Dja’louz – extraordinary

French graffiti artists have been setting the bar for quite a while. While we in the Netherlands have a tradition of readable graffiti or abstract, France artists embraced the wild style and embraced it as their own. One of my...

  • Author: Arden de Raaij

Base Elements Gallery – Barcelona

Barcelona is a magical city and one of the favourite CFYE destinations in Europe. From the amazingly relaxed squares in the Gracia barrio to the immensely crowded Ramblas area, it all has its charm. Of course, there’s another reason why...

  • Author: Arden de Raaij

Alice Pasquini – Cinderella pissed me off

The amazing Alice Pasquini has been awing us since we first laid eyes on her works. The Italian artist has a strong style with clear topics; everyday life with a focus on femininity. It only has been a year or...

  • Author: Arden de Raaij

Jonathan Dy – Multi Faceted

At times you just don't have enough information in one picture. Canadian photographer / painter Jonathan Dy must have thought so as he found out new ways to incorporate information into his photographs in form of multi-flash and reflection pictures....

  • Author: Arden de Raaij

Anne Barlinckhoff x Laser 3.14

Conceptual / documentary photographer Anne Barlinckhoff is a young, raw and energetic talent based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For her latest series she worked together with one of my favourite and most elusive street artists in Amsterdam: Laser 3.14. The...

  • Author: Arden de Raaij

Above – Blood diamond

World-citizen and international street-artist Above never fails to get our attention. Over the years we came to learn that Above is far more than the arrow pointing upwards; he also points his arrows at the crazy mishaps taking place on...

  • Author: Arden de Raaij

MTO – Douce France

Berlin based, French bred graffiti artist MTO has published an old series in the lights of the French elections of 2012. These paintings that should’ve been part of a larger series never saw the light of day due to a...

  • Author: Arden de Raaij

Florian Riviere – Urban hacktivist

You have to love today’s generation. Growing up with daily site hacks and ddos attacks by anon and other groups, we all know we can take matters into our own hands with ease. So why not apply this to real-time...

  • Author: Arden de Raaij

Corinne Vionnet – Photo Opportunities

When I first saw this series of Corinne Vionnet I thought it was consisted by paintings. It was a big surprise when, checking more carefully, I found out that these incredible images are, in reality, photographs. This fact changed my...

  • Author: Ana Paula Dan

The sound of Brutuzz

We welcome you to the first edition of our cracking monthly CFYE mixtape serie (Brraaaaapp). Our homie and dutch dubstep pioneer Brutuzz kicks the serie of with his deep, dark and meditative sound. The first 6 covers of the serie...

  • Author: Kaymir Stark

C215 – Prophets

Christian Guemy aka C215 never fails to impress with his new leaps through art. His newest exhibition, ‘Prophets’ takes place in a sacred 17th century Parisian church: Saint-Louis de la Salpétrière. In his own words the show calls for ‘religious...

  • Author: Arden de Raaij

10 years of Lastplak

The infamous Lastplak collective has been making the streets a better place for over ten years! To celebrate, the team of artists have released a book with ten years of Lastplak. The book perfectly illustrates how immensely productive this Rotterdam...

  • Author: Arden de Raaij

Terry O’Neill Reworked at Rook & Raven

The name Terry O' Neill might ring a bell with you all. The legendary celebrity photographer has had everyone who was anyone in the 60's and 70's in front of his camera. Brigitte Bardot, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Audrey...

  • Author: Arden de Raaij

A catch up with Bustart

Swiss born street artist Bustart is inseparably connected to the starting of CFYE. In 2006 – 2008 Kaymir and I roamed the streets of our hometown Amsterdam taking pictures of the tons of stickers, stencils, paste-ups and installations that were...

  • Author: Arden de Raaij

Lee Basford – Tohoku, Japan

Today it’s one year ago that an earthquake and tsunami shook up the Japanse pacific coast of Tōhoku. Last year we showed you the pictures shot on that day by our friend Charlie Kirk. To commemorate this tragedy we have...

  • Author: Kaymir Stark

Gantz5 – Not only, but also

We haven't featured too much Asian graffiti yet, but I'm hoping that is changing as we're getting more and more contacts in the far-east countries. Just recently we received an e-mail from the Gantz5 graffiti crew from Macau. Macua, located...

  • Author: Arden de Raaij

A small catch-up with A1one

Mad love for our friend A1one! The artist from Tehran, Iran is a pioneer in Persian graffiti and street art. He’s a true mixed media artist and creates work from ‘traditional’ graffiti, calligraphy / caligraffiti to stickers and stencils. His...

  • Author: Arden de Raaij

Timothy Cheng – Slow walking

Hong Kong based photographer Timothy Cheng never leaves the house without his camera. Living in a city renowned for its expansive skyline and a population of over seven million people must be a sort of paradise for every street photographer. Cheng began...

  • Author: Kaymir Stark

Catching up with Priest

It's been a while since we had a talk with our friend Priest!  The southern US based street artist has kept himself quite busy since we've last interviewed him and never fails to stir some controversy with one thing or...

  • Author: Arden de Raaij

There is something fishy about Gijs Vanhee

Since Gijs Vanhee is really kicking some nautical ass over in Belgium (click these or those underlined bits of text for some top notch examples), we felt the urge to have a little chat with the captain himself. (more…)

  • Author: Bjørn