The Walls Speak - Miami Street Art - OJ AND CIGS

The Walls Speak – Miami Street Art

04.04.17

The world is our runway…and our canvas too. 

photography & video shot and edited by Nelson Dellis | Nelson’s YouTube

Thanks to the prominent urban art scene in Puerto Rico I’ve been a fan of street art and murals ever since I was a kid. It’s like the walls are speaking a form of street poetry, if you will, and I’ve always felt a connection with it. A lot of people seem to feel this way as Wynwood – Miami’s prime art hub – has now become a major tourist attraction. The walls are covered in gargantuan, albeit beautiful works by established muralists from around the world. While I LOVE murals and consider it a positive form of community beautification, i can’t help but wonder about the smaller visual poets and painters (NOT to be confused with the tagging vandals). Where can their “voices” be heard? Enter abandoned factories and cavernous warehouses. It’s quite special to discover an old structure that was once bustling with life, now taken over almost post-apocalyptically by a mix of nature and aerosol. My friend Nelson and I shot this in Wynwood (points if you can guess where), and came across an artist trying to finish his artwork, while simultaneously swatting at bees. It was funny to see nature trying to reclaim this land, but I felt for the guy. He was just trying to finish his little mural in peace.
Fashion may take a bit of a back seat in this post, because I sort of wanted to blend in with this magical place. I hope you like it! Scroll down for photos and outfit details <3 

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Filmed & Edited by Nelson Dellis | Hair by Laura OM | Sunglasses c/o ZeroUV | Top c/o SeventyTwo Brand | Jacket c/o Boohoo | Sneakers by Vans x Opening Ceremony 

  • Ali Rost

    This is absolutely incredible! I can’t imagine how long it took to create all the drawings. I know I’d want to stay a really long time and soak it all in! Just when you think you’ve admired it all .. there would be another detail. Thank-you for showing it to your readers!

    • Thanks girl! The place is actually pretty magical. If you’re ever in Miami, the whole area is a must-visit. <3

  • Gosh, I wish I read this before, when I was visiting Miami, this is a definitely ‘must see’ spot. Your outfit is awesome though, and I think you killed it with choosing the right place for the photo-shoot.

    • Thanks so much, Elena! Feel free to write me next time you’re in Miami!

  • I am a huge fan of street art as you can probably tell by looking at my blog and your right, I always saw it as a form of poetry. Your photos are beautiful! x

    • Thanks so much, Ana! And yes, I love your blog aesthetic! #greatminds

  • I lvoe the photography here! All these graffiti’s are amazing and you looks stunning. Love your atitude in this pictures

    • Thank you for stopping by Surekha! See you on the blog and Instagram too 🙂

  • I love street art too and murals ♥. If a visit a new country I need to see them as it feels my heart with so much satisfaction. Love your photos.

  • Oh wow! I now want to visit Miami! These pictures are incredible! I love street art, awesome!

    • Come by and visit anytime, and don’t forget to write me! I love to be tour guide!