This film by Will Robson-Scott meets Ricky Powell, a native New Yorker whose photographs of iconic people such as the Beastie Boys, Keith Haring and Cindy Crawford made him a pivotal figure in the downtown party scene during the ’80s and ’90s.
Now 50, Ricky’s lust for photography and music is still strong. Through his eccentricities such as his love for a transistor radio and feeding squirrels in the park, we gain an insight into his everyday life. Retrospective of New York City and how it has changed over his lifetime, he shows us around the city and contemplates what the future holds.
As always I have left everything to the last minute, but I am off to New York tomorrow! What shops, bars, galleries, restaurants, nights should I be checking out?
The Seventh Letter’s Saber has a new solo show next month at the Opera Gallery in New York City. Titled “The American Graffiti Artist”, the exhibition examines Saber’s interpretation of graffiti artwork in America.
Spine meet up with Amir Abdullah, label manager with Wax Poetics and one half of famous crate digging duo Kon & Amir, on a tour of some of his favourite downtown NYC vinyl spots. Aaah it makes me want to get back there now.