To best express my history of doing pieces on walls I’m going to divide my walls into three time periods. I’m going to call them “Early Walls”, “Later Walls” and “Walls: 1993 — today”. Pretty clever, huh? I know. In my earliest “Zephyr” years I was always looking for places to put my tags, and everything seemed like fair game. Subway painting was the main event but walls were a good option too. I was getting my name onto the streets a lot in the form of tags, and the RTW Boys and I were stoked to be branching out beyond Manhattan at a decent rate. If my eye caught a great spot somewhere that seemed to cry out for something bigger than a tag, I would do what it took to get at least a simple “ZEPH” up on it. Of course the time it took to do a piece—even a simple one—was greater than the time it took to do a tag, so the risk was always bigger. Sometimes the risks turned out to be extreme, like when someone started shooting at me while doing a rooftop in the Bronx (lucky for me their aim wasn’t very good). Here are some of the walls I did in my earliest days, beginning in the mid to late 1970’s. Thank goodness for photos or you’d be stuck with my questionable memory and dubious accounts.