A Wah Do Dem by Boogie

Known as one of the most influential photographers of street culture in the new millennium, Boogie emerges once again to spark our curiosity and narrate authentic stories in his own raw style. A Wah Do Dem, Boogie’s sixth monograph, and his first one in color, takes us far away from the familiarity of the West, and throws us into the noisy and cryptic underbelly of Kingston, Jamaica. Through his pictures, Boogie illustrates both the madness and humanity of a complex place, where poverty, violence and crime are often dominant elements of daily life. He relies on his instincts to gain the trust of people who live on the edge of society, and to photograph their world in an honest and objective way. “I was waiting in a back alley, all the way down the lane, in one of the sketchiest neighborhoods in Kingston. It was pitch dark, and it felt like I had been waiting forever. At some point, a guy wearing a creepy horror movie mask and carrying an M-16 appeared from the dark,”Boogie writes in his introductory text, “Even though I was brought there by a friend of a friend, I was really nervous, you never know when things might turn ugly. After a brief introduction, I started taking pictures of the guy, roll after roll, I couldn’t stop. It was the last night of my first trip to Kingston, Jamaica, and at that moment I knew I had to come back again very soon.”

THE SF SIGHTSEEING TOUR POSTCARD BOOK BY JEREMY FISH

THE SF SIGHTSEEING TOUR POSTCARD BOOK BY JEREMY FISH x UPPERPLAYGROUND
This week, Upper Playground is proud to release a unique collectible postcard book by Jeremy FishThe SF Sightseeing Tour Postcard Book comes with 8 collectible postcards with vintage photographs of San Francisco’s most iconic landmarks adorned with Jeremy Fish illustrations. Featured landmark designs include Trans AM Phoenix, Cable Car Cyclops and Golden Tusk Bridge  also available as T-Shirts. Now available in store and online exclusively at Upper Playground.THE SF SIGHTSEEING TOUR POSTCARD BOOK BY JEREMY FISH x UPPERPLAYGROUND CABLE CAR CYCLOPS POSTCARD BY JEREMY FISH x UPPERPLAYGROUND

PAINTED LADIES POSTCARD BY JEREMY FISH x UPPERPLAYGROUND

GOLDEN TUSK BRIDGE POSTCARD BY JEREMY FISH x UPPERPLAYGROUND

CITY HALL WIZARD POSTCARD BY JEREMY FISH x UPPERPLAYGROUND

TIME FOR PEACE POSTCARD BY JEREMY FISH x UPPERPLAYGROUND

BANKER BOWLER POSTCARD BY JEREMY FISH x UPPERPLAYGROUND

KING OF THE HILL POSTCARD BY JEREMY FISH x UPPERPLAYGROUND

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The Travelteq Voyager Travelbag

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We just learned of Travelteq, and all we can say is this; if you are trying to convince a 30-year to buy your product who travels often for only a few days at a time, this photo is the best seller and you should be rewarded. This is the most concise packing example we have ever seen that got us excited about carry-ons. Just saying…

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Painting, Bombing, and Buffing LA’s Freeways: Lecture @ Los Angeles Public Central Library

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Straight from South Willard’s great blog:

Sat, May 12th ~ 2pm
Los Angeles Public Central Library

Stefano Bloch will discuss the birth, life, and slow death of L.A.’s iconic Olympic Festival freeway murals. His talk is based on in-depth ethnographic research conducted on the graffiti community and historical research conducted on L.A.’s Chicano and mainstream muralist traditions. Bloch argues that two decades of bad policy, belligerent graffiti abatement, and combative freeway bombers conspired to turn aesthetically inviting freeway walls into alienating beige eyesores. He will also be showing images from the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection and sharing excerpts from his personal archive of interviews, images, and reflections that focus on the appearance of L.A.’s public walls.

Sponsored by the Photo Collection and the Art, Music, & Recreation Department, presented by Photo Friends

Parking is available at 524 S. Flower St. Garage (show your LAPL library card at the Central Library’s information desk to receive a validation for reduced rates). Handicap accessibility available.

Los Angeles Public Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium
630 W Fifth St
Los Angeles, CA, 90071

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Greg Chambers and Purebred Info-Ed Column

You may be wondering who the guy in the Juxtapoz ad’s has been, for good reason, he looks like a legend. Well, he wanted to set the record straight about who he is and what he’s all about:

People like to call me “Gorilla Man” or “Vanilla Gorilla” because they think that I resort to physical violence as a means to assert myself with the ladies. I use the mind. I use the mind. And The Citrus Report.

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Every morning, I read The Citrus Report to scout potential talent for that evening. The question I get most often is that it’s easy to look at a photo of a nice lady in a newspaper, but then what? A common move of mine is sending a gift basket. As of late I have been really digging on all these fake meat inventions. They taste great, they are healthy for you, and it gives the ladies a sensitive impression, one of not being a barbaric animal killer. It’s amazing what they can do these days. Tofu, TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein), Seitan… incredible what food science has wrought. Usually I will send a whimsical object like a wood and brass executive puzzle sculpture along with a few servings of fake meat and await their call. If they can’t dig that, I don’t want to talk to them anyhow.

I ain’t gonna be this good forever, so I commissioned the nice folks at Purebred to snap a candid photo of me doing my thing in the tub. We also took a photo that memorializes one of the great moments of my athletic career, the time I broke the backboard with a “slam dunk” style basketball shot. This photo is available to license for stationary, postcards, and novelty apparel. Contact my agent.

I also wanted show you my creative side. To show the world through my HI-FI point of view. These bonus snaps show what it’s like to be me, to see the world in more than one dimension, simultaneously. Dig it.

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Check out more world-class photography by Stacey and Jason at http://purebredphoto.com/

Write Greg Chambers at:
Greg Chambers Fan Club
419 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA
94117