Where I am at ATM... I have been hanging around with the street art and rap culture for a while and basically just want to let it be known that all of these people have found a voice in what they love and their message through their work "Love is the Answer", do what makes you happy and make others happy and consequently good things will happen to you for improving what you could provide for....
These geezers are very intelligent and have that ideology of 'so what', kind of as if life is happening for everyone and people in the arts such as singers, photographers, painters etc are spectating and analysing its direction. what i find very interesting and just wonderful is that, without these boys being at the underpass at the right time on the right day in the right conditions I would not be photographing for them and creating album covers... as I told them all of us in the arts, and in life in general we rely on each other to help us out, I can create some very nice work to promote them and on the contrary I am building a very good portfolio. It works for everyone but respect is earned not given and well how do you give to geezers on the streets who don't really need anything because they are happy just being.... you capture it for them and draw that emotion and connection they have with themselves and their work and focus it down to the details that create that scene, the spay paint cans, a girl doing her first piece of graffiti or that person in a portrait, their eyes, hands and demeanour. that whats important to them, looking back at what will tomorrow be a memory, seeing what shaped you and where you are going.