Yankee Stadium, NY, 2014
35mm Portraits [pt 2]
The first two photos use a Gary Fong light in my apartment.
The third to last photo is of nerdsnyarn.
The last photo, of me, was taken by the talented Grady Mitchell. He’s the only person I know (not on the internet) who succeeds at taking centered portraits. For the most part, you’ll want to remember the rule of thirds for where you put the subject (particularly their eyes). Rarely does a dead-centre face look as good as it could.
Grady does a lot of medium format film work these days, which we haven’t really started covering here. Besides being a good photographer, he’s a great writer. Check out his tumblr here.
Photos by Bryce
we dont speak about pain because thats not what any wants to hear.
they want machismo. they want sports. they want fatherhood. they want bills paid..they want strength where there isnt any.
when a black boy stares at the ground something GOT em! some emotion done come and grabbed hold of him..
“whats wrong?” they ask.
Like he would tell them, everybody betrays their trust..everybody forsakes them. Crushed little black boys cant dance. cant swim. cant play..so they rob and steal. they sit on buses glancing out the window trying to keep pain down..
crushed little black boys DONT NEED FATHERS! THEY NEED LOVE, HUGS KISSES. REMINDERS THAT THEIR SELF WORTH AINT NOWHERE NEAR THEIR GENITALS.THEY NEED ENCOURAGEMENT. THEY NEED….THEY ARE NEEDY..
sensitive black boys dont exist because we turn them into monsters and then ask why theyre in pain.
Seth Mulvey - "When I am working with materials such as canvas & wood, & paint, I imagine God watches & is pleased, as a parent is with their child"
An ongoing Portrait project with c3brooklyn.
If I knew D’Angelo wasn’t going to do How Does it Feel at Afropunk yesterday, I would’ve just stayed home.
Elmhurst, NY, 2014
BLACK MUSIC PAST and PRESENT
my week • our week.
Philly / NYC.
Turns out there’s no limit to the number of cheese puffs you can throw at someone’s face.
PSA : FILM EXTRAS for SLUMFLOWER Movie ShootBackground : A lot of folks recognize this image from our latest editorial SLUMFLOWER with the dapper young kid, and gentleman all well dressed in the projects (low income housing) well those images are from an actual film we’re in the process of shooting and completing.The story revolves around a 10 year old kid who is an aspiring botanist and finds beauty in the midst of “chaos”If you’re in the New York City area, have an hour/ or two to burn on a beautiful Saturday, A SUIT and would like to make history with us by partaking in the film.Email me at Joshua@StreetEtiquette.com for confirmation and details.Date : Tomorrow! 8/16/14Gender : Male
Ages : 16 to 45 years oldEthnicity : Black/African American, Hispanic, Asian, etcThanks for all the support on spreading the word about the short film editorial, if you haven’t seen it you can view it here at SLUMFLOWER
If I didn’t miss work today I’d be on this.
if the guy who got shot was white none of you would give a fuck tho
people who look like you and me don’t get targeted by the police, people who look like you and me don’t get shot in the street by the people who are paid to protect us, people who look like me and you shoot up schools and get called “misunderstood” by the mainstream media. that’s the point