Elusive Graffiti Artist Swampy Captures the Clandestine World of Freight Train Hopping - Feature Shoot
“Riding freight trains is the perfect crime; you get to break several laws without ruining anyone's day. Meanwhile you're experiencing something historically American, an activity people have been taking part in almost as long as freight trains have been
The elusive graffiti artist Swampy, who was born and raised on the Californian coast, is no stranger to breaking the rules. The title of his newly released photobook NBD (shorthand for ‘Northbound’) relates to a journey he made five years ago across the United States. In the 132 pages, he shares with us the photographs he took during this year-long journey from Mexico to Alaska illegally riding the tops of freight trains.