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On Saturday, hundreds of photographers, designers, models, and graffiti artists traveled across the greater DC and Baltimore area to support what creator Luis Rosenfeld calls “a nonprofit fashion event and space for criminalized artists.”
Set in a century-old, dilapidated warehouse, the “Graffiti Warehouse” event was started in Baltimore in 2010 and takes place 4 times annually. It gives graffiti artists a space to legally practice their art, as well as providing a photography space unparalleled in terms of hipness, art, and uniqueness.
“We’re basically straddling the line between the hip, artsy neighborhood of Baltimore and the 'hood. We try to capture a bit of both, try to mix some of the urban grunge in with the photography” said event organizer Doug Clayton.
The drinks were flowing discreetly all afternoon, and the fun was beyond infectious.
Word on the street was that some local dubstep talent would be rocking the space late night for an old-school warehouse afterparty. Regrettably, I could not stay to witness it first hand.
For DC photographers, aspiring models, or appreciators of graffiti and street art, the Graffiti Warehouse is well worth the 40-minute train up from Union. As one designer was overheard saying, “Graffiti Warehouse IS the Baltimore underground.”
Good luck finding the door.
Photographers interested in the next event should contact Luis Rosenfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org.