Poet Fool is a photo-book containing a catalogue of raw graffiti documented from public spaces across Europe and beyond. Presented as a visual essay, it forms a collective snapshot of our time through unfiltered human expressions of love and hate, freedom and control, hope and despair.
Some poetic, others foolish, but all of it real and evocative.
Often familiar, sometimes challenging and occasionally uncomfortable, the book offers a selection of randomly found words and symbols reflecting common threads and recurring themes in contemporary society. It features visual residues left behind by anonymous people, including handwritten messages, protest stickers, stencils, guerrilla posters and love locks. They refer to different subjects ranging from personal confessions and political statements, to broken fragments of stories, ideas and conversations.
Due to the nature of the subject, some images may contain offensive or sensitive material including strong language, sexual references, and controversial themes, all of which play a part in the book’s conceptual narrative within the context of social study through art.