Melbourne Monthly Madness – January (belated) 2014

Ok, So I am a few months behind on what’s been happening in Melbourne since the start of the year. Summer in Melbourne is always action packed with lots happening. Here’s some of my favourite work from January. February and March posts coming soon.

AllThoseShapes is always capturing all the happenings on the street. I’m loving Akemi Ito‘s stencils that seem to be popping up everywhere lately, I not only like the imagery but also his process drawing, inking and cutting each stencil from scratch. Good to see some new stencils. A great paste by Lifetime Stickyfingers and I love these abstract pieces by Quellle Atak and Madmax. AllThoseShapes also released his new book Figment – which is available here. A great book.

Akemi Ito - Photo by AllThoseShapes
Akemi Ito. Photo by AllThoseShapes.
Lifetime Stickyfingers - Photo by AllThoseShapes
Lifetime Stickyfingers. Photo by AllThoseShapes.
Quelle Atak - Photo by AllThoseShapes
Quelle Atak. Photo by AllThoseShapes.
Madmax - Photo by AllThoseShapes
Madmax. Photo by AllThoseShapes.

David Russell, chief photographer at Invurt, has really stepped up his game lately and has captured some amazing photos. I have also included a couple of shots below Dave’s by Roberth Pinarete Villanueva, a new photographer in Melbourne, to show the contrast in styles. I love what Roberth does and his shots give you an amazing and different perspective of the works. Roberth takes photos from all angles and then combines them, with stunning results.

Adnate and Two One - Photo by David Russell
Adnate and Two One. Photo by David Russell.
Adnate and TwoOne - Photo by Roberth Pinarete Villanueva
Adnate and TwoOne. Photo by Roberth Pinarete Villanueva.
Adnate and TwoOne - Photo by Roberth Pinarete Villanueva
Adnate and TwoOne. Photo by Roberth Pinarete Villanueva.
Kaffeine - Photo by David Russell
Kaffeine. Photo by David Russell.
Kaffeine - Photo by Roberth Pinarete Villanueva
Kaffeine. Photo by Roberth Pinarete Villanueva.

Awesome pieces by Putos, Style, Straker and TwoOne. I’ve also included a shot of Keith Haring‘s mural painted in the 80’s which was recently restored (and if you look closely some idiot has tagged it already, hmmm).

Putos - Photo by David Russell
Putos. Photo by David Russell.
Straker - Photo by David Russell
Straker. Photo by David Russell.
Style - Photo by David Russell
Style. Photo by David Russell.
TwoOne - Photo by David Russell
TwoOne. Photo by David Russell.
Keith Haring (restored) - Photo by David Russell
Keith Haring (restored). Photo by David Russell.

One from StreetsmART featuring Senekt‘s infamous fingers  alongside another stencil by Akemi Ito.

Senekt & Akemi Ito - Photo by StreetsmART
Senekt & Akemi Ito. Photo by StreetsmART.

And to finish off the month, here’s my picks from Dean Sunshine’s top ten – great pieces by Shida, Senekt and DEAMS.

Shida - Photo by Dean Sunshine
Shida. Photo by Dean Sunshine.
Senekt - Photo by Dean Sunshine
Senekt. Photo by Dean Sunshine.
DEAMS - Photo by Dean Sunshine
DEAMS. Photo by Dean Sunshine.

Photos courtesy of Dean Sunshine, David Russell, AllThoseShapes, StreetsmART and Roberth Pinarete Villanueva

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    Yawn. Same ol’ same ol’. No wonder this stuff gets next to no likes.