Interview: Semor from Germany via Bombing Science
Bombing Science: Semor, thanks so much for taking the time to do this interview. So, just a quick introduction- how long have you been painting and how did your graffiti career begin?
Semor: Hello, my name is “SEMOR” and I´m from Germany. I started at the age of 7. When I was a kid I wrote with chalk in my room. I wrote letters in different styles on the wall, but I didn´t have the faintest idea it was called graffiti or writing. In 1992 my sister showed me the film “Style Wars”. I love the film – so much colors…colors…colors…! I got my name from the TV-series “The Simpsons”. Bart’s director’s name is Seymor Skinner. I like the sound of the name, so I changed the letters into “SEMOR” and so on I´m painting that name. I did my first piece towards the end of 1993 and wrote the letters “NES”. That was the official beginning of my passion with writing.
Bombing Science: What crew(s) do you rep?
Semor: I´m the founder of TAD aka “The Art Directors”. I started my crew in 1994. Respect to the TAD-Crew from Russia…we are painting the same Crew name, but we knew nothing about each other. We are on the same mission! I´m in contact with these cool guys!
Bombing Science: Where are you from and what’s the scene like where you live?
Semor: I´m from Germany, I moved from a small town named Hennef close to Cologne/Köln. The scene there is small but there are much more writers in Bonn and Köln. I would say that Cologne doesn’t have that typical style like Hamburg or Berlin. Cologne has a nice mix with a lot of different kind of styles. If you´re in Cologne visit my friend Babak from the Dedicated-Store-Cologne. Great place!!!
Bombing Science: Do you have an ideal painting experience?
Semor: On my last trip to Vienna (Austria) I did a nice big trackside production with Bones and Vibes, 5 hours of painting in the middle of nowhere. When we were done we drove back to Bones house. When we woke up, it started to rain and we got really worried whether our pieces were gone, because we did the whole fill with primer. We had to go to Bratislava to paint this jam. After four days, I came back to Vienna and before I took my flight back to Germany, I went with Vibes and Bones to the spot…It was like an orgasm: all the pieces were still there, big and fresh. That was a good ending and I went back to Germany with some nice shots on my camera.
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