SOFLES : DTS
Can you tell us a bit about your background?
I started off writing Wooks, about 6 years ago, then changed to Sofle about 4 years ago. I started writing RFW then went to DTS a few years later. My childhood? It was sweet, I was a bit sheltered tho, maybe that's what did it.
How did you choose your tag, any special meaning?
It's some stupid high school joke. I wish I'd come up with something better, I sound like a box of tissues or something out of a Hallmark card.
How did you get in to graffiti?
I started in 2000, in art class a few of the writers invited me on a mission, and suggested I do some letters instead of characters. Graffiti seemed pretty interesting, and after a few pieces I just wanted to get better as quick as I could.
What is it that you love about graffiti that keeps you writing?
U can do what u want with it. There's always going to be a theme or colour scheme that hasn't been done. There's always going to be people that are heaps better than u, so u always have heels to clip.
Tell us about your style and how it has developed over the years.
I started out wanting to do 3Ds but after a few failed attempts at them i went with a more traditional style. I try as many styles as I can, to keep my shit looking different. These days, even if a style's wak, if u paint it clean and tell people it's good, then it's good.
Who have been your major influences?
Paint brand of choice
What brand of paint? Are u serious?
Cap of choice
Noooo York Nooooo York!
What music motivates you to paint?
Memorable mission moment
Thinking the trains were shunting forward and backwards in the yard. They weren't shunting I was just too fucked on who knows what. Pulled a panel though. Loose night.
Any tips you're willing to share to the next generation of writers?
Don't bite your elders!
Anything else to add?
Graffiti ruined my life...