Hanging out with the cool kids found at the festival.
“While at the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn earlier this year, and combing the venue for portrait subjects, I met Eddy, Brandon, Anzie and Myles. Instantly I was compelled to shoot this group of friends not just because of being initially drawn to their impeccable style, but the positive energy connecting them like they were four parts of a whole. I regrouped with them a few months later on a cold Sunday afternoon near the Brooklyn Promenade area to shoot with no predetermined outcome on a narrative, but to simply capture their energy and spirit. Subsequently I learned by observation that they are all young creatives with their own perspectives, points of view, optimism and massive aspirations. They needed no prodding to make pictures happen, they just put forth their natural character and the visual dialogue gave way to itself. We mixed the series up shooting digital and on a recently reacquired Pentax K1000 35mm camera, that was oddly enough, the first camera I picked up in 11th grade.” —Andrew