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Wonderful Light Graffiti by Michael Bosanko

What may look like fantastic Photoshop manipulations are in truth made using a variety of coloured torches and digital camera set to a long exposure. Welsh photographer Michael Bosanko creates the most wonderful images of light graffiti in the urban environments of Cardiff and Newport. When creating light graffiti, Bosanko sets the exposure from a little as 10 seconds to almost an hour. He explains that his seven-year fascination of light painting came about in a chance encounter on a holiday to Greece.

“I was taking a picture of a very bright moon one evening when I noticed a swirling effect because the exposure had been left too long. I then realised the beginning of my work in light art and have continued ever since.”

Have a look at a few of his wonderful light art images after the jump.

Music Video Clips

Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind)

Unlike Jay-Z, rapper Alex Warren doesn’t get to reference world famous landmarks because he lives in Newport, Wales. Warren’s tongue-in-cheek version of Empire State of Mind talks about the fantastic sights of his hometown including the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and the plentiful supply of designated parking zones.

The parody has been viewed over 300,000 times since its release on July 20th. Check out Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind) below. There are subtitles in case you don’t fully comprehend the Welsh accent.

BONUS: On a more local tip, Delidave and Eracode rap humourously about Cape Town life in a spoof of one of NWA’s most well known songs. You’ll find Straight Outta Kloof Street after the jump.

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Ross Kemp on Gangs – Welsh Style!

Ross Kemp on Gangs is an award-winning documentary series that takes English actor and investigative journalist Ross Kemp to different parts of the world to interview gang members.

Now, in this spoof by The Milk, Kemp visits with a dangerous gang in Wales. As Ross gets told, the gang leader always wears the backpack so he can take all the boys sandwiches for the day. It’s one of the funniest dubs I’ve seen in ages – check it out below [slightly NSFW – coarse language].

[via A Welsh View]