In other vandalism news, the Berkeley anti-graffiti vigilante Jim Sharp, aka “The Silver Buff”, is still tagging strong, soon to debut in a vanity project entitled “Vigilante Vigilante.” The documentary, scheduled for a late 2010 release, hopes to “delve headfirst into the debate over illegal public expression.”

Sharp’s relentless YouTube documentarian, username Vigilantefilm, remains convinced that his meticulous removal of Berkeley’s “visual noise,” i.e. tearing down of posters and smearing local tags with large, mysterious silver voids, makes him “the most prolific graffiti vandal [Berkeley] has ever seen.”

So keep your eyes peeled for that silver paint, ladies. You never know when and where “The Silver Buff” will strike next.

Vigilante Vigilante – The People Who Buff Graffiti [YouTube]
The Silver Buff Anti-Graffiti Vigilante in Berkeley [SFist]

w said:
Mar 1, 2010 at 11:49 am


Capturing Berkeleyside photographer Keoki Seu | Berkeleyside said:
Oct 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm

[...] What type of photos do you like taking? I consider myself a street photographer. I love walking through Berkeley and San Francisco, taking photos of what I see. I also enjoy architecture and street art or graffiti. Shooting graffiti is always a challenge in Berkeley, because the people who take it down quickly. [...]