Hello My Name Is: Shels

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Name: Shels
Crew: Perrier
City/Country: Seattle, USA
When did you start writing? early 2000’s

What’s graffiti for you? Creative, fun, at times stupid and pointless.

Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there? Seattle is kinda lame but a lot of great writers have come out of here.

What keeps you still writing? new places to go, new things to paint.

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track? It was just something my older friends did and i kinda just fell into it.

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like? beveled letters.

What do you do when you’re not painting? normal everyday life stuff.

How would you describe your style? 1/1

Can you remember the first piece you did? Kinda, i wish i took more pictures in general when i was younger.

Future plans? Travel as much as possible. Enjoy life.

Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface? Yea, naturally i think everyone does that.

What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city? There is younger kids really painting a lot these days. Good to see the city pretty active.

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti? You can make some cool connections through it and end up meeting solid people, you find yourself going on adventures to places a lot of people never would. Probably the worst aspects are how corny alot people that write are, people that take it to seriously. Also legal issues.

Influences? Sparkling water and Bill Medley.

Who do you paint for? myself

What writers have inspired you? 
Selfie guruDoubt, BTML8 aka Creative Control

Can you ever feel tired of graffiti? All the time.

What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff? Some type o wayyyyy.

FIVE FAVORITES
Spray Paint: Rusto
City: Tokyo
Markers/pens: White mean streak or Uni silver
Surface: Blank wall thats never been painted
Cap: NY fat

Instagram: @Kjnumbers

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