My name is Chris Meenen, but I go by Graff Hunter. I spend all my free time and energy looking for the many interesting and unusual characters that pop up around town before they get buffed out. I do it for the love of the game and to help showcase the many talented artists here in the East Bay. I grew up in and attended college in New York, and shortly after my graduation, I moved to Oakland in 2010. It wasn’t until the summer of 2012 that I started documenting the local street scene, but in less than a year I have snapped over a thousand images. Oakland and the East Bay have given me more passion for art than anything else in my life. That’s why I support my local artist (and myself) by pinching pennies. The lack of money won’t stop us from doing what we love, but it definitely makes it easier.