I think everyone knows who this kid is. He goes by the name Poppa Purp. He hosts great parties at Moomia, and other venues. And, he is also a very dope photographer. I had the opportunity to photograph him today at my studio in Brooklyn. Of course, one of the things I love doing is telling other people’s stories. No matter how grotesque, real, or extreme the story is — it has to be told. I remember growing up in East New York, and being exposed to a lot. Most of those things, I shouldn’t have been exposed to at a young age, but it’s not a perfect world. Since, this city is developing we often forget how dangerous some parts are and how protection is needed. One thing I learned in Guyana is as easy as it is to judge, we all have to have a clear understanding that people weren’t raised in the same environments that we were raised in. Everyone is different. There really isn’t any room to judge.
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“Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.”