Well Played: Ricky Powell Talks About Getting Started in Street Photography

Ricky Powell is one of New York City's most original and unique street photographers.  He came up with the rise of hip-hop, shooting Run DMC and The Beastie Boys, and later made a name capturing the celebrities, artists and lowlifes that imbued the downtown scene with character. Among his subjects were art world icons like Andy Warhol, Basquiat, and Keith Haring, and rappers Eazy-E, LL Cool J, and KRS-One. This excerpt from the documentary film by Cheryl Dunn, "Everybody Street", presents The Rickster in all his vitriolic New Yorker glory, including linguistic gems like, "my neighborhood has been infested by new jack cornballs" and "she played me like a soggy cannoli". Check it out. [The New Yorker]

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