PILFER : FLIES F1C MR DB
Can you tell us a bit about your background?
I write PILFER1 from Melbourne City, my crews are Flies, F1C, MR and DB... I started writing in 2004.
How did you choose your tag, any special meaning?
Pilfer was given to me by Skep PDT, he had done maybe one or two PF pieces but when I first started writing he said I could write it... It means to steal.
How did you get in to graffiti?
Friends from school got me into graff and Skeptic pushed me a bit more.
What is it that you love about graffiti that keeps you writing?
I love writing everywhere. I love it when people like my pieces and I love it more when they hate me - it keeps me going and makes me want to do more.
Tell us about your style and how it has developed over the years.
My style has always been fairly basic. I'm trying to work all aspects of writing. Tags, throwups and piecing is important to me.
Who have been your major influences?
Skep PDT was my first influence followed by Mine DND, Aeon, Sirum, Tair and of more recent times Tres, Grex, Lench, Jors and Smash137.
Paint brand of choice
Cap of choice
New York Fat Cap - for EVERYTHING.. except pink dots which I use when I can't be bothered filling.
What music motivates you to paint?
Heavy Metal, Hip Hop or reggae.
Memorable mission moment
Every mission has a story..
Any tips you're willing to share to the next generation of writers?
Keep an open mind to style and just always try to improve. Don't worry about the fuckheads that try and bring you down. Usually it's just because they're getting left behind!
Anything else to add?
Shouts to MINE - thanks for everything, Hooker, Shem, Vans, YO ASKEW+SMASH, and shouts to Darling Boys - Skao, Mus and Agile! RIP VENT. Peace..