Title: London Burners
Author: Jete Swami
Size: 1.9 x 19.7 x 24.4 cm /0.7 x 7.7 x 9.8 inch.
A young photographer explores the artistry and adventure that goes into the incredible graffiti of London’s overground and underground trains. Some of the most outrageous graffiti art in the world barrels through the city of London in a blur of color. These moving canvases and the people who create the dubs or burners are the subject of an electrifying collection of images by photographer Jete Swami. As a teenager, he hung out in sidings and soon learned to paint trains, all the while taking photos and filming his friends–which he continues to do today. In revealing interviews with the photographer, these artists speak out about the joys and dangers of bombing and burning their tags, throw-ups and pieces on to London transport. In addition to vibrant reproductions of the works themselves are shots of the artists as they work under cover of night or scramble to avoid arrest. A unique collection of London’s most dazzling high-speed train art, London Burners captures the intensity of this most urban of artistic expressions.
The vibracy of the colours in this book are unreal. High quality photography is evident on virtually every page along with some nice chase stories & short interviews with other writers. I do get the impression London’s Burners is something of a massage to Boms’ ego seeing as the majority of it is dedicated to his panels, but I won’t front I think his style is banging.
This is no nonsense hardcore graff book which reps London in the 2000s and these are few and far between.
Full to the brim of 100% train action from the UK Capital. A classic London graffiti book.