In a Year of Art in Ad Places

Parker Day [photo for Art in Ad Places by Luna Park]
I last wrote about the Art in Ad Places project in February 2017, a few weeks into the year-long, anti-advertising marketing campaign. We’ve since completed our 52 week mission of replacing NYC phone booth ads with art. This Friday, we celebrate at Lucas Lucas with a show of my photographs of the project, each featured artist’s statement on why they participated, an installation from our friend Jordan Seiler, and a launch for the booklet we’re releasing about the project. Details of the show after some highlights below:

For Freedoms – Featuring Hank Willis Thomas [photo for Art in Ad Places by Luna Park]
Shepard Fairey [photo for Art in Ad Places by Luna Park]

Art in Ad Places | Exhibition, Book Launch, Celebration
January 26 – February 3, 2018
Opening: Friday, January 26, 7-10pm

Lucas Lucas
57 Conselyea Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Thursdays-Sundays 11am-7pm

L to Lorimer/G to Metropolitan

Hope to see you all there.

Luna Park’s Favorites for 2017

Between work and play, 2017 was an exceptionally busy year. I was fortunate to be able to revisit New Orleans, Berlin and Munich this year. New to me destinations included Mexico City, Detroit, Syracuse and Rochester! Click through for my graffiti, street art and ad takeover photo highlights from 2017…

top 60 for 2017

For photos of my biggest project of the year, surf over to Art in Ad Places. And if you are so inclined, you can follow me on Instagram and Twitter. Thanks for your support and all the best for 2018!

On the Roof of Mexico City’s MUJAM


A work trip brought me to Mexico City earlier this year, where I made a beeline for the weird & wonderful toy museum, El Museo del Juguete Antiguo México (MUJAM). The interior of the building houses an impressively comprehensive collection of vintage toys. Spread over multiple floors, the collection is sure to delight and strike a nostalgic chord with all ages. The exterior of the building is just as fabulous, with almost every available surface covered in murals. But no visit is complete without a stop on the marvelous rooftop. Here’s some of what I saw.


alegria del prado







alina kiliwa



fede kane

All photos © Luna Park. If you enjoy my photos, may I suggest you pick up a copy of my book? ;p

Parisian Trucks

seno skyze

Last December, I had the pleasure of spending a week in Paris with my parents. Between visiting art museums, touristic sightseeing and getting to know my local boulangerie & fromagerie, I managed to catch some great graff trucks, largely in the 11th, 13th and 20th arrondissements.






fyme saxo vapski regal souley blah

regal vapski sezy souley

fyme vapski regal souley

vapski pal



Previously on The Street Spot: PAL in Paris, The Walls of Vitry-sur-Seine

All photos © Luna Park. If you enjoy my photos, may I suggest you pick up a copy of my book? ;p

Munich’s Positive-Propaganda

With my employer’s headquarters based in Munich, I regularly make trips to the Bavarian capital. Though I’m there for work, I always make time to take in some of the local sights. On a visit in September 2014, I was delighted to come across a giant wall by the Berlin-based artist, Kripoe. It was a perfectly serendipitous moment: bleary-eyed, jetlagged and rushing to work for an early morning continuing education session, this wall greeted me as I stepped off the tram outside the office.

kripoe [Read more: Kripoe for Positive-Propaganda]

With a little digging, I discovered this wall was a 2012 joint initiative between Amnesty International and the Munich-based non-profit arts association, Positive-Propaganda, who are “dedicated to establishing contemporary and socio-political art in urban spaces”. Amazingly, they had been able to convince the notoriously aloof artist to paint his first legal wall, titled “Hände hoch für Waffenkontrollel!” (“Hands Up For Gun Control”).

Around the corner, also on the grounds of the Schwere Reiter art center, I came across another Positive-Propaganda wall by the Spanish artist Aryz.

aryz [Read more: Aryz for Positive-Propaganda]

After an absence of two years, I returned to Munich in November 2016 for a 3-day software training. With only a Sunday afternoon of free time at my disposal, I hit the ground running, determined to see the walls Positive-Propaganda had helped produce since my last visit. With walls by Blu, Escif, Ericailcane, and Shepard Fairey, the organization had managed to attract some of the most socially conscious artists active on the streets to their cause. No mean feat in an era of increasingly vapid and purely decorative mural festivals…

blu [Read more: Blu for Positive-Propaganda]

escif [Read more: Escif for Positive-Propaganda]

ericailcane [Read more: Ericailcane for Positive-Propaganda]

obey paint it black [Read more: Shepard Fairey for Positive-Propaganda]

All photos copyright Luna Park. If you enjoy my photos, may I suggest you pick up a copy of my book? ;p

London Street Art & Graffiti RoundUp

Who would have guessed that bringing out a book would impact one’s ability to edit photos on time?! I’m finally caught up with photos from some trips from last year.

First up is a set from a two-week visit to London in July 2016. Many thanks to Mark, Dave, Alex and Remi for their hospitality.

Featuring work by Mad C, Mr. Cenz, Roa, Space Invader, Pejac, Cept, Felipe Pantone, Jana & JS, Mobstr, Dan Witz, C215, Fanakapan, Aida Wilde, Faith47, Jonesy, Phlegm, Banksy, Ben Eine, Sweet Toof, Paul Insect, Smells, Onesto, Oker, Zezao, Dscreet, Dmote, Edwin, Sony, Rowdy, Gerno, Goodchild, 2rise, Roids, SatOne, Jordan Seiler, Conor Harrington, Shok1, Remi/Rough, Toasters, Reka, Findac, Stinkfish, Wrdsmth, Alo, Steve Powers…

If you enjoy my photos, may I suggest you pick up a copy of my book? ;p

Interview on Brooklyn Street Art


Head over to Brooklyn Street Art for an interview about my new book, (Un)Sanctioned: The Art on New York Streets, and my thoughts on photographing street art and graffiti.

I’d be happy to continue the conversation with you in person at my book launch this Saturday, October 22! A limited supply of books will be on sale for a special book launch price.

Book Launch & Ad Hoc Art 10 Year Anniversary Show:
October 22, 2016, 6:00-10:00pm
17 Frost Theater of the Arts, 17 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Much love to Steve and Jaime for the support!

Announcing… (Un)Sanctioned: The Art on New York Streets

Layout 1I’m very proud to announce my first book, (Un)Sanctioned: The Art on New York Streets, the culmination of a decade of obsessively keeping up with NYC graffiti and street art. (Un)Sanctioned presents a photographic overview of art found on NYC streets, covering a vast spectrum of styles, mediums and techniques, running the gamut from illicit handstyles to guerilla sculptural installations to full-blown production murals done with permission. The 192 page hardcover volume, published by the UK’s Carpet Bombing Culture, is set to be released October 28. (Un)Sanctioned includes an introduction by art critic Hrag Vartanian, an essay by yours truly, and contributions from artists Elbow-Toe, Leon Reid IV, Jordan Seiler, Garrison and Alison Buxton, and Fade.

big-adhoc-xA book launch and signing will take place in conjunction with the 10 Years of Ad Hoc Art anniversary exhibition at 17 Frost Gallery on October 22.

(Un)Sanctioned: The Art on New York Streets
Release date: October 28, 2016
Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture
ISBN: 978-1-908211-33-0
Price: $29.95

Book Launch: October 22, 2016, 6:00-10:00pm
Location: 17 Frost Theater of the Arts, 17 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211