Posts tagged GEORDIE WOOD

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Russia and Sweden (2013)

FADER PHOTO EDITOR GEORDIE WOOD LIVING THAT LIFE

GEN F: BODEGA BAMZ


When Bodega Bamz was in his early teens, he hit a blunt laced with angel dust. He got scared, and rushed to the most welcoming place he could think of at the time. “I ran into church, singing my coritos,” he says, referencing Spanish hymns. First, though, he made a stop at Hajji Deli Grocery, the bodega on the corner of 110th Street and 1st Avenue infamous for its mural of fallen hero Derek “Bloodshed” Armstead, a cousin of Cam’ron and once promising rapper who died in a car accident in 1997. Bamz was lucid enough to procure a bottle of water from Hajji’s, pouring it all over himself in an attempt to extinguish his trauma. “It was a bad trip,” he says. “[I would] fuck around and be the first nigga to die off weed. You know how fucked up that would be? If you died off smoking weed?”

[PHOTO BY GEORDIE WOOD]

GEN F: BODEGA BAMZ

When Bodega Bamz was in his early teens, he hit a blunt laced with angel dust. He got scared, and rushed to the most welcoming place he could think of at the time. “I ran into church, singing my coritos,” he says, referencing Spanish hymns. First, though, he made a stop at Hajji Deli Grocery, the bodega on the corner of 110th Street and 1st Avenue infamous for its mural of fallen hero Derek “Bloodshed” Armstead, a cousin of Cam’ron and once promising rapper who died in a car accident in 1997. Bamz was lucid enough to procure a bottle of water from Hajji’s, pouring it all over himself in an attempt to extinguish his trauma. “It was a bad trip,” he says. “[I would] fuck around and be the first nigga to die off weed. You know how fucked up that would be? If you died off smoking weed?”

[PHOTO BY GEORDIE WOOD]

geordiewood:

This month, in our annual Photo Issue, The FADER is publishing a feature on the epidemic of youth violence in Chicago, photographed by Daniel Shea. It’s no exaggeration to say this has been one of the most fulfilling projects that Daniel and I have ever worked on. 

The feature is live online today. Over the duration of the week four extended edits will be posted along with conversations between Daniel and I.

This essay was a deviation from past photo issues. Instead of publishing preexisting work we decided to commission one large essay with ambitious goals. Our choice to shoot on the ground in Chicago stemmed from the idea that the violent rhetoric that permeates contemporary rap music has a human cost that is too often overlooked. The FADER and many other magazines covering new music feature musicians that propagate cultures of violence (like Chief Keef, who Daniel shot for The FADER’s cover less than a year ago). With the magazine’s audience of young people in mind, we wanted to face that head on. 

What resulted is 16 pages of photographs and a Q&A with veteran Chicago reporter Alex Kotlowitz. We aimed to depict what life in the South Side is like for young people, through individuals affected by violence, those participating in it and the grassroots effort to curb the spread of retaliatory crime which seems to have no end.

I would like to personally thank Daniel, my friend, for his incredible effort and determination working on this project, as well as the staff and publishers of The FADER for believing in it and to the men and women of CeaseFire who opened countless doors for us. Please spread the word and consider donating to their incredible effort.

INTERVIEW: TRINIDAD JAME$

The next project might come out, and nobody gravitates to any song. Does that make me have to regret “All Gold Everything?” Nah. What can I do about that? I can get Jesus to write a song for me, but it’s about how people reply to it.

INTERVIEW: TRINIDAD JAME$

The next project might come out, and nobody gravitates to any song. Does that make me have to regret “All Gold Everything?” Nah. What can I do about that? I can get Jesus to write a song for me, but it’s about how people reply to it.

geordiewood:

The 2013 Spring Newsletter was sent out this morning! Read an online version here.

CHECK OUT OUR BEAST OF A PHOTO EDITOR

geordiewood:

The 2013 Spring Newsletter was sent out this morning! Read an online version here.

CHECK OUT OUR BEAST OF A PHOTO EDITOR

FEATURE: CHRISTIAN ATUNDE ADJUAH
Such is the way of the modern jazz master: fêted and lionized around the world by fans and aficionados, anonymous to everyone else.

FEATURE: CHRISTIAN ATUNDE ADJUAH

Such is the way of the modern jazz master: fêted and lionized around the world by fans and aficionados, anonymous to everyone else.

FEATURE: CHRISTIAN ATUNDE ADJUAH

MEET THE YOUNG NEW ORLEANS NATIVE BEST STRETCHING THE BOUNDARIES OF JAZZ

~ photos by geordie wood ~

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Rajastan and Odisha, India (2012)

Last spring I traveled through Northern India and made a collection of photographs that is live on my website today in a portfolio titled Nice Twice

The work is a diary of personal interactions among a people and place that has become dear to my heart over a number of visits in the past five years. Above is a brief excerpt of the collection but please do visit the website to see the full project.

FADER PHOTO EDITOR’S AMAZING NEW PROJECT