The world of graffiti and street-art is a universe unto itself. Those who exist and operate within its realms often share passions far beyond simply tagging walls, painting canvases and throwing up stickers.
Night times spent dodging security, climbing over fences and scurrying through train tunnels, combined with daytimes spent dreaming up and seeking out the ultimate spots on which to daub throw-ups or tags leads naturally to an interest in the darker, less discovered, or neglected corners of our cities and world.
And so, The Lurkers came to be. The less we say about this unique collective the better – explore their world here and through their ever-intriguing blog. As they say themselves – they put the lurk in, so you don’t have to.
What are The Lurkers?
The Lurkers are a group of socially inept revellers, bound together by a communal sense of adventure and untoward pursuits. We’re based loosely in London, but with a foreboding worldwide out-reach.
Where do you lurk?
Everywhere and nowhere at once. Two key elements of lurking are omnipresence and guile. Frequently found in turbo folk raves in Eastern Europe or perilously perched in decrepit infrastructure – with an occasional foray into aristocratic soirées.
Why do you lurk?
Jesus Christ once said “Blessed are the lurkers for they tend to see what’s going on.” Do you want us to elaborate on JC’s words? Thought not.
It’s a coin toss whether to move our office to a motorway hotel in Bosnia and start working on extremely raw content exclusively in the Balkans, or to sell our whole concept to Ronald McDonald and then retire to a mountain lodge in Bavaria, only to surface once a year to shoot pharmaceutical products and do creative consultation sessions with Tesco.