We have been introducing and recounting street art stories for a number of years now online and in front of audiences, and we find that it never fails to surprise people who learn that many of the images they see on the street are of actual people who live in their community.
By his own account, Lluís Olivé has been shooting images in the city of Barcelona for about 50 years: street scenes, demonstrations, parades, architectural details, tiles, iron work, doors, doorknobs, windows and of course, graffiti and street art.
Street art is intrinsically bound with its neighborhood and location in a city. Context and placement are key. So when a street artist is asked to create art about mapping a place, it is fascinating to see how they perceive it and with what manner and medium they present it.