I am a Brooklyn born and based artist hailing from Bedstuy. Though we moved out by the time I was two, a lot of my early childhood was spent in the Brevoort Housing projects. I learned to ride my bike there. I spent many a christmas with cousins who, till this day I'm unsure whether or not we're blood related. No matter where I go or how much I grow, it will always be a part of me, how I view the world and my people.
The photos here are from this past summer. My uncle John had come to visit from Georgia right around the time there was a cookout in celebration of one of their friends who'd passed. I took my camera with me as I always do expecting it to be a bunch of dudes my dad and uncle's age just being old dudes, but in stead the area was alive with love and energy; multiple generations of Brevoort residences soaking up sun and happiness. I hadn't felt a sense of community this strong in ages.
Portfolio: Kinardist Media | @useformat
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