• Urban Ranger

    Urban Ranger
    • Artist Statement
      • Anyone living in an urban area is constantly exposed to street art (very different to graffiti). Typically created using spray paint and stencils or large prints and paste, street art addresses a variety of content largely based around popular culture and political commentary. I see it in the same way as those who create it - beautiful and representative of existence - an art form in itself. Some is enticing, some is forgettable and all is temporary. I strive to capture the interaction between the art and the environment, creating a record of these works whilst they exist.

    • Biography

      • Concentrating on the evolving nature of street art graffiti, Ranger's photography captures a timeline of competing efforts and messages. The result is a rich compendium of texture, color and form that juxtaposes energy with urban decay. It is a unique expression of environmental art which is made all the more beautiful by time and weather.

    • Interview
      • What is your favourite film of all time?
        The Godfather

        What music are you currently listening to and why?
        Eagles, I enjoy their laid back vibe

        Which living artists do you most admire and why?
        Annie Leibovitz, her photography is both unique and honest

        Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?
        Cecil Beaton, his style remains classic and an inspiration for generations

        Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
        William Kentridge, beyond the imagination, a genius.

        What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?
        Question Why? Answer – why not?

        What/ who inspired you to be an artist?
        Man Ray

        Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any, the significance of this location is
        Anywhere I can carry a camera

        What do you like most about being an artist?
        The continual and exciting search for the next frame.

        What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
        None - the next great shot. 

        What are your plans for the coming year?
        To take many more photographs