A Monster Mash In The Streets

"I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself." -Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne (1533-1592)

Seeing a monster on the street can make you pick up your pace a little, especially if it is a dark windy autumn night and the block you are on has no working street light. And if the leaves and garbage and random pieces of plastic are swirling in the air and clattering into cluttered little piles in the corners of doorways. Here's an eclectic collection of spooks and skeletons and wild-eyed beasts created by today's street artists and shot by photographer Jaime Rojo that may make your march along the footpath just a little more mysterious and monstrous as the wind picks up and you rush to your home for safety.

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartdavekinseyjaimerojohalloween2012web.jpg Dave Kinsey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartsteinerjaimerojohalloween2012web.jpg Steiner (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartvampirecloudjaimerojohalloween2012web.jpg Vampire Cloud (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartjohnluriejaimerojohalloween2012web.jpg John Lurie (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartartistunknownjaimerojohalloween2012web6.jpg Artist Unknown. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetarttyjaimerojohalloween2012web.jpg TY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartnickwalkerjaimerojohalloween2012web.jpg Nick Walker (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartbrlrsjaimerojohalloween2012web.jpg BRLRS (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartartistunknownjaimerojohalloween2012web11.jpg Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartbuffmonsterjaimerojohalloween2012web7.jpg Buff Monster (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartbuffmonsterjaimerojohalloween2012web5.jpg Buff Monster (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartartistunknownjaimerojohalloween2012web14.jpg "You know, a lot of people around the office like Echidna but I always think she has an empty sort of expression on her face that makes me wonder what she's thinking." Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartbuffmonsterjaimerojohalloween2012web5.jpg Nervous updates Barbarella. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartelsol25jaimerojohalloween2012web.jpg El Sol 25 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartevilworldjaimerojohalloween2012web.jpg Evil World (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartmorjaimerojohalloween2012web.jpg MOR (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartloverjaimerojohalloween2012web.jpg Lover (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartartistunknownjaimerojohalloween2012web23.jpg Good to see that the Raven knows love when he sees it. Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartlefhandedwavejaimerojohalloween2012web.jpg Left Handed Wave looks like he might have had a couple while in costume. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartjjaimerojohalloween2012web17.jpg J (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartJjaimerojohalloween2012web.jpg J (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartartistunknownjaimerojohalloween2012web18.jpg Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-30-brooklynstreetartburningcandyjaimerojohalloween2012web.jpg Street Artist Burning Candy does a horror theme. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


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