RAP is a Paris originated writer who started doing graffiti in the early nineties. As member of maybe the most iconic French bombing crews U.V. and TPK he has not only been active as a hardcore writer of the capital, he also always kept documenting what was going on around him.
“I’m a graffiti addict, so I couldn’t imagine not taking pictures of others too. So I took pictures of everything I could. […] My aim is to share and save those archives.” (Interview on www.lectrics.fr in 2014)
Whether it has been tags in the streets or tunnels of Paris, heavily destroyed commuter trains, sometimes from all over Europe, or freight trains – RAP always kept an eye open for graff that was worth capturing. With the GRAFFALIFE series he started publishing parts of his big archive material in books and magazines, each with a thematic focus.
In STATIOS FANTÔMES RAP presents photos which have been taken in between 2000 and 2001 while he did explore several tunnels and shut down train stations (Saint-Martin, Champ-de-Mars, Croix-Rouge and Haxo) together with FUZI. The 2nd GRAFFALIFE issue is limited to 300 copies only and does not only include several traces by writers like XENON, HASER, O’CLOCK, SONIC, POZER and DYSTUR but also rare shots of mid and late 1980s pieces by ACRO and BANDO, our personal favorites!
64 pages, 23,8 x 28,5 cm
Release date: November 2011
Publisher: RAP / GRAFFALIFE