BANDIT OF THE DAY : RETRO
NAME ,CREWS, BACKGROUND :
Hi! My name is Dmitriy Retro, i am from Saint-Petersburg (Russia) and i am a member of the TopAndDope crew.
FIRST PIECE :
2008 St Petersburg, Russia. I saw some graffiti writers at a local graffiti festival. It was incredible. Since this day i’ve traded my skateboard for spray cans. The next day i did my first little piece, it was a 3d piece. Since that day i can't stop to paint graffiti;)
Primarily graffiti for me is the creativity. I like the ability to create something using only internal resources and inspiration.
Internet has played an important role in the graffiti community. The most important thing - the Internet provides an unlimited amount of information necessary for the development. As the Internet has united all global graffiti community together. We also can keep in touch and get inspiration from each other while in different parts of the world.
DRINK AND FOOD :
I really like different food: Japanese sushi, Italian pizza and pasta, Korean and Thai spicy food, American burgers, Russian pancakes etc. For drink i love cola =)
I find it difficult to talk about such things in a different language but I'll try. With age, I notice more and more how everything is reduced to only earn money. And it's not bad, because the money is good, with money you can do a lot of good things for yourself and for the people around you. But in all this pursuit of wealth is so easy to lose yourself, to forget who you really are. My philosophy on this point is simple - do not lose yourself, do not forget that you're a person in all this hustle. It's terrible when a person must dedicate his life to do something he hates.
Different music it depends on my mood.
Graffiti instincts - one of the most important graffiti movie for me when i start to paint graffiti. Peaceful warrior - really inspirational film; Lawless and Peakly Blinders - films about american and english gangsters at begin of 20th сentury, i really love the aesthetics of this times and all of Tarantino's movies too.
Inside us and all around us. Everywhere;)
WEBSITE : http://topndope.tumblr.com/
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/dmitriy.retro
INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/retro_oner/