I haven’t posted many photo updates recently. Probably because I haven’t been shooting as much. But here are a few shots from the last month. I have to get out of the subways. Enjoy
After The storm had passed, and I finally had internet again, Brooklyn seemed almost untouched, but from what I saw on facebook and instragram, Manhattan had gotten worked. So Hogan, Dan, Bellerud, Solveig, and I hopped in the car and headed over to the city. The LES defiantly saw the worst of it, and downtown near wall street. With out power anywhere, meaning no street lights, you could basically drive wherever you wanted. We didnt do to much exploring, but enjoy the photos from Hurricane Sandy.
I couldn’t think of anything to post for today. So while looking through the archives, I came across a decent amount of Adrian Vega photos that were just collecting dust. He also happened to be online, so I just started having a conversation with him about whatever. And that has become the post. The photo above is still one of my favorite photos I’ve ever shot. Enjoy the rest of them which no one wanted to run. Thanks
Want to do an interview for the horns?, we shot a bunch of photos from a while ago, and Im not sure they’ll get used.
Oh shit! haha alright what do you got?
Start it off just like the others, Whats your name, age and where you from?
Ah! do i have to type this shit?
Haha, just to start it off, its the intro, do it!
Hold on, this shit is all fucked up over here!
Adrian Vega 21 from New Jersey.
Where about in NJ you piece of shit?
Down by the shore, Jersey Shore mang.
Oh heeck yeah.
Haha, Thats chill right?
Your girl Snooki eh?
Haha, They suck, actually its chill.
Were you ever part of that scene?
Haha, Nah chill..
I can see you gettin faded with Paully D
I would maybe, thatd be the best story ever.
What was it like growing up on the shore?
Awesome!, still skate with all my friends I skated with then. Just about every weekend or so. Going to the Ricciardis.
Thats the best dude, that whole family is awesome.
I need to meet them,I havnt seen Riccardi in so long. What has he been up to?
I saw him last weekend he was in Italy, he’s a little crazy.
Check this out…PHOTO
You like that picture?
When you started skating, who were you the most hyped on?
Umm, I’d have to say my friend Connor. He had a shit ton of ramps and pvc pipe rails we would skate everyday
His brother in law skated so he would build shit and let us skate it all the time. cracking the PVC was the worst.
I want to do that manny shit over the bench
Lets go there on thursdya or soemthign after I get out of work. I get out at 6 and we can hit it up.
Hmm thats posible, Butt wants to skate too.
Lets do it
So, how did you make the transition from Jersey Shore to living in Brooklyn for a little while?
Did you see that michael j fox curb episode?
You should watch it, watch all of them, palestinian chicken.
Hahaha, So homies?
I dont know just living on a futon in friends places, ha I still stay over mcfeelys and kurts. Dude that Ira Chernova chick is so hot.
You better come this week man.
Yea I’ll be there maybe. I have to ask Mcfeely if i can stay over ( http://chernova.tumblr.com/ )
Do it, make it happen.
Oh!, I got a little point and shoot.
Oh Yeah, What kind ?
Just some fucking olympus shit i won on ebay, xa2. Stuff it in the jacket and bring it whenever.
Thats the best camera. I gave mine to hogan. I had one, never used it, and gave it to him, and now he has the illest photos with it.
I won it for 30 bucks, so I was siked.
You just trying to catch that party scene, or whatever?
Idk, just stupid shit everyones always getting into.
Theres plenty of that shit. So where you living now?
Jersey, it sucks.
Haha, yeah but hobokens chill on a friday night though.
Trying to save money and get the fuck out of here. Hoboken is definietely chill on fridays though…..smuts
Now that the summer days are wrapped up and fall doesnt really happen in the city, What are you planning on doing once snow hits?
I dont know man im fucked for life.
Haha, Jesus thats depressing.
Hahaha, nah idk ill be doing the same shit.
You going to go on another trip down south eh? For the last couple years you, JP and some others always go down there.
Well, probably not. Eugene is up here now but I havent really talked to Ghost in a minute.
The one and only.
His name has been holding true lately, I hardly see him. The occasional TF or 12th and A sighting, thats about it.
He basically cut his head open! He’s doing the same shit
Hahaha, typical ghost shit. How the hell did he bash his head open?
Ceiling fan at work.
Hahahahaa, damn thats epic.
It was like was pretty bad scalped. Dude you see that travis kids part. Remember that kid from sf showed us around.
Oh shit yeah!
He was on santa cruz, and well he got on
Oh shit thats sick!
What you been listening to lately? give me a top 3 song you got a repeat you tube link em.
Oh shit Josey Wales – it a fi burn, Rahsaan Roland, kirk-black and crazy blues, oh richard hawley third. Hes like the not gay Morrissey. Oh that Rahsaan isn’t on youtube.
You been filming much lately?
Uh trying to, shit is getting difficult though.
Yeah whys that ?
I have no clue?
Haha, you def coming into the city this weekend?
I think im coming wednesday hopefully staying till sunday. Still have to check with Mcfeely.
Do it up, lets get some photos.
I think the title of the post will just be a conversation with vega, not interview.
Oh nice yea thats better, haha.
Alright, its midnight. Im going to try and get this up for tomorrow.
Oh this wasnt even good! whatever put it up i dont care, haha.
You got somethign else to say dirt bag, eh ?
Oh shit nah, haha.
I have nothing to say
Hit me up this week when you get into the city.
Yea ill try for wednesday.
For the last month or so, I have been without a scanner. So sorry for the lack of photo updates, but now, thanks to Dre, Im back in business. These are a bunch of shots from the last week or so. I moved into a new apt, so the roof shots are from the new spot. A shot of Lafayette and Prince after the earthquake a week back or so. Went and got lunch with Emilio and Richard, and a shot from a random night of adventures in Brooklyn. Also a shot of Grant from when he was intown for Street League. He was ready for Irene! Enjoy, polaroids and more to come soon!
Manny was in town for the weekend. And theres nothing he loves more than a good handrail. So we set off for the Marcy projects rail off of broadway. With it being one of the hottest days of the summer so far, the local italian ice vendor was out accompanied by the dollar water lady, both yelling and competing for our dollar bills. Coconut water was a must for the day along with some delicious snacks from the corner bodega. As soon a we got to the rail and everyone was warming up Manny sliced open his hand from the broken glass all over the ground. Chase rolled his ankle and Toga was over it. So all eyes went on Joey. He came through with some tricks, so it wasn’t a complete waste. After that, Billy was telling us about a bump to rail he wanted to hit up right off of Flushing Ave. As we skated up to the spot, everyone was still looking for the it, we didnt realize what Billy was talking about. Then we saw, and then we laughed, and then we were amazed. Enjoy the photos..
A couple friends from Lowell and Jupiter arrived in NYC the other night. Spent the day driving around Brooklyn taking full advantage of the fact we had a car. After the last spot we headed back to the house and spent the rest of the night on the roof waiting for the fireworks to go off. After that was all done, for some reason we all thought itd be a good idea to go to Korea town and sing Karaoke till 3am. Which is not a good idea at all. Enjoy the photos…
Here are a couple new photos from the last week or so. Enjoy
Met up with Peter and Billy today in Brooklyn after work. Billy wanted to do do some bump to rail, Only problem was that there was a car in the way. So we went around the corner to wait it out, and there was a bigger version of it. Might as well right?
My good friend George Underwood is having a group show over at K&K Gallery in Brooklyn. The show features the work of four photographers from a road trip through Pennsylvania. Here is Georges Statement for the show…
“It is a six hour drive from New York City to Braddock, PA. It took us two days. We went searching, like great photographers of the past, seeing what Pennsylvania could offer us. Driving miles out of our way just because a sign said something was there or we would see something in the distance and wanted to see how close we could get. Four friends set out to visit other friends and ended up taking an adventure”.
The show opens on Friday the 13th
Went to Fette Sau for the 2nd time this month with my brother and some friends. Place is on point with the BBQ. The spot has a variety of meats ranging from Hand Pulled Berkshire Shoulder, St Louis Style Pork Ribs and much more. The 45 min wait to get the food is well worth it. Good luck with getting a table though, place is always packed. The spot is located at 354 Metropolitan Ave, not to far from the BQE spot, so cruise over after a rainy day session and get some amazing BBQ.
Sometime in the winter of 2009 while living on Nassau Ave in Brooklyn, I was lucky enough to have some really good friends stay with me for an extended period of time, which seems to happen a lot. David, and Nicky stayed at the house I think for almost 2 months on and off, and Brendan came up from Florida to spend some time in the city. While I was in school still my teacher had assigned a portrait assignment. So I was lucky enough to not have to search for any subjects, and just ended up shooting them. Enjoy the photos.