Alan Barrett Images | Man Made | 5pointz faces

5 Pointz Aerosol Art Centre was located in Long Island City in New York. Commonly known just as "5 Pointz", it was a graffiti mecca, where aerosol artists from around the world painted colourful pieces on the exterior walls of a 200,000 sq.ft. factory building - the building also housed artists' studios at below-market rents. Sadly the building was demolished in 2014 for redevelopment.

The paintings were constantly changing and this portfolio can only be a snapshot of what existed at the time of my visit, and is no more.