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This was me before I discovered graffiti, I wandered aimlessly through life with little direction or motivation…..

It’s a slight exaggeration of course, basically the kids grew up and I was at that awkward stage of rediscovering ‘self’, whatever that is.

I’ve been a keen amateur photographer from being a teenager and was amazed when I discovered the street art scene in Sheffield. It was quite by chance, about 4 years ago, through a piece by Phlegm. I rapidly realised there is a whole different world out there, populated by hugely talented people I had known nothing about, much of there work hidden in places you’d never think to look. I’ve been documenting through my photos as much of their art as possible ever since and my message is simple – I’ve seen this, you should see it too.

It started as a hobby but became more and more of an obsession, although I concentrate mainly on Sheffield, I have been starting to wander further afield, the more I see, the more I want to see.

I have met quite a few artists on my journey and have made some good friends. I also know a few like-minded individuals who are as driven as me, good to know I’m not the only one, in fact there are quite a few of us out there.

One artist called me Sheffields’ own Martha Cooper, a humbling compliment and very much appreciated. I hope I can live up to it. The Legendary Martha is still getting out there photographing american graffiti, in her 60’s, if I can emulate her I’ll be truly happy.

 

Comments ( 17 )

  1. / ReplyLittle bits of Sheffield
    Hi Fiona, The blog is looking terrific! I'm enjoying your work and have linked your website under my list of "Be Inspired" websites! No doubt I'll bump into you soon... Until then keep up the good work... Best wishes, N
    • / Replyfionaferret64
      Thanks Nigel, I'm really enjoying doing it. Just a pity I had to break my leg to find the time! Cheers Fiona
  2. / ReplyDave
    Hello Fiona, I just found your blog through the link from Postcard Cafe. It looks great and I'm really looking forward to reading future posts and seeing it develop. All the best, Dave
    • / Replyfionaferret64
      Thanks Dave, lost my way over the last few days, due to other influences, back on it now though, thanks again :) Fiona
  3. / Replycedds
    I don't know how I found your blog ... think it was meant to be. I love it! Thank you for sharing.
  4. / ReplyRizwan Ali
    Hey Fionna. Loving the pics. Im a fellow documenter based IN Birmingham . Looking to meet fellow documenters. Im on facebook as RIzwan Ali Dar. If you get time check out my pics. Speak soon.
  5. / ReplyMartin Turley
    Hello Fionna, Could you please contact me with regards to carrying out some work back in blackpool. Kind Regards Martin
    • / Replyfionaferret64
      Hello there Martin, How can I help you? My email address is fiona42@btinternet.com. Thanks Fiona
  6. / ReplyDave Robinson
    Hi I began photographing street art during a visit to Birmingham - where I visited a recreation area given over to street artists. I have recently started looking at Sheffield and have been amazed at the quality of work. Keep it up your site looks great. If you are interested I coudl also send some of my photsofor inclusion. Keep it up!!
  7. / Replyjane hewitt
    Love your blog and the artwork around Sheffield Will follow with interest thank you Jane
  8. / Replyrich
    Hi I have been looking to photograph some good graffiti and came across a factory I think its in derby and im sure on your page its the same place. Im just wondering would you share the location as it looks a great place its an abandoned factory and outer buildings I believe. Please let me know
  9. / Replynoelbp
    Hi Fiona I m french man living in Paris and travelling quiet a bit mostly through Europe and looking for Graffiti and street art in various places .I come to your blog by random and saw many great pics of artists I discover and that gives me an idea to come to visit your place to see some pieces .As I don't know your city ,is it easy to find some good walls .Thanks a lot and hope you ll come a day to Paris
    • / Replyfionaferret64 aka SRDH
      Hi! Thank you for looking at my blog. There are plenty of easy to find sites in Sheffield, others less so. If you contact me when you know you are coming to visit, I will happily give you some tips on locations. And yes I would love to go to Paris :)
  10. / ReplySte J
    I just came from Resa's blog, I think your site is fantastic and really inspires me to keep my eyes open. I don't live far from Sheffield and never knew how colourful and talented the area was until now.
    • / Replyfionaferret64 aka SRDH
      Thank you so much! I was like that once, I have missed so much that had gone before, graffiti and streetart pieces are generally so short lived, I look at everything differently now and try to find as much as I can!

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