This article was posted by Jamil GS 7 months, 3 weeks, 2 days, 12 hours, 57 minutes ago.
This is a young Jay photographed in Battery Park City, Downtown New York.
I picked the location because I knew Jay was aspirational and that he would one day own a Yacht like the one he’s posing in front.
The shots were for publicity and other use related to the release of his first album Reasonable doubt. He’s come along way and clearly entering fatherhood changes his perspective and focus. I think there are some bangers on this new Magna Carta album. My favorite atm is this one “oceans” white boat in heaven yachtin’ ocean 11.
Jay came and picked me up at my apartment on Avenue A and 7th street in his ‘white Lexus before he had a record deal’ asked me if I wasnt scurred living around so many freaks. This is 1995, L.E.S. pre gentrification, Somewhereinamerica
This article was posted by Jamil GS 8 months, 2 weeks, 6 days, 3 hours, 7 minutes ago.
Visionary, Lyricist, MC, Teacher, Rebel, Revolutionary.
A statue should be erected of him in every major city and every child should learn about him and P.E. and their influence on Hip Hop, Rap and the worlds cultural and political landscape.
Dont be an IDIOT, being involved in politics is your responsibility. Click image.
This article was posted by Jamil GS 9 months, 4 weeks, 1 Day, 19 hours, 36 minutes ago.
I’d like to share a very positive, humbling and invigorating experience.
After receiving a generous grant from the Danish journalism association, I managed to take time out and travel to the UK so I could finally experience and document my work in two historical museums exhibitions.
The first show is titled ‘Selling Dreams -100 years of fashion photography’ and it is curated and organized by the V&A museum in London, last shown at Aberdeen Art Gallery. The second show i will explore in a later post.The V&A is similar to the Met in NY, in scope, size and art historical relevance. The photographs exhibited are comprised of 53 photographs carefully selected from the museums permanent collection, that they find best represent the last 100 years of fashion photography. Besides being in company with fellow photographers that I have been inspired by and consider masters of photography, I am impressed by the way the art work is treated an presented. It is held in very high regard and allot of thought and care is put into the process. The museum halls are grand and beautiful and the ambience is filled with creativity and positive vibes.
The exhibition has by popular demand been touring museums in the UK for two years and is now crossing continents to Australia and New Zealand, before returning to London next year. I am happy to be in mix and able to inject a little ‘flava’ into this context and hopefully spark some curiosity to experience and seek out more ‘flava’ for those who arent surrounded by it on a daily.
Amongst other photographers in the show are Irving Penn, Baron Adolf De Meyer, Cecil Beaton, Edward Steichen, Baron Hoyningen Heune, Horst P Horst, Ilse Bing, Herbert List, Erwin Blumenfeld, Norman Parkingson, William Klein, Jean Loup Sieff, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Arthor Elgort, Bruce Weber, Corinne Day, Jurgen Teller, Steven Meisel, Steven Klein and Glen Luchford.
My image featured is from my style and fashion documentary shoot in 1994 on Canal Street. The model is real life beauty supermodel Yalitza, from the Bronx. SHe is wearing a mix of Canal Street bargain deals, Nike and Comme des Garcons, accessories with nameplate jewelry from Canal Street.
The shoot is styled by Bernadette Van Huy of Bernadette Corp, Make up by SHade and Hair by Chuck Amos. The shoot was published in i-D magazine.
Big uPs go out to the V&A curatorial team and Susanna Brown as well as Jason Williams at The Aberdeen Art Gallery.
This article was posted by Jamil GS 11 months, 1 week, 3 days, 3 hours, 44 minutes ago.
One of a kind prints are in progress and are available at Miss Lily’s variety shop on 130 Houston St. by Sullivan st. in downtown NYC.
The series of smaller prints are titled ‘YARDWORK’ and consist of work from my early journeys to Jamaica way back in 93’
Swing by if you enjoy good sounds and good visuals. Prints this onetime only are available at ‘Yardsale’ prices.
If you are interested in larger works pls. visit jamilgs.com