Ben Parzybok

will forget your name, and feel very badly about it


This is worth clicking on to see closer up.

This is called Gato. Stealing power from public utilities. This was shot in the Rocinha Favela in Rio.


Author: Benjamin Parzybok

My name is Ben Parzybok and I'm a novelist and programmer living in Portland, OR. @sparkwatson



  1. Looks like a tree in winter except that falls apart when I think about the electricity = sap.

    Please also post pics of graffiti!

  2. Will do – I’ve been collecting a ton of graffiti – it’s really lovely here.

  3. how information travels – from the wires to the grafitti to the posts on the poll. amazing!

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