We've been fans of the talented Amanda Lopez for a long while. Her portraits, which succeed in pulling raw emotion from her subjects, have landed in the pages of every major hip-hop magazine. In 2010, Lopez and friend Lori Lobenstine released the first ever photo documentary book on women and sneaker culture called Girls Got Kicks.

Sneakers continue to find space in Lopez's work, and her latest project True Story: The Vans Shoe Series finds her favored checkerboard slip-ons making appearances from Paris to Queens. Click the thumbs for highlights from the project. Be on the look out for killer cameos.

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