I'm In Miami Bitch - The Disappearing Street Art of Wynwood

I'M IN MIAMI BITCH! The Project, An Explanation.

By Andrew Kaufman aka AK FOTO

     Photography is the most permanent longest lasting proof of street art. There is no way to preserve street art except to photograph it before it fades, is toyed with, buffed or written over. Street art, by its very nature is a fluid art form, constantly evolving because of the landscape, materials, politics, weather etc.  

      It is through photography that street art can be conveyed to the world. Images of the artists and their works are reproduced and disseminated through books, magazines and the internet. 

I'M IN MIAMI BITCH! The Book

      One of the many elements of the project that has been created is a book. I worked with Charlie Calderin of DOINK Design in Miami on it's design. One of Charlie's favorite images from the project became the cover. It's been tagged with my handwriting. 

IIMB! The Book

IIMB! The Book

Elements of the book:

+Four color offset printing(CMYK)

+216 pages

+140gsm wood free matte art paper

+ A foreward by KENNY SCHARF

+Photographs and Essay by Andrew Kaufman

+Q&A with BOOKSIIII BISCHOF of PRIMARY PROJECTS

     The book was created to have a permanent and long lasting view of an impermanent art form. Wynwood has already changed, not a little but a lot! This book should serve as a memory of November and December 2012 and what happened on the streets of Wynwood during that time period. 

IIMB,

AK