This series was made during a time when I was doing a lot of my work on the street,

I was inspired by and empathised with the work and dedication of the mysterious creators of the street art that filled much of the space I was inhabiting. I saw similarities between street photographers and graffiti artists. Both walk the blurred line between legal and illegal, acceptance and outlaw, both genres disparaged as throwaway and at the same time, celebrated as zeitgiesty, social media content.

Through a friend, I approached a group of artists who were painting legal walls in South London and spent several weekends shooting them as the worked. My focus was not finished work, but the process of creating the work and the artists themselves. The reactions to me from the individual artists ranged from friendly acceptance, through guarded indifference, to barely concealed hostility. The resounding message from most was ‘no faces’.