Julian Besson, a passionate photographer mainly based in Paris, captured the hectic streets and lives of New York. His series ‘Kids from the Hood’ revolves around representations of bike kids in Rivington St. His work reveals a certain level of trust between him and his subjects. His subjects sit confidently on their bikes, a sense of pride is present in every facial expression and every body posture. A pride that arises in the comfort of belonging to an identity beyond oneself, an identity shared through friendship and the act of biking. Julian often captures themes of youth in his photographic projects stating that, he wanted to capture the ‘Youthful vibe’ inherent to the city. When asked about his choice to shoot his series in black and white, he responds that he loves the timeless feeling it creates. And that black and white functions partially as an ode to the New York of the 80’s and the emergence of hip hop culture. ‘Kids fro...
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