Burn City : Melbourne's Painted Streets
Melbourne – aka 'Burn City' – is internationally renowned for its street art. For more than twelve years Lou Chamberlin has been photographing its painted streets, capturing the most memorable pieces of this ephemeral art form and creating an ongoing record of the city’s robust street subculture. These pages showcase the best of the city, including the ‘burners’ – the pieces so hot they’re ‘burning’ off the wall.
Burn City features artwork by both international and local artists. The pieces have been divided into themes, including chapters called 'The Face', 'Fauna', 'Storytelling', 'Abstraction', 'Social Issues', 'Streetscape' and 'Same Wall New Paint', which documents the evolving artworks on the same wall over several years.
About the Author
Lou Chamberlin has been photographing street art around the world for ten years. When Lou's not travelling, camera in hand, she lives in Melbourne.