Friday, December 28, 2012


The greatest graffiti writer to come out of Houston passed away last week.  I didn't know the man, but know several of his friends.  Many of them did some great tributes to him over the past week in Houston and Austin (as well as all over the world).  Here are some that I was fortunate to catch before the buff catches them.  I wanted to put this together to show how much he meant to his family, friends and crews.  RIP Nekst.


Don't even think about stealing these photos or using them for profit. Anyone in Nekst's crews or family are welcome to have any of these photos.

Friday, November 16, 2012


Two bridge burners for the price of one.  give up. garro.


Friday, September 28, 2012

Back in the Saddle

Sorry for the unexpected disruption.  Hopefully some new features soon.


Friday, August 17, 2012

Monthly Metal

Black Fucking Sabbath. This is heavier than your mom's fat ass.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Stick 'Em Up Movie Update

Stick 'Em Up is now available for purchase online as well as several locations around Houston.  The film can also be rented/viewed on the Stick 'Em Up website.  If you haven't seen this movie and you dig wheat pasting, then its a must.  Click on the link below for more information.

Stick 'Em Up!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Daniel Miccio: Urbex Photographer

I was one of those people that resisted Instagram for a long time.  I had my reasons.  I finally gave in and while there are a lot of things I don't like about Instagram I can't deny there are some great things too.  The biggest one, just like on Flickr, is getting turned onto new folks doing great things.  That is how I bumped into Daniel Miccio.  Not only is he getting into some really amazing locations and taking great photos, he is doing so with a lot less gear than most I know who do similar photography.  I sent him a few questions and he shot them back to me with several of his favorite photos.  If you are on Instagram follow him:  dattmaniel.

Bridge Burner:  How did you first get into urban exploration?
Daniel Miccio:  One of my good friends got me into it a few years back. I was hooked after the first time we explored an abandoned mental hospital at night. I think it's the combination of the creepiness, the adrenaline rush of having to sneak into a place you're obviously not meant to get into, and the excitement of never knowing what you're going to find that really draws me to it. I hope some of those things come through when people look at my pictures.  
BB:  What kind of camera do you use?
DM:  I actually only use my phone right now, but I'm looking into getting a decent camera soon. Only using my phone can make it hard to get certain shots, especially in the more dimly lit areas of buildings.
BB:  What has been your favorite spot to explore and photograph?
DM:  I'm not sure if I have one particular favorite because each location is always so much different from the next. But I'm sure most people that do this would agree that the best places to explore are buildings that have basically been untouched for years, with very little vandalism and lots of "artifacts", like antique medical equipment, patient files, etc.
BB:  What is your "holy grail" urbex spot?
DM:  Definitely Chernobyl. I don't know when I'll get the chance but I need to get over there someday.
BB:  Do you think that graffiti makes an abandoned building more interesting or detracts from it?
DM:  It really depends. A few weeks ago my girlfriend, her sister, and I went to this beautiful abandoned castle in the woods in upstate NY. It looks like something straight out of a fairytale. But when we got inside, we found that some kids had recently gotten in and spray painted racial slurs and poorly drawn dicks all over the walls. Why anyone would think that's cool or funny to do in such a beautiful place is beyond me, but that's the kind of stuff you see almost everywhere you go. Occasionally you will see some really awesome graffiti done by an actual artist, and it can really add to the over all mood and feeling of the room or building you're in.
BB:  Have you ever had any sketchy run ins with people or the law while exploring? If so, care to talk about it?
DM:  So far I have been extremely lucky with being able to avoid cops and security. I've been to a few places with definite signs that homeless people and squatters are living there though, and that always makes me nervous. I'm more afraid of running into some crazy homeless dude then being caught by the police. The sketchiest thing that has ever happened to us was in the basement of an abandoned hospital a few months ago. Right before we were about to leave we noticed we missed a few rooms near the back. We wandered down a hall into a back room, which turned out to be a dead end. As we were about to turn around we heard this loud blood curdling screech followed by a deep growl coming from a pitch black room in the dark hallway we had to go back through to get out. We stood there frozen, trying to figure out what we were going to do and waiting for something to charge us. When nothing came out of the room, I grabbed a pipe that was lying on the floor next to me, and we made a mad dash through the hall and exited the building as fast as we could.
BB:  What do you typically carry with you when you go explore?
DM:  I usually carry a backpack with our respirators, a first aide kit, flashlights, a few water bottles and whatever camera equipment my girlfriend uses (her name on instagram is stegosaurlyss. She has some really amazing shots in her feed that are definitely worth checking out). I also started carrying mace after that incident in the basement.
BB:  What are your top 3 albums of all time?
DM:  Oh man, that is a really tough question. I don't know if this is really my top 3 but they're definitely somewhere up there. The first albums that come to mind are: Hot Damn by Every Time I Die, Buster by Admiral Angry, The God and Devil are Raging Inside Me by Brand New.
BB:  Because Bridge Burner cares, are you up to date on your tetanus shot?
DM:  Yes, I actually just got one a month or 2 ago because I cut my head open on a rusty gate sneaking into an abandoned hospital. Just saying that out loud makes you realize why some people would consider urbex a stupid hobby... but I really don't see myself giving it up anytime soon.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Everyday Criminals

It took a little bit to get this feature together with Houston's own EDC, but we all finally worked out our schedules. Short interview and a couple of photo sessions should be enough explanation.

Bridge Burner:  How long has EDC been around?
Seyes & Mihao:  Since 2008!  
BB:  Who are some local writers that have been an influence on you?
S:  Dudes like Abels and Lingo for sure, and then there's people like Ners, my old FEA homies.
M:  All of DTS/RTL, Munik (RIP) and Tums for getting me into sprayin' rap letters.
BB:  It seems like before there were so many forums and photo websites writers still took flicks of their work, mostly just to sit in a box out of sight. Now everyone gets flicks of anything from tags to burners and they show up online multiple times. Do y'all think this is a good thing, or is it too much exposure?
S:  I think its good for everyone. Writers get flicks of their spots, people can see what certain writers have been up to. And you can see so much more graffiti from different people.
M:  Its cool coverage. Get to see what's new on the streets. Although, its' also cool to have some flicks that haven't been leaked anywhere on the internet to show the homies or something.
BB:  Caps and paint may change for situation, but do you have a favorite paint or cap?
S:  Man, I love a NY fat on an ironlak can. So good. But my paint of choice would be Rustoleum.
M:  Montana Hardcore with a Euro Fat, Ironlak NY fat, and old school Krylon with a pink dot. Rusto forever.
BB:  What music have y'all been listening to lately?
S:  Hip hop...Some Big L, Gangstarr, De la soul and Jay Z's album "Reasonable Doubt", which was recommended by a good friend.
M:  Bits of everything. Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf, Big L, Antonio Carlos, Letherette, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Souls Of Mischief as of lately.

BB:  Does music play a role in your graff at all?
S:  It gets me in a chill mood when I’m painting, but It wouldn’t affect how I would paint.
M:  Depends. It either gets me pumped to paint a stupid hot spot or a chill clean wall I can take my time on and relax.

BB:  What are some other cities y'all would like to get up in?
S:  Before I would do any US cities, Id have to go on a little Mexico tour with some homies. And go to places like San Luis Potosi, Monterrey and Mexico D.F.
M:  Wherever I can in the US first. Anywhere in Europe. Then places like River City, Melbourne, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Big shout outs to all the crew members and homies!

Thanks guys for helping put this together.