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Lockdown photographer captures graffiti wall art in Bishop's Stortford park




Talented young artists who regularly decorate Bishop's Stortford's graffiti wall have had their expressive works captured by a photographer who first discovered them while out walking during lockdown.

Alison Creagh, 56, of Cox's Gardens, was undertaking an Open University course in digital photography when the Covid-19 restrictions hit in March. She started going out for a daily walk around the town and came across the wall near the skate park in Sworder's Field and decided to record the images for her coursework.

"I was getting my daily walk in when I found the park, which I'd never been to before as I'm quite new to the town. I would walk past the wall and then realised that it was a different picture every so often," she said.

Graffiti art captured by Alison Creagh (42557790)
Graffiti art captured by Alison Creagh (42557790)

"I'd just started the course and so got into the habit of going past the wall once or twice a week with my camera to take a few photos. I thought it was a nice way to show all the different skills they have, and when you look at them closely you see how much detail and work goes into their art.

"They really are great images and it was lovely to see. I think the wall's a great idea and it fits in nicely with the landscaping down there."

Although having successfully completed her course, Alison still walks to Sworder's Field regularly with her camera and is now considering doing another photographic project.



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