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.
i know the miniature thing has been done before, but Thomas Doyle does things a little different from what I’ve seen before…and it’s pretty interesting…..
A mate of mine, Bear, is slowly venturing into the world of video after learning the ropes on the still side of photography. Capitalizing on the recent stormy weather over here in the UK, he and his son headed over to the coastal town of Blackpool to document precedings. I think you’ll agree he’s managed to capture some pretty cool footage, and the inspired choice of using a classic Aphex Twin track for the score really adds something special.
I’ve known that this video has been in the pipeline for quite some time now, so I’m really pleased to finally see it revealed to the world. Angel is one of the worlds most talented shoe photographers and very much someone I try to emulate and be influenced by. I can’t wait to get back out to New York and e his British ‘Tramp Trainer’ equivalent. Keep up the good work buddy.
For the first New Balance numeric video the team focused on the home of cinema and celebrity, Los Angeles, California. They searched the spaces between the glamour, the fortune and the broken promises. They found that beneath its dazzling surface L.A. is as real and raw as any major metropolis on earth. Skate spots abound in the side-streets and empty school yards of this glitzy place in the sun.
Starring: PJ Ladd, Arto Saari, Levi Brown, Tom Karangelov, Jordan Taylor and Tyler Surrey.
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.
I recently picked up my first pair of US Custom 574‘s and I was instantly impressed by the workmanship, quality of materials and shape (I was even accused of ‘toe pushing’ on my first TIA with them on…). It was inevitable that another addition to the crate was soon to follow, and this is example one of probably many more. I used the colours from the Gucci stable for the influence of this colourway. I’ve never owned, or felt any real affinity for the high end label, but have always admired their use of colours, so it was an easy decision to use their palette for these.
More plush Gucci goodness after the jump