Urban Poetry
A Photographic Essay

By Laura Russell
Portland, Oregon: Simply Books, LTD, 2002. Edition of 200.

9.5 x 8.5"; 18 pages. 16 original photographs taken by Laura Russell. Archival digital printing on Superfine paper. Post-bound with handmade paper covers. Titles on front cover in red spray paint.

Urban stencil graffiti captured by the artist's digital camera.

Laura Russell: "'Stop the Bombing' and 'Love is a Revolution'. These are just two examples of stencil graffiti found and photographed by the artist. The graffiti carries anti-consumer, anti-war, and pro-love messages and creates poetic and profound statements about the social issues of our times."