Video: Here Comes The Neighborhood Captures the Wynwood Walls

By - Thursday, November 17th, 2011

In 2009 Ben Solomon, Jenner Furst, Daniel Levin and Julia Willoughby Nason worked intimately with the photographer Clayton Patterson, digging through his volumes of archives and compiling a full-length feature documentary on his life and work, Captured. The film gave a raw and unabashed view of the contemporary history of the Lower East Side, with an intimate look inside CBGB’s, cross-dresser’s at the Pyramid Club, and climaxed with exclusive footage of the Tompkins Square Park Riot riot in 1988.

Today this creative team has shifted their lens from the gritty to the glossy with their new series Here Comes The Neighborhood. They have followed close friends down to Miami, where the now annual Wynwood Walls mural program is breathing new life into the formally derelict Wynwood District. The Wynwood Walls was conceived by Tony Goldman in 2009, luring the talent, creativity, and following of the biggest stars of the international street art community, ultimately transforming the neighborhood into a museum of public art.

“Since it started in 2009 the Wynwood Walls have expanded exponentially, and this year me and my team spent an extensive time in Miami documenting the artists at work” Ben Solomon told the 12oz team. The series consists of 12 episodes in total, each ranging in length from 2-4 minutes featuring profiles on different artists, their process, and their work in Miami. Some of the artists that are going to be profiled are photographer and 12ozProphet blogger Martha Cooper and Kenny Scharf who painted the famed Bowery and Houston wall last Winter (also a Tony Goldman property). We are especially looking forward to the IRAK profile on Nemel and Earsnot, who’s never been one to be camera shy.

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