Dean Lane

Shooting with my fav Black and White film, Graff and writings at the Deaner. So first you need a brief bit of history.

Dame Emily Park aka Dean Lane Skatepark was a place no sane person would enter unless you were skateboarding, sniffing glue or writing your name on one of the walls, back in the 1980’s. The Deaner is/was a ‘Hall of Fame‘, where many of the Bristol & Kingswood Graffiti Crew’s would produce productions, taking out whole walls, the rules were simple if you couldn’t better or burn a piece, don’t bother painting over it…

..by any means necessary (Stole the photo from Lokey, see more on his Flickr) painted by Pert, Kato, Shok1, Kilo, Skore, Daz, Infoe (R.I.P.), Verse, Tes

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Its also the place where Banksy first met the Dry Bred’z Crew or DBZ (and Yes its BRED’Z not Breadz as some may suggest)  The members were (I know I’m going to a miss a few people out, so will amend once I speak to Lokey) Vers, Tez, Lokey, Justa, Kato, Pert, Nach, Soker, Sorse, Shimz, Bush and Banksy

Now the deaner doesn’t get any huge productions anymore since the factory walls came down, and the Skate area of the park has been updated and modernised, so the wall space has changed a fair amount over the years.  My reasons for choosing Black and White film are simple, sometimes Graffiti, when it’s photographed in monochrome, can give a different feeling and change how the piece appears. I hope these images give you a sense of 1980’s Dean Lane…

Kineta Hill

Kineta Hill

Kineta Hill

Kineta Hill

Kineta Hill

 

 

 

Tangent Books – Beezer Exhibition

Tangent Books has an exhibition at the Boca Bar in Bristol, featuring the photography of Beezer, who documented the changing music scene in Bristol, the sound system of the Wild Bunch, who later became Massive Attack, feature heavily in the exhibition and book, titled ‘Wild Days‘.

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The exhibition runs until the 20th March, Boca Bar, can be found at the Paint Works.

Opening time’s are:

Mondays-Thursdays: 10.00am-11pm;
Fridays-Saturdays: 10.00am-1am (no entry after midnight);
Sundays: 10.00am-10.30pm.

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