One way you have been present online though, is through your photos. You’ve done some rad stuff for us, you’re on Instagram and you keep a Tumblr. When did shooting photos become a constant every day thing for you?
I started shooting photos ever since I was about 15-16, that’s around the time I started to go on trips. I was so fucking hyped that I was going somewhere, that I would bring a disposable camera before every trip just to have a record of everything that happened. It was so sick after every trip, I would get the film developed and give some out to the homies. I’m really happy that I took photos back then, it’s cool to look at them now.
What kind of camera do you use most of the time?
I use a Contax T2 and a T4
I’m a fan of film, and I know you are too. You don’t have to sway me, but why film over digital?
I just like the way it looks. Digital is sick but it doesn’t have that film look. I love film cause it really makes you think before you shoot a photo. Every shot is money.
Nobody shoots photos of graffiti and street art unless they’re into it. You often do. Any certain writers/artists you check for out there?
Adek, Gusto, Katsu, Kech, Desa, Malvo, Lewy, JA, Noxer, Ms17, Boner – way too many people to list. You don’t really have a choice to be into it – I noticed it at a young age. You ride around the city looking for spots and you just notice it, who’s beefing, who’s up the most.
What else makes you raise your camera, what catches your eye?
I love to shoot fights, graffiti, NYC landscapes, Melissa pissing everywhere in the streets, and my friends.
What’s next? Anything brewing in the near future that you can spill the beans about?
Me, Tom and Hoder are going on an Animal trip to Austin next week for a couple of days to film for a new Animal video Bob is working on. That should be out soon. It’s my first time on a trip with Tom and Hoder, so I’m syked he’s on the team. He is out of his mind and that’s the way he acts when he rides. He’s fucking crazy.
Thanks Ed! Anything you’d like to add before we wrap this up?
I wanna thank Defgrip for this interview and for all the support you guys have been showing me the past year. Ralph Sinisi, Robbie Morales, Glenn PP Milligan, Enos for hooking me up with the Base t-shirts back in the day, Tyrone, Wormz, Bob, Vinnie, Tom White, Joey, Ralphy and Nigel, John Povah at Etnies for being a real official TM when I was on the team, Mike Aland at DC, Jeff Regis and Jenner at Red Bull, Dans Comp, all the BTM homies, Hoder, Jerry (both Jerry’s), Melissa, Ryan Humphrey, Chris Moeller, Troy at Post, Phil Banks, my daughter Alexa and of course my Mom for always cooking up the best food and feeding everyone when they come thru.
Bonus question. Who has the best pizza in New York?