New York City is thriving with diversity and the suburbs of Manhattan in particular are saturated with the photographic settings that I am interested in. Urban landscape and graffiti are more prominent to me because of their attachment to hip-hop and its origins to the city. So, photographing Brooklyn came naturally to me with the volume of culture, personality and atmosphere abundant on every street corner.
Before I explore the surroundings for the body of work I set out for, I initially already have the ideal concept in my mind. And with this I want to create a sense of the atmosphere that I’ve acquired whilst being at these charismatic locations. By documenting these subjects I aim to create a story and also reflect my personal interests, which are primarily the urban environment and the characters it inhabits.
The people and places I came across whilst exploring Brooklyn worked in my benefit as every photograph was captured naturally, and the rawness of my surroundings gave my work the organic feel that I pursue.
These select few photographs from the full series are a teaser of a larger full scale exhibition Joe is planning, keep your eyes peeled for details of this in the future and CC's coverage of the event.