"Give these people
Stencylvania.com is a growing photographic
archive, dedicated to the documentation of the streets of Helsinki.
The content is primarily photographic records of the post-graffiti
phenomenon - non-commercial stickers. Midst all the cold steel and
grey concrete there exists a strong and diverse eco-system. Even
in a hostile environment; Helsinki's strict zero-tolerance policy
against public expression, suspicious private security companies,
and the long jail sentences given to arrested street artists the
urban flora is flourishing. Witnessing the diverse manifestations
of these 'organic lifeforms' helps me breathe, it's as if they were
living plants producing oxygen! If there is an ideology informing
Stencylvania, it's freedom of thought.
Stencylvania was originally inspired by sites like