I was buzzing when I discovered the graffiti artist Tona on arrival in India, it was an unexpected surprise. My first glimpse of the artist was in Puducherry. I was captivated by the images in front of me, hidden amongst the stunning architecture of the French Quarter. So much so was my captivation that when I caught a glimpse of the artist again while on a tuk tuk in Bengaluru, I made my friend walk the streets at night in search of this mysterious artist. Sadly we didn’t have any luck that evening in finding Tona, but we did stumble across the Ritz Carlton!
To my delight when I saw his art again in the Fort Cochin area I really got excited, they were everywhere. From there on in as I continued to travel through India I was on the look out for Tona. I discovered more in Varkala (on a boat), and again in Cape Comorin. From what I can find Tona is a stencil artist based in Hamburg. Sadly I didn’t find anymore past this point, but when I return back to India to see the north, I’ll be chasing images of Tona again.
Spotted in Fort Cochin:
Images shot on a Fujifilm XT100 ©Not The Jealous Kind 2015