Make Your Background Photo Project

Jaime Karson, Michael Johnson, Adan Deloza, Michaël Veremans, Aneesah Moore, and an apartment in a dumpster.

Jaime Karson, Michael Johnson, Adan Deloza, Michaël Veremans, Aneesah Moore, and an apartment in a dumpster.

Hit the streets and snap those photos. It’s time to bring out our underground personalities and express them with our cities! Long Beach or whereever you are, let’s see you in the streets!

Michael Johnson with Club Hotel, Lime, and guy.

Michael Johnson with Club Hotel, Lime, and guy.

Aneesah Moore in the street!

Aneesah Moore in the street!

Michaël Veremans and the alleys off 4th.

Michaël Veremans and the alleys off 4th.

Photos by Eydie McConnell

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3 Responses to Make Your Background Photo Project

  1. Rodallec says:

    Amazing love! This looks like Long Beach went to India and came back like Christs of the New Millenium!

  2. Jamie Love says:

    We are communicating with your senses.

    The warm sun starts to sink behind the buildings that line the edge of town. Cars hum by, leaves rattle in the wind, flies hover dumpsters, waste spewed out, drippings on the cement.
    Amongst the alleyways, in the middle of the streets in Long Beach, imagination resides.

    One may be quick to judge. One may wonder, why would you take portraits in the ghetto? I mean, there are many other locations that have esthetic capabilities. Perhaps a portrait against palm trees and million dollar mansions that border ocean boulevard. Now that is beautiful. Now that is art.

    We are communicating with your senses.

    To me, unconventional art has always caught my eye and found a home in my heart. Pioneers with innovative and eccentric ways of expressing themselves, not only stepping outside of the box, but burning that fucking box up altogether, have massive amounts of influential power that spark creative energy within those around them. Allowing the soils of their being to become that much more fertile. Nutrients that feed your roots. Your own experiences developing into ideas, developing into art.

    These alleyway portraits, dumpster portraits, street portraits are more meaningful and beautiful than anything you will find on the cover of some magazine, displayed by some check out stand in some supermarket.

    This is not photoshopped, cropped, enhanced, and corrected. No chins were trimmed, or bellies concealed. This is beautiful, because this is real.

  3. Very nice photos…. I understand the point of your project, but for some more inspiration you should check out Miranda July’s interactive art. She called it Eleven Heavy Things.

    http://mirandajuly.com/art

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