Texas-based artist Kevin Peterson might be in trouble with some mothers. In his beautiful portrait series Graffiti Girls, he paints young girls against walls of graffiti, angelic beauty literally leaning up against the grunge of the streets. We love the juxtaposition of the innocence and soft lines of these adorable little girls against the harsh scribbles of wall tags — interestingly though, it’s the girls who seem to change the tenor of their background, making the paint seem gentle, pretty even, rather than the other way around. You go, girls. Click through to see a few of our favorites from Peterson’s series, and then be sure to check out his website for more information.
Image credit: Kevin Peterson. Spotted via Beautiful/Decay