A Collaborative Photo Project Imagines a World Where Street Artists Have Free Rein

Victoria Villasana, Les Arenes de Picasso near Paris. All images courtesy of Joseph Ford, shared with permission

What would artists create if all of the world’s surfaces could become a canvas? Joseph Ford—of Invisible Jumpers fame—responds to this question in a new project called Double Take. Collaborating with eight street artists including Peeta (previously), Levalet (previously), and Victoria Villasana (previously), Ford reimagines the possibilities of public spaces that are otherwise inaccessible due to scale, safety issues, or restrictions.

To begin the project, Ford photographed the locations, which include the Panthéon, the Seven Sisters cliffs in Sussex, and the center of a highway in Los Angeles, and then handed over enlarged prints to the artists. Once their additions were complete, he returned to the original sites and documented the altered images against the original backdrop. Playful and imaginative, the juxtaposed photos envision “a parallel universe where (artists) have complete artistic freedom.”

Shop the limited-edition prints and find behind-the-scenes looks at Ford’s process on his site.

Levalet, Brighton Marina, U.K.

Ador, The Pantheon, Paris

Peeta, Shoreham Cement Works

Ador, Seven Sisters, U.K.

Denis Meyers, National Theatre London

JanIsDeMan, Balcome Viaduct, U.K.

Morely, Los Angeles

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