I first noticed one of Big Heids graffiti on a black board of the construction site fence on Miller Street, just next to the photo-realistic skull and scissors mural by Smug. I wondered who was the artist was and what was the story of its creation.
Funnily enough, an article about Oh Pandah, a Glasgow based graffiti artist, popped in my Google reading suggestions feed just a couple of days later. I learned that the big cartoon heads were painted by him in many places around the city to celebrate over two years of staying sober. The reason the faces looked the way they did was because their creator reflected back on the “years of partying”.
I followed Oh Pandah on Instagram to trace the location of his other Big Heids, which brought me to Sauchiehall Street where I found three of his distinctive characters to document. All pieces are hand-painted, not stencilled. No doubt I’ll find some more graffiti by Oh Pandah during my Glasgow street art urban photography walks!