MICHAELA QUAN DOCUMENTS VOICES OF JAMAICA
Stunning imagery captured during our time at Geejam whilst filming Voices of Jamaica. MICHAELA QUAN went deep and really caught the feeling of a place and it's many characters. See more of her work @ https://michaelaquan.com/
Beth Lesser captures 80s dancehall culture
A photo book I have loved for many years is Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture by Beth Lesser. It's a bible of the early days of the sound in Kingston.
Some places stay with you long after you've left. I was lucky enough to skate the Brooklyn Banks over the course of a hot NYC summer. For me this was New York, it was live. Supreme had only just opened that month and I was the first kid (I believe) to bring back any merch to the the UK. If I only had that original Tee
The lights of Highbury
From my window as a kid I could see the flood lights of Highbury, it was one of my first memories seeing them through the mist and hearing the cheers. I went to my first Arsenal game when I was 5, I remember a skinhead with his arm around a Jamaican fella singing their hearts out. It was pure joy.
In the 80's & 90's Red was the only colour
Back when I was a kid I remember being obsessed with red cars. In the 80's and 90's it was the only colour. I remember my friend's Dad driving an SL Merc on a mid 90's summers day with loud music coming from every direction as we passed.