A collaborative photo project imagines a world where street artists have carte blanche — Colossal

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Victoria Villasana, Picasso’s Arena near Paris. All images courtesy of Joseph Ford, shared with permission

What would artists create if every surface in the world could become a canvas? Joseph Ford—of Invisible Sweaters fame—answers this question in a new project called Dual socket. In collaboration with eight street artists, including Peeta (previously), Levalet (previously) and Victoria Villasana (previously), Ford reimagines the possibilities of public spaces otherwise inaccessible due to scale, security concerns or restrictions.

To begin the project, Ford photographed the locations, which include the Pantheon, the Seven Sisters cliffs in Sussex and the center of a freeway in Los Angeles, then handed enlarged prints to the artists. Once their additions were complete, he went back to the original sites and documented the changed images from the original backdrop. Playful and imaginative, the juxtaposed photos envisage “a parallel universe where (the artists) have total artistic freedom”.

Buy the limited-edition prints and get a behind-the-scenes look at Ford’s process on its site.

Levalet, Brighton Marina, UK

Ador, The Pantheon, Paris

Peeta, Shoreham Cement Works

Ador, Seven Sisters, UK

Denis Meyers, National Theater London

JanIsDeMan, Balcome Viaduct, UK

Morely, Los Angeles

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