That brainiac boy

photographer. stylist. scholar. activist.
not necessarily in that order.

The images are inspired by my favorite book Where the Wild Things Are, and the Poor Kingzz Art,  Newark’s most prolific graffiti artists. Just as young Max retreats to a fantasy world where even the most frightening beast must bow to his will, bruthas in urban centers like Newark have fought to create spaces beyond the hegemony of white capitalist structures where they can affirm and celebrate their own royalty. 

This series is my first attempt to explore the resemblance between the Poor Kingz’ iconic tag and Sendak’s protagonist, which may serve as a springboard for a conversation about consumption, excess and black masculinity in urban America.

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