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“ALL GOOD IN THE HOOD”

ALL GOOD IN THE HOOD COMES FROM THE APPRECIATION EITH MY SURROUNDINGS AND FINDING THE SUBTLE YET RAW BEAUTY THAT IS HIDDEN IN EVERY CRACK AND CREVICE.. THE VISUALS FROM A HOOD MUCH LIKE THE ONES YOU SEE ON TV.. OCCUPIED WITH DISMAY AND HOPE WITH POLICE AND STRUGGLE WITH TRASH AND VACANCY.. WITH BROKEN DREAMS AND THE BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS.. THIS IS ITS ALL GOOD IN THE HOOD AND TO ME THE HOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD.

(These visuals reflect my personal observation and a small glimpse into the East New York, Crown Heights and Brownsville neighborhoods in Brooklyn. All areas I’ve lived in one time or another in my life. Hope you and enjoy and stay Woke)

"FUCKING AROUND"

“FUCKING AROUND”

"PITKIN AVE"

“PITKIN AVE”

"DURAG"

                               “DURAG”

ROCKAWAY AVE 2"

ROCKAWAY AVE 2″

"ROCKAWAY AVE"

“ROCKAWAY AVE”

'CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS"

‘CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS”

"MAKE IT"

                   “MAKE IT”

"SELF PORTRAIT OF A NEGRO"

“SELF PORTRAIT OF A NEGRO”

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TAXI NIGHTS

I USUALLY FIND MYSELF IN POSITIONS WHERE THE CITY I LIVE IN NY TREATS ME WIHT SOME PRETTY GOOD HAZY NIGHTS, THIS IS ONE OF THEM, A TAXI RIDE BACK TO BROOKLYN WITH A FRIEND OF MIND LAST SUMMER, I REMEMBER IT BEING VERY HOT OUT, THE CITY WAS SCREAMING WITH PERSPIRATION, NONETHELESS THE RIDE HOME WAS COOLING AND RELAXING. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE THE PERFECT TIME TO CAPTURE WHAT KIND OF NIGHT IT ENDED UP BEING. LOVE THIS CITY LOVE THE IMMEDIACY AND THE LUMINOSITY OF EVERYTHING FROM THE REFLECTORS AND THE CAUTION SIGNS TO THE STREET LIGHTS, TO ME IT REALLY IS AN AMAZING PLACE AND I WOULDN’T WANT TO BE ANYWHERE ELSE RIGHT NOW.

THIS TOWN

THIS TOWN

BRIDGING THE GAP TO BROOKLYN

BRIDGING THE GAP TO BROOKLYN

REFLECT

REFLECT

LEAVING THE CITY BEHIND

LEAVING THE CITY BEHIND

TAXI DRIVER NO DENIRO

TAXI DRIVER NO DENIRO

RED

RED

AUTOPORTRAIT

AUTOPORTRAIT

TRAFIC

TRAFIC

ANN

ANN

PATRICK HAZY

PATRICK HAZY