When I was just a teen in the mid 8o's, I was heavily inspired by Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant's book SUBWAY ART. I spent summers in NY and saw amazing things first hand, but this book was the first vast documentation of the early masterpieces created by the original NEW YORK Graffiti Kings. It is responsible for catapulting myself into a journey as a burgeoning Graff writer in Copenhagen, fearlessly painting trains in broad daylight. Later I swapped the cans for the camera and continued my journey as a visual artist thru photography. About a decade later i became familiar with Jamel Shabazz, who to this day I am still being confused with occasionally, and Joe Conzo, another style master with the camera in the right place at the right time. All of the above are photographers that I respect and revere for their talent and dedication to creating and capturing a vital piece of our culture and history. So to be put in the same category and mentioned as a legend beside them is an honorable feeling.
2016 had me whipping out my Shaolin Tiger and Snake styles to maintain the positive. I am grateful for the prism of opportunities that showered me through the strangest of times; some highlights of the year below. Get your horse stance on.
Dec. 23. 2016 - Mass Appeal released an article and interview in their series Contact High: The Stories Behind Hip Hop’s Most Iconic Photographs, talking about my experience with photographing Jeru the Damaja, mental Kung Fu and the importance of early Hip Hop and street culture in general. Interview by Vikki Tobak
Bitchslap Magazine published a 16 page interview and feature in their 27th issue, exploring my journey as a photographer and the importance of Hip Hop Culture.
Nov. 18. 2016 - Sole Times in Dubai wrote a nice piece about my collaboration with ATW in the spirit of Jay Z’s 20th anniversary of Reasonable Doubt album. The collaboration was presented at SOLE DXB 2016.
My friends and family at GeeJam, at the forefront of barefoot luxury in Jamaica, interviewed me about my relationship with the Island, my inspiration, destination and the drive behind my creative spirit.
Nectar TV Agency site is an ongoing project worth seeing. Click image.
Young Stringers is a social innovative photo project that includes inner city youths in different parts of Copenhagen, sometimes referred to as the hood. The areas are colorful and primarily populated by multinational ethnicities. The diversity adds to the spice of life and pretty much represents the cultural fabric of the future.
After witnessing debilitating patterns imposed on inner city youths that mirrored patters of American cities, I chartered the project in late 2013 to offer an alternative activity and outlet for the youths and to open the channels of communication outward into general society.
Some of the images include a recent intensive teaching project working with 60 pupils in 8th grade of Praestemose skolen in Hvidovre, a public school in the greater Copenhagen area. This project was done in collaboration with Cold & Butt, two innovative individuals and teachers at the school, who have been dedicated for years. Together we addressed issues such as violence against women, genetically modified food, hate crimes, anxiety and environmental disasters, in addition to whats up in Europe now and in the future. The result was: 11 photographs (1.5m x 1m), presented in a POP UP exhibition titled Sacrifice Europe (November 2017) at Arken Museum of Modern Art. Copenhagen area. Other exhibitions include billboard scale prints for Copenhagen Photo Festival.
View more image og video gallery HERE