This project comes from Mark Massey, a self taught photographer living between London and Essex. A good photographer always seems to be aware of their surroundings and Marks project is a clear representation of that fact. His work focuses on the road markings sprayed on the street by council or street workers to aid repairs. Highlighting a small and overlooked part of the city that narrates its constant, ever-changing, re-planning and re-building of our towns and cities.
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Mark’s day job is as a magazine designer and mark explains this has an influence over the work he produces. Working in a design heavy environment you tend to find yourself in a constant awareness of typography and this seems evident with Mark’s work. Noticing that these street annotations are getting more and more common, they have become a form of art or legitimatised graffiti.
To produce work on one subject often means you come to a larger understanding that others have not realised. Mark’s work brought him to realise the underlaying colour code that exists among the utility companies, red for electricity, blue for water, yellow for gas etc.