Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer

Charlie Ahearn’s Film Retraces a Moment in New York Style - Video 1 / / 3

As a teenage photographer in early 80s East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent movement of hip-hop. Through the iconic style of his MCs, neighborhood kids and gang members, the unequivocal attitude of New York’s youth was recognized as the calling card of the city’s creative renaissance. Published in 2001, Shabazz’ first book Back In The Days was celebrated as an exhilarating snapshot of the times, and his visual flair has been brought to life in a new documentary by the legendary hip-hop historian and director, Charlie Ahearn.  “On the cover of Jamel’s book were two young men on 42nd Street. They were captured posing in such strong form as a kind of respectful bulwark against all the chaos that you see around them on ‘The Deuce,’” explains Ahearn, the notable filmmaker also responsible for the classic old-school movie, Wild Style. “I immediately knew that here was an original artist for our time.” [1]

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Owned and operated by gal pals Emily Backerman and Maria Phinney, this shop has a ton of sass and character.  These girls combined forces to open their Etsy shop less than a year ago, and have quickly gained a lot of attention online and in PDX.  Read more about their shop here on Portland Supply Co.

Above are some great pics from their lookbook shot by photographer Hannah Lewis-Lopes.  They did a bang-up job on this lookbook!

The Milk girls will be selling their vintage items at a pop-up tomorrow at the Olympic Mills Commerce Center.  Come check it out! 

Sturnelle is pleased to sell alongside Seaecho this coming Saturday at the ‪#‎springhustlesale‬ at the Olympic Mills Commerce Center.

What I love about Seaecho’s bags the most is that the fabrics are very northwest inspired, and yet the designs are clean and modern…no crafty/crafty home project vibes. This is the NEW WAVE of northwest design. To all my people I say get on that wave, and ride it hard.

“Born out of the need to hold objects all in one place and wanting to nestle everything together, under my arm for a night out, or an unexpected trip to the beach. Each bag whether it be wool, leather, or other found fabrics are made to work together or can stand alone with a clean modern design. Designed with a utilitarian compass and eye catching fabrics, each Seaecho bag is constructed to stand the test of time.”

Above is a brand new pic from Seaecho’s new lookbook and a few of my favorite bags from the online shop that I have been eying.

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