Jamie and the Graffiti Lot

Good evening everyone,

I have another portrait session here for your enjoyment. Yesterday I had a great shoot with my friend and fellow photographer Jamie Martina. We went to an abandoned lot just behind Pittsburgh Filmmakers on Melwood Ave that was covered in old graffiti. At some point the wall of the building was covered by an awesome mural but now most of the paint is chipping off. Adding to the derelict appearance was a rusting pick-up truck which Jamie fell in love with. If any of you are fans of the Original Magazine you may recognize this place from the cover of our fifth issue.

I really enjoyed using graffiti as a backdrop for a photo shoot and I hope to use more complex backgrounds in the future. Fortunately Pittsburgh is full of painted walls and alleyways. In these photos the background added an element of color and beauty but graffiti can also be used to create a sense of toughness or despair, since it is usually associated with crime and abandonment.

Well, without further ado, here are the photos:

All images copyright © Ohad Cadji Photography

One Response to “Jamie and the Graffiti Lot”
  1. Mimi says:

    These are marvelous, Ohad.

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