag “Norekrek” that appeared on a secluded wall in Macclesfield, Cheshire. This was many years ago and the artwork has since faded to near invisibility, it is now also completely covered by foliage. It was defaced by other less talented taggers before it began to fade which is also a shame. I think it is always interesting to consider the meaning and intent of the artist(s) behind these works as so many of them like Norekrek are intriguing to say the least.
- Title: Macclesfield taggers
- Taken: 15 February, 2018
- Aperture: ƒ/4
- Shutter speed: 1/125s
- Focal length: 10mm
- ISO: 100
- Copyright: Oliver Wood, all rights reserved