London Street Art: Catching up with Virgin Atlantic
We love sharing our Hookedblog story with others and shouting out about some of the amazing street art we get to document and share on the website. So when an email dropped into our inbox from Virgin Atlantic we were only too happy to have a chat with them about street art and specifically the London Street Art scene for an article on the subject.
Virgin Atlantic wanted to give their customers travelling to London an introduction to the London street Art scene and with this feature for their Virgin Atlantic Ruby blog they met up with everyone from street art tour operators to street art culture experts, and festival organisers who revealed how we have reached 'this exciting point in urban art history.'
Hookedblog founder and photographer Mark Rigney spoke to Virgin Atlantic sharing with them his story of discovering street art and setting up a website to document and showcase the work, Mark says; “I had stumbled upon this sub culture, and I started to discover works plastered across walls, doors, lampposts and street furniture. Once your eyes are open to it and you start to look around, you become hooked, and the city never looks the same again. It becomes this huge outdoor gallery.”
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Virgin Airlines also caught up with fellow street art photographer Dave Stuart, who runs the award winning Shoreditch Street Tours in London. Also featured in the article is Lois Stavsky, founder of US street art site Street Art NYC as well as East London’s End Of The Line who speak about their involvement with the graffiti festival Meetings Of Styles in London.
If you are planning to travel to London and have an interest in street art, you can read the entire article 'A guide to London’s Street Art scene' over on the Virgin Atlantic Ruby blog here.
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