Alex Fakso. Fast or die
Alex Fakso, a prominent artist in the contemporary street art scene, started photographing at the age of thirteen when he got hold of a camera in order to record his own pieces on trains. Since then, Fakso has never stopped rubbing shoulders with the underworld, being part of the Writing movement since the early 90s and at the same time becoming its direct narrator. Fast or Die is Alex Faksos latest photographic project, which came to life after four years of travelling around the world, from London to the US, and as far as Russia and Japan. Metropolitan narratives are immortalized in 60 shots: portraits of people running, taking the subway, sleeping on docks, sneaking into tunnels. Fakso follows his subjects taking part in the action, moving along with them, following them until he manages to document instants and moments of their days, thus creating snapshots that contain stories, details and sensations. This time Fakso expands his view beyond graffiti and tracks a robust framework of the metropolitan scenario embracing the people who inhabit it. Here are Images of ordinary people, common people plunged into the underground chaos; Fast or Die is a powerful photo strip describing the world through the subways. A reportage of the contemporary underground.