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Hung out with the homie SHAOLens last Saturday and took him to see/hear DJ Soyo and DJ Cerebral kill it at Lounge of 3.  Always a good time.  Check out a few more of his flicks here Read the rest of this entry

CHAMBERS – Wu-Tang Inspired Art Show / Closing Reception / Recap

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The closing reception for CHAMBERS was, hands down, one of the best closing receptions that I’ve had the pleasure of being apart of and most definitely ended our exhibition in proper form.  The Instant Vintage vinyl record fair, featuring some of the areas finest vinyl record collectors, and producer showcase, featuring some DC’s most notable beat-smiths making Wu-Tang inspired beats, served as perfect complements to what many guests considered as a more than memorable night.  Thank you to everyone who attended, salute to all of those that helped spread the word, and props to our partners at ART WHINO and BLIND WHINO for helping to make this happen.  Stay tuned for more is all I’m gonna say…

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The Double Down Kings

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At this month’s Pop-Up Shop we’re pleased to announce that we’ll feature The Double Down Kings, a crew of graffiti writers, musicians and creative artists established in Hyattsville, MD in 1994.  Over the past two decades, the crew has grown from its graffiti roots and has expanded to more than 300 members, influencing many areas of urban culture and expression, including visual art, design, photography, music, dance, tattoo, publishing, martial arts, education, film and fashion.

 To learn more about them and to check out their work click here.

CULTURE SCIENCE STUDIO.com – Launch Party / Recap

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Nothing but good times at the launch party for CULTURE SCIENCE STUDIOS.  Props to all of those who attended, thank you to Reggie and Mo (1920DC) for allowing us to conduct our launch during their Friday night event (No Rules Fridays), big shout to everyone that helped to promote our event, and salute to Baked Beans Bakery for providing complimentary gourmet deserts.  Please continue to visit www.culturesciencestudio.com as we fill out the site and for more recap pics click Read the rest of this entry

SHAOLIN JAZZ – perspectives for Byrd Over Staten

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DOCUMENT the Fresh / NYC Exhibition / Closing Reception/BBQ

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Please join us for the closing reception/BBQ of the NYC DOCUMENT the Fresh exhibition: Sunday August 30th, 2015, 2pm-8pm, at the Bishop Gallery 916 Bedford Ave.

Complimentary Heineken will be provided from 2PM – 4PM, Phil V, one of the exhibiting photographers, will be shooting live photos for our DOCUMENT the Fresh “Community Wall,” and 90’s hip-hop and rare grooves will provide the soundscape.

If you missed the opening reception and haven’t gotten a chance to see the exhibition, we hope you can make this event!

For additional info and to RSVP click here.

DOCUMENT the Fresh / Panel Discussion / NYC

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Please also join us on Sunday August 2, 2015, at The Bishop, from 2-4pm, for a panel discussion where the photographers of DOCUMENT the Fresh will share their stories and experiences shooting events and concerts, and other related topics; moderated by Stevenson Dunn and filmed by BRIC (artsmedia).

To RSVP click here.

DOCUMENT the Fresh / Interviews: Phil V

pic1Who or what first got you interested in photography?
I’ve always been into creating visuals.  I’ve been teaching myself photoshop since 12 years old.  At about 20 years old, my close friend purchased a digital camera.  I borrowed his camera whenever I wanted to shoot something but soon after, his mother felt I was borrowing it too much so I barley asked for it, which was a blessing in disguise.  That’s when I had to purchase my own camera, it was a Polaroid.

Early on what were some of the first things that you began to document?
I’m a people person.  Generally, healthy and organic interactions make it easier to coexist amongst others.  My subjects are made up of creative individuals, all of whom are chasing a dream to create a better reality for themselves.  Via photography, I’m simply assisting them on their journey but subconsciously building a body of work of my own.  For the entire read click Read the rest of this entry