Ricky Powell Launches NYC Street Photography Site

Friend of Mass Appeal and one of the best NYC photogs to do it, Ricky Powell has co-founded the site with Brian Dwels to bring together the greats of street photography with the up-and-comer all with the purpose of preserving and documenting NYC culture. Read the Rickster’s statement below:

A Note From the Rickster, Ricky Powell

To me, ‘ Street Photography is like my transistor radio..the playlist is infinite ‘ .. Every body got their own taste in what’s a ‘Money Shot ‘.. like art.

So, personally I’m captivated bywhat goes on naturally…I do it on the love..I take picturers on the fly..It’s my story that I’m documenting for my perpetual time capsule..(according to ‘The Lazy Hustler’ ) ..(again..)

To me, when i ‘go after ‘ a subject, they sort of remind me of collecting sports cards as a kid, in the early-70’s..I’ll be like ‘ I want him’ , ‘I want her’ ..I want them ‘… in my collection. As I look back to when I started (‘stated’) that I was going to take pictures on a serious/ fun/professional/ long term on the rreal, I’m a lil’ impressed with my variety of characters that I shared a 9intinate’) moment…

I started to specifically associate myself with ‘ Street Photography ‘ in like 2000-2001..’Upper Playground’ in S.F created a logo for our collaboration of my photos on t*shirts…and I loved it and applied it on my complimentary 1/2 page ad in Mass Appeal mag (i contributed as ‘The Doloist’ )..and I found myself embraced by ‘Street Photography’ enthusiasts.

I liked that. I wanted to distinguish myself, in the ‘photography world’ so that worked out nice… I’m a big fan of old school ‘Street’ Photographers.. such, as..Helen Levitt..Fred McDarrah..Bob Adelman..DOISNEAU..Ellliot Erwitt..Wee Gee..Garry Winogrand..Mary Ellen Mark… And there are some of my contemporaries who I Love to Def… Martha Cooper..Charlie Ahearn..Henry Chalfant..Jamel Shabazz..Janette Beckman..Joe Conzo..there’s too many to mention on my short list, to name right here.

And, yo.I’ve always appreciated the great ones wrry themselves with, real class…that counts, big The Rickford Institute of Duszted Photography / Individualizm …Her’s to creating a kool universe of classic frozen moments

Ricky Powell Nyc 8/15/2012
also big talent like Craig Wetherby..Noah Ritter..Jay Garrett..Jason Goldwatch..Delphine Ettinger..(Ashes 57) 13th Witness..TAK, and Mel D. Cole


Related Articles


“Everybody Street” New York City Photography Documentary


Jason Goldwatch: My Weeks Are Beautiful #14


Bring Back The Boardwalks Silent Auction For Rockaway Beach & Coney Island Communities


Kids Haven’t Turned NY Into a Dump


Jamel Shabazz Shares Never-Before-Seen Images For ‘Sights in the City’


Rachel Roze Tags NYC Subway, We Buy MetroCards (NSFW)


Latest News

delta female passenger pilot fight statement News

Delta Pilot That Hit a Female Passenger Returns to Work

Instead of capitalizing on United’s downfall, Delta could be joining them in the abyss

A Brief History of Racial Unrest in America

There's a riot goin' on, and on, and on...
50 cent late-night talk show '50 Central' coming to BET News

50 Cent is Headed to Late-Night Television

The rapper/actor is launching his ’50 Central’ show on BET
fyre festival lawsuit ja rule mcfarland bahamas News

Here Comes the #FyreFestival Lawsuit

An anonymous #FyreFestival truther is looking to drop the hammer on the failed festival
la-riots-fire-cart News

25 Years Ago, Today, Los Angeles Burned

Remembering the five days of chaos that followed the Rodney King verdict

21 Savage and New York Show Each Other Love

Issa mutual
wale listening room Music

New Music From: Logic, Wale, Jace and More

The Listening Room (April 28, 2017)
Five MCs remember the 1992 L.A. Uprising News

Five MCs Reflect on the Unrest Sparked by the Rodney King Verdict

"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand where the rage stems from."
Trump is a bully News

Trump Is Still Bragging About the Election

Today's edition of The Daily Blunt

The ‘Copwatch’ Roundtable

"Wake the fuck up. Y'all see this shit?"

The 100 Stupidest Moments of Trump’s First 100 Days

We got 99 problems, and Trump's the main one
Jimmy Wopo on a basketball court for his latest video "Bench Boy" Music Video

PREMIERE: Jimmy Wopo is Ready to Ball in “Bench Boy” Video

"Bench boy, you ain't getting in!"
the 'big 3' sneaker brands pass on lonzo ball Sports

The Big 3 Sneaker Brands Pass on Lonzo Ball

Ball-in' out of control
Prodigy Open Space Music

Open Space: Prodigy

P on 'The Infamous': "The beats just naturally came out like some dark, sinister-sounding shit."
watch dj khaled's new "im the one" video Music Video

Does DJ Khaled Have Another Song of the Summer Candidate?

Watch "I'm the One," feat. Chance, Lil Wayne, Bieber and Quavo
Frye Festival News

The Fyre Festival is Music’s Fuck Up of the Year

Enjoy that slice of cheese on bread and last minute cancellation