This video is part 2 of the series starting off in Stockholm Sweden and then travelling even further north into regional Sweden where the winters are long and cold reaching -20° with snow falling constantly and rivers freezing to ice. Even with conditions like this the locals are still out painting and getting shit done.
*All footage was supplied anonymously. We do not encourage vandalism we are documenting the subculture of graffiti.
After a week of late nights and non-stop action in Copenhagen it was time to move on. I hopped on a train for the 6 hour ride to Stockholm where I met with my good friend and crew member RASS RGE.
After checking a few spots out we headed to a back jump for a quick mission hoping the CSG wouldn’t show up. It was the middle of winter but there was no snow yet, Just a full moon and freezing -7°. We painted in the frozen night and everything went well and we were able to get traffic photos before they discovered the freshly painted panels and pulled the train out of service.
The next night we painted another back jump. We had to paint then run to the car and chase the train to get ahead so we could get photos. Driving at high speed on the frozen roads through Stockholm we managed to just get ahead and catch a flash photo as it pulled across a bridge. We were all relived to get a photo after the stress of the mission and headed straight to a bar for some warmth and victory beers!
RASS told me if I wanted to experience a real Swedish winter that I should go visit his friend TRIPLE RGE who was living in a small city about a 1.5 hour flight from Stockholm. After seeing some photos of the snow and cool trains they'd been painting I decided to go.
When I arrived it was dark and I had never seen snow falling so heavy.
I couldn’t wait to paint in this amazing atmosphere.
After meeting with TRIPLE and his friends we drove around to check out the local spots and see what was looking good. We were so far North that at this time of year the sun only comes up for about 4 hours a day rising at 10am and setting at around 2pm and snowing non stop.
The first spot I painted with CEMBR we were dropped off on a highway and had to run through waist high snow before passing cars would spot us. The white snow lighted everything up and we really stood out as we scrambled to get to the cover of the trees.
The next night we headed to another spot that had about 3 trains parked there. One was an old Purple train they had bought from Malmo and didn’t have its new paint job yet. I couldn’t believe my luck since these trains were almost out of service being replaced with round plastic ones.
By this time it was -15° with snow falling and I was struggling to paint. I started switching hands constantly trying to get the blood flowing it was insanely cold but I loved every minute of it.
The next day when the sun came up it was time for me to leave. We took photos and it was an even colder -20°.
Thanks to RASS TRIPLE CEMBR WAFFLE RGE CREW and all the cool people I met in Sweden.
Story by GOOZ.
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