Author: Nils Müller
Dimensions: 30,5 x 24,5 x 2 cm. / 12 x 9.6 x 0.8 inch
With his VANDALS book Nils Müller gives the world a new and most certainly an even deeper insight into the graffiti- scene. His pictures in VANDALS, which were taken within a timespan of 7 years, are separated into 10 chapters, that show the different world metropolis. Müller captures their unique characters in his photos. Whether it be London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, New York, Bucharest, Seoul or Caracas. The vivid pictures bring the beholder right into the events. Those photos are even more highlighted by his tales. Again he accompanied artists like Same, Pilchi, Atom, Motiv, Creme, MOSES and TAPS™, Luce, F-ups, and All and Moa. Another landmark in the documentation of the world wide trainwriting scene!
Photographer Nils Müller focuses exclusively on Graffiti Writing on trains as the über vandalism in cities such as New York, Paris, Caracas, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Milan and Seoul. Müller writes each chapter introduction from a distinctly personal point of view, sharing his observations about each photo series and “mission.” The reader joins the excitement as the author evades motion detectors, scales barbed wire fences, and travels subway tunnels under the cover of darkness. The cities’ infrastructures (usually wet with paint) are front and center throughout, but the major players of global train writing, such as Same, Atom, Motiv, Creme, MOSES & TAPS, Luce, F-ups, All, and Moa make appearances too.
Like his first publication, Blütezeit, Vandals depicts the curiously global phenomenon of graffiti on trains – a movement that remains illegal even as it penetrates the world of mainstream art.
Vandals provides insight into a hidden movement that is dangerously appealing. Instead of simply photographing the finished works, Müller documents the process behind it. Across 192 pages, Vandals reveals the atmosphere, emotional tension, passion and teamwork behind each act of urban vandalism.