while digging on the web today i ran into images that took me back to 2007…
i absolutely loved working this shoot. big ups to retna and juxtapoz!
hidden trac(k) memories*
Although the Original Mural was only supposed to stay up for one night due to location regulations, Retna flipped the OG type and aged it quite beautifully for this Juxtapoz spread (dusk remained intact until the location was remodeled). Peep the original mural by Augustine Kofie and Retna for Hidden Trac(k) Vol.1 (c) 2007:
Words on the left read: “Now of course I want peace on the streets- But realistically painting perfect pictures ain’t never worked- My misery was so deep.” ~2Pac —-The names in gold read: “DJ Dusk, Verse, Ayer, Kev” Fallen Soldiers.~Kofie
This was/is absolutely one of the most fascinating parts of the OriginalWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) mainly due to it’s rhythmic, poetic and psychedelic feel…
“There’s no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There’s no knowing where we’re rowing or which way the river’s flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing ’cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they’re certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!”