I’ve decided to make the first blog post on my recent venture to one of the most coolest places in London town. Would you believe the Leake Street Tunnel, hidden under Waterloo train station is an authorised area where you can watch street artists plying their graffiti trade with maximum effect.
What drew me to the secret tunnel was the gritty underground nature of the graffiti. A friend and I decided to take a trip down recently on what probably felt like the coldest day in February, and I kid you not, it was one of the coolest places I’ve ever been to!
Literally from one end of the Leake Street Tunnel to the other the walls (and ceiling) were jam-packed with amazing graffiti that apparently never stays the same.
It was a little difficult to find at first even though we kind of knew where we were going . The murals were super impressive. Spray cans were everywhere and people filled the tunnel gazing in amazement as the artists got down to work.
Hands down, this place is a definite must see if you’re into terrific, mind-boggling street art.
Fun fact: The process behind these images.
The tunnel was full from top to bottom with colourful graffiti. My aim was to highlight the richness of the murals even in the most darkest of areas in the tunnel. For certain parts I had to increase the shutter speed to combat some of the lighting and even reduced it where I saw fit to capture the light that hit certain parts of the tunnel which gave off perfectly shadowed areas.
Peace and love guys,