So, we’re about halfway through the Empty Walls festival … and so we sent photographer David Allen out and about in Cardiff to track the progress of the murals newly adorning our streets. Read on for his experiences, and also to see his ace pics.
The experience of following the Empty Walls project across the city was very exciting, as I had no idea what to expect from each mural. Walking from one side of the city to the other was worth finding these amazing pieces of art. It was made even better trying to pin point exactly where the art was, looking left and right, then turning a corner to find this giant piece of amazing art so different from the last.
Artist: DAN GREEN
Artist: LE SUPER DEMON
I was born in Cardiff. When I was three my family moved to Dubai, and moved back to Cardiff when I was eight, lived here ever since. Didn’t get into photography until I was eighteen, having just finished college and not knowing where I wanted my future to be, I picked up a camera and started taking photos. It started as a hobby, I spent a year teaching myself how to work a camera and started getting better and better.
Artist: PHIL MORGAN
After teaching myself to use a camera, I was determined that my future was in photography, because I thought why not make a living in what you love doing. So then I took a course in Foundation Art and Design focusing on photography at the University of South Wales Treforest campus. After receiving a merit for that course I’ve started my first year in photojournalism at University of South Wales Cardiff campus, so I can learn everything there is to know about being a photographer. So far I am loving every moment of it!
Dale Grimshaw and Ekstraterneks’ works are not completed yet, so I got a progress shot of each. David de la Mano’s work was completed but there were road works in the way and I couldn’t get a clear shot of it. All the other artists have yet to start their work. Keep your eyes on We Are Cardiff for when the festival has completed…
Artist: DAVID DE LA MANO
Artist: DALE GRIMSHAW
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