1. MEDITATING ON INJUSTICE

    Turbulent times are all around. Dozens of new cases appear every month about racial violence, domestic violence, and the invisible violence of systemic structures. But we’ve entered an era where we police the police using mobile devices and instantaneous reporting. We’ve put the world on blast and now we’re starting to see visual evidence of how we’ve really been treating each other . Injustice is a sobering reality that we all suffer from at some point in our lives, but many of us suffer from it far more than others. It seems as though the world is in a constant state of expanding and contracting - making progress and devolving. Living in a city where you can come face to face with the wealthiest elite or the most destitute people can be staggering and overwhelming. I find myself feeling angry at something on a daily basis but loving my fellow human being in a confusing and contradicting way.


    Black bodies murdered and discarded like scraps
    The brown hands are weathered and riddled with cracks
    Subservient lives are ruled by demeaning lies
    You can talk about the president
    But the separation is evident
    White flight takes a turn and starts to recede
    Into our homes like a social disease
    The money signs are flying
    While are communities are dying
    Race economics tells you to marry white
    But diluting your childrens’ skin doesn’t make the wrongs right
    A trip to DC will teach you history
    If you don’t mind lies on native misery
    A tradition of power passed down generations
    Become mental violence as pillars of our nation
    They walk oblivious on the backs of our labor
    Trying to pose as some kind self righteous savior
    The injustices begin to stack as my heart grows weak
    A better world I strive for and perilously seek
    But through the blistering rage it’s hard to find
    A simple blessing for a little peace of mind

     

  2. BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN

    The day I moved to Bushwick there were kids playing in an open fire hydrant on our block. It was the perfect thing to do on a muggy summer night. I didn’t have my camera with me at the time but in a sense it was better that way. I didn’t feel detached from the moment like I so often do when I’m hiding behind my camera. I witnessed it first hand and just relished in the moment like the very kids that were playing in the street.

     


  3. REJECTED

    Sometimes I think about the things that I said or did that were meant to be funny but were completely unfunny. Like the time I tried to make a comedy video and submitted it to a comedy website only to get a single sentence email reply that read, “NOPE.”

     

  4. WEST INDIAN DAY PARADE - BROOKLYN

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  5. GRAFFITI ART @ THE 21ST PRECINCT

    Artists took over a former police station and covered the walls with graffiti, wheat pates and other pieces. There was also a special darkroom set up by photographer Jesper Haynes showcasing his work living on St. Marks in the 80s.

     

  6. NYC SUMMER SNAPS PT.2 

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  7. IN CIRCLES - TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK

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  8. LATINO PUNK FEST NYC 2014 - DAY 1

    In no particular order:
    Anazasi
    Generacion Suicida
    Pura Mania

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  9. IRVING AVE

    Mornings in Bushwick.

     

  10. LATINO PUNK FEST NYC 2014 - DAY 2

    In no particular order:
    Atruth
    Ekolalia
    Konstrukt
    Atrako
    Sin Order

    Canon 7D

     

  11. TOO MANY ZOOZ - THE FUNKIEST TRIO IN NYC

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  12. ALL BLACK AT THE BEACH

    Photo by Rosalie

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  13. MY NEW YORK SUMMER PT. 1

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  14. ROSALIE

    At the park. Eating funnel cake. Basking in the sun. With a butterfly.

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  15. MOVING TO BROOKLYN

    Images from our move to Bushwick.

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