Over the course of making PAY 2 PLAY, director John Wellington Ennis followed a number of street artists across Los Angeles. This new photo book, Where Else But the Streets, tells the story of LA's top street artists and the struggles they face getting their message out. Featuring Alec Monopoly, Free Humanity, LydiaEmily, Teacher, Obey, Mr. Brainwash, Banksy, and others. Available only through our Kickstarter campaign.
While a number of street artists appear in the film, this book is a compendium of interviews conducted for the documentary along with exclusive action photos. We will be posting photos and videos from these artists during our Kickstarter campaign with excerpts from the book.
But more than art pics or interviews, this is an oral history of a vibrant period in Los Angeles where street art thrived amidst a massive crackdown, and the looming success of Exit Through The Gift Shop inspired and divided an already contentious scene.