Hip hop is an American cultural movement started in 1970’s that later it got broadcasted all over the world and became a lifestyle and a form of protest and anti-system culture.
KRS1 who is a philosopher and teacher of American hip hop, declares that hip hop is made out of different elements such as music-includes production and rapping, graffiti, break dancing, beat boxing, street socialization and etc.
Iran’s graffiti had an average amount of growth over the past few years and played its role of protesting and on the streets in a proper way.
Today’s Iranian graffiti artists are in an age range of 10 to 40 years that they often face varies difficulties due to the fact that this type of wall paintings are prohibited and they to use locations uneasy to access or ?
Gooyan, a 21 years old artist who has started doing graffiti for more than a year and he is trying to find his personal style in graffiti and wall painting.
He often spends his Friday’s drawing graffiti on a canal in Vardavard district on the suburbs of west of Tehran.
Gooyan studies graphic and pay his study expenses from customized paintings, designing and so on and as a way to broadcast his objection to the current situation, he paints the walls and puts his mark across the town.
A day with Gooyan includes accompanying him from morning till evening and living in a graffiti vibe with paints and color sprays.
This collection is a start of a photographical one-day journey of different graffiti artists throughout Tehran that its first episode started with Gooyan. With a hope that supporting underground artists will be continued.