The birth of rapping, turntablism, breaking, graffiti….New York in the late 70s / early 80s was the creative melting pot that spawned the four elements of Hip Hop. There was another side though, one of poverty and violence…..the daily struggle of those living in the big apple during these time was not an easy one for many….this documentary looks like a stark reminder of the struggle that was daily life for New Yorkers in 1981, A Most Violent Year.
Really nice Vice documentary about the skate scene in England. Good to see the old Harrow park (where I skated back at the start of the 90’s). I have some great memories of hanging around the New Deal store, skating the park and venturing into London to hit spots like Southbank….I remember trying to skate the fountain outside Buckingham Palace and getting kicked off by the police with the classic quote: ‘you can’t skate there, the fucking queen lives here’. Also glad to hear Gary and Ray from the New Deal store getting a mention….Gutted there was no mention of Manchester (or ANY northern towns)….come on Vice….do another but cover some of the north history.
Arguably the best city in the world for street photography, New York certainly seems to breed some characters (on both sides of the lens). Everybody Street features just a few of the crazy cats that have manage to eek out a living from shooting the Big Apples hustle and bustle.
I can’t wait to see the full feature, but at the same time I am at a loss as to why Henry Chalfant isn’t one of the featured photographers.
Last week saw the opening event for the Adidas Spezial show in London. Featuring historic Adidas shoes from as far back as 1969 all the way through to more recent collaborations, limited releases and one offs….it’s a show that any hardened Trefoil fan should be willing to make a pilgrimage to see.
This video from the guys over at Size? documents the dedication, hard work and passion that went into the making of such a momentous event.