The photography of Boogie

July 16, 2006

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The photography of Weegee reminded me a lot of Boogie’s photography. To me, Boogie’s work now is what Weegee’s work was back then. Vividly capturing the underground world of drugs, gangs and street culture in New York, Boogie’s eye of photography is flawless as his photos describe the hard life of the ghettos, particularly Harlem, Brooklyn as well as some photos from Brazil.

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There is no doubt of the influence of Boogie as seen in Mark Romanek’s music video for Jay-Z’s 99 Problems. one of my favorite music videos of all time .

Mark Romanek’s music video for Jay-Z’s 99 Problems

The similarities of both works are uncanning. Boogie’s book, It’s All Good, is available on September 31st so if you like his photography, be sure to get it. Click here for the link.

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One Response to “The photography of Boogie”

  1. Anthony Says:

    I caught a sample of Boogie’s work on Global Grind and I’m digging it. I also checked out his website, he has some interesting photographs.


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