One week with 1up
Photographers Martha Cooper and Ninja K followed the prolific Berlin crew 1UP for a week. This book is the fruit of this illegal and unprecedented collaboration.
And the week was busy: the many photos immerse us in the first person in a long series of adrenaline-charged vandal actions: fire extinguisher tags, graffiti on the metro, trains, roofs, tunnels, street tags, without forgetting the inevitable whole cars in the station, at the alarm. The texts of Georg Bakunin (Vice Magazine) accompany the images with relevance.
Once again the 1UP have signed a book not to be missed, whether you are a fan of the punching actions of the German collective or more broadly wishing to know more about what graffiti is most raw and authentic.
Martha Cooper is a legendary photographer in the graffiti scene. From the 80s she immortalized New York subway graffiti. Co-author of the cult book Subway Art, considered by many to be the Graffiti Bible.
Ninja K. is a photographer based in Berlin.
Hardcover | Publisher: 1UP