Photographer and Videomaker Henry Jacob Parsons recently accompanied graffiti writer Wane COD from New York to a abandonend school in Atlanta. While Wane painted a classical New York styled piece, Henry took a few shots of him and the Montana BLACK and GOLD cans in action. WANE COD Schools Out Atlanta
In 1983, Wayne became ‘Wane One’ when he painted his first train. This was the beginning of a lifelong love for graffiti and the culture that surrounded it. Subway cars and train walls were his favorite canvases. He had an unquenchable thirst for painting his pieces onto these metal surfaces, thus transforming them into mobile works of art. Other writers knew his style was significant and a bond was quickly established with many serious subway painters. In 1988, Wane started experimenting and exploring other medias, such as painting with acrylic on canvas, denim jackets and jeans. He then began airbrushing onto t-shirts, which became popular in his neighborhood and gave Wane his first taste of being an entrepreneur. Wane was also one of the first writers to make the transition into Graphic Design and has designed logos for hip-hop groups like Gangstarr, Jeru the Damager and Group Home. Presently, Wane divides his time between painting, running his company Writers Bench, designing for Sean John Menswear, Nike,and Reebok and traveling around the world. Wane still resides in the Bronx.