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GALLERY PAGE 2 leaves off from the end of this gallery page, so check it out!
If you came straight to the gallery here, you may want to check back through the posts starting March ’09, as I’m starting to post photos there as well.
/>My archive could be up to 80,000 images for all I know (all slides originally and now mostly digital shots, a lot of retakes to edit out for a proper count), starting back from 1990. I’m slowly getting it all properly scanned for safe keeping, and I’m identifying everything I can. I will be calling on folks to help with that over time. I will be reorganizing the gallery page soon, but here is what you can see for the time being.
I’m picking and choosing as I go along, showing many of the Usual Suspects, as well as writers not widely know or remembered.
SOME of the photos are not great (bad light, off-focus), but worth looking at.
“Eight” by Charlie, at Belmont Tunnel July 1990. Click on image to enlarge.
July 1990 at Belmont.
Charm, of The Won Ton Men:
Belmont, Summer of 1990: “Excel” by Rayge of VOB (Visions Of Brotherhood. See Fear comment below), who told me the KSNs felt particularly lucky to have a band to hang out to, namely Excel.
The following three shots, of Green, Power and Slick, had to be de-tagged using photoshop.
DP and COI crews (Sacred and Man) at Sanborn, 5-91:
Krash at Sanborn, 5-91: A little story behind this is that Asylm was originally using “Krash” as well, due to his style of playing football, but changed his name out of respect and to avoid those classic name conflicts.
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Here’s some early Kofie quickies (with Gatcha sometimes) from my archive from 1994. He’s an example of what happens to someone with talent that keeps pushing forward.
Check his site Keep Drafting!
A while back, there was a post thread on 50mm concerning Skill UTI. I posted some pics, but in case folks didn’t see them or don’t look at that forum, here they are.
From the Panic Zone, ’92:
In Hollywood, with Toons, ’92:
Santa Fe Yard, ’92:
Same place and year:
Arts District, ’93:
Late ’93 out in the SFV with Seltic:
And finally, ’94 down in the Arroyo with Smurf:
Such on Melrose, 3-93
Relm at Motor. He was always one of my absolute favorites. This piece (I don’t think I want to know what it’s about) was right next to the Doze and Wen RSC pieces in my book. And if you don’t have my book yet, you’re worse than Hitler. And don’t rack it, ya.
This is from L.A. pioneer Power…
**THIS ONE IS POWER AND JER. GOT INTO THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL BUS YARD.
THIS IS ONLY ONE OF 25 AND THEY ALL “RAN” ALL SUMMER 1990. CanControlStore.Com
Just because I came across some of these while scanning (I’m only complete with scanning my slides up to 11/94, and then various bits after that), I thought I’d post them.
I haven’t gotten up to the point in my scanning where I can show the earliest example of his fractured “bits and chips” style that we are familiar with these days, so here’s a more recent one from Highland Park, 10-08.
I’m going back to dates where I was in earlier postings.
The following images down to the Mek close-up are from July 1991.
OK… Continuing with July 1991…
“Eco” by Wist, Sanborn yard:
“Dedicated to Defer” by ??, Sanborn yard:
Angur at Belmont:
Cest at Belmont:
Dream and Drez at Belmont:
Perk the color king, at Sanborn:
More from July ’91. First, this dope wall from Sanborn with those GREAT Xpress characters and PET.
Pride UNC and Pre UNC CO2 crew at Belmont: This is what Pre wrote to me: “Pride 911» Poet aka Pre one 1991 Belmont yard… Pride rocked the letters and I helped fill in. This was the first time I attempt to rock a character, pride hooked it up… this crew was called CO2 “Chilling Out Together,” and it was a click off of UNC, “Under No Control,” a South Central crew …..
And back to Sanborn, where unfortunately the “S” of this Strip piece was covered by the dedication piece to Defer, although “Trip” is not a bad name either.
Panic at the Panic Zone, 1-92:
Jero at 7th/Santa Fe, 8-93:
Two guys painting (a legal wall for anyone concerned), Jan. 2009:
Tyke Witnes, Jasy and Rich NASA at Whittier and Indiana yard (ELA), 1-95 (this one from recent scans of my slide archive):
Back to the archives, going somewhat in order from 7-91 above…
A great “get well” piece to Defer, by JackSTN/LOD, (“The original crew-jumper,” as someone said to me), at Belmont, 8-91:
Area DTD/DIS (check their roll calls out in the Additional Roll Call section), Belmont, 8-91:
“AYEM,” as in AM7, by Omen, Belmont, 8-91:
“Kings Of Syle,” Belmont, 8-91:
“Public Enemy,” Belmont, 8-91:
Aero AWR, Sanborn yard, 8-91:
Reap TenSix, Cest and Drez at Belmont, 8-91:
Grim UFK (?), not to be confused with Grem or Grime, Sanborn, 8-91:
Ash and Clae in a BC alley on the West Side. It had been there some time before I shot it in 8-91:
“Bring” (da noise), UNC, Belmont, 8-91:
Angur One, Belmont, 8-91:
Such and Item?, Melrose, 8-91:
Duster and ?, Hollywood off of Fairfax, 8-91:
Sooh, Mek and Perk at Sanborn (crude photomerge), 8-91:
Wreak, who would become Self who would become SE ONE (“Self Expression Opposing Negative Energy”) who would become Thesis3 (I stopped asking), at Sanborn:
HexTGO across from the Hip Hop Shop, 8-91:
Krenz (Yem) at Sanborn, 8-91:
THC last year:
Looking at LOD facebook photos, there was a nice Panic posting of Ranger Rick’s, a short-lived yard in Griffith Park. Skate turned me onto the place, and I thought I’d post just a quick couple, Mel DFB and Bash from 5-93, and Bash from 7-93. Then since Panic also posted a Treeline yard shot, I thought I’d post an alternative shot from that yard of the shot in my book, from 6-95:
Benx and Green, Belmont, 7-91:
Cisk, Sanborn, 6-91:
Pyro and Rival, Hollywood, Nov. ’91:
As I mentioned in the post of 5-29-11, I’m going to repost the material I had put on Myspace (anyone remember MS?). Just to have things a bit different, I was posting slightly later photos, starting from late 1992, although that seems moot now that I’m posting just on the blog here, but what the heck, it’s all interesting.
Comet at Sanborn Yard, 12-92:
Trade THC at 7th & Santa Fe, 12-92:
Make at 7th & Santa Fe, 12-92:
Risk at 7th & Santa Fe, 12-92:
Nerv at 7th & Santa Fe, 12-92:
Bles, Motor yard, 12-92 (note the Happy Chanukah):
“TIE,” by Razer, Huntington Beach, 1-93:
“ROCKS” by Coma, Huntington, 1-93:
AWR by 2Tone, Venice Pavilion, 1-93:
2Tone, Venice Pavilion, 1-93:
Kool at 7th & Santa Fe, 1-93:
“Keter” by Charlie, Industrial Downtown (15th and Alameda), 1-93:
Omega, same location, 1-93:
Dire, Huntington Beach, 1-93:
Besk, 7th & Santa Fe, 1-93:
Phyn, West L.A., 3-93:
USK crew, Venice Pavilion, 3-93:
USC, I believe, at Venice Pavilion, Toons painting on the left. Note the guy giving me the stink-eye (well, maybe he just wonders who the heck I am), 3-93:
Face2 at Motor yard, 3-93:
DS at Motor, 12-92:
Krush, one of my all-time favorite L.A. Kings, at Motor, 1-93:
Dye5, always coming up with something new with just three letters, at Motor, 1-93:
Precise and Panic at 7th and Santa Fe, 1-93:
“Knowledge is Power,” RTN crew rocking South Central (Slauson walls), 3-93:
Demmer and Cre8, South Central (Slauson walls), 3-93:
Dye, Motor yard, 3-93:
Self, Venice Pavilion, 3-93:
Veo, with bookend characters by Myte, Motor, 3-93:
Myte, by himself, at Venice Pavilion, also 3-93:
Ok, I think this is Xpress, but might be Phever, so I’ll check in with those guys and see. 7th & Santa Fe, 3-93:
Besk shout out to Make and Lench, 7th & Santa Fe, 4-93:
“Dopey” by Charlie, 7th & Santa Fe, 4-93:
Jick, Melrose, 4-93:
Sacred, 7th & Santa Fe, 4-93:
Haze(n) (so called because after years of writing “HAZE,” he put an “N” and the end out of respect for the original NY writer Haze), with a nice AWR roll call, Motor yard, 4-93:
Aero AWR, Sanborn yard, 8-91:
“Joker” by Rayge VOB, Belmont, 8-91:
Angur VOB, Belmont, 8-91:
Two from Rad VOB(?), Belmont, 8-91:
Phable at Sanborn, 8-91:
DTB crew at Sanborn, 8-91:
“Flowin” by Risk, Van Nuys, 8-91:
“Sooh” by Perk, Sanborn, 8-91, always great colors:
Besk at Sanborn, 8-91:
“Nine” by A-One at Sanborn, 8-91:
Omen at Sanborn, 8-91:
Charlie at Belmont, 8-91:
Curious, this is the same Charlie (and Strip) at Belmont, but buffed all around the piece, not sure by who, but not by graffsters:
On to September 1991. On The Run (Bash, Size, Sooh) at Sanborn:
Angur VOB, Belmont, 9-91:
“Ten” by Reapo, Belmont, 9-91:
DTD crew, Belmont, 9-91:
Frame and Key, Belmont, 9-91:
Odin DP crew, Sanborn, 9-91:
Perk at Sanborn, 9-91. Sorry he didn’t buff the background before going up.
Pen/Pluma at Belmont, 9-91:
Aero DTB at Sanborn, 9-91:
Aero DTB at Motor (Aero AWR’s turf, a better writer, but I never saw capping going on):
Tackz at Sanborn, 9-91:
Vision, Motor yard, 9-91:
Man One (I believe) at 7th & Santa Fe, 9-91:
Fuse, at Sanborn, 9-91:
And Fuse at Motor, 9-91:
A rare simple silver by Self, at Belmont, 9-91:
Pen at Sanborn, 9-91:
Myte at Sanborn, 9-91:
WCA (West?), off Melrose, 9-91:
This shot, from 9-91, around the corner from the Hip Hop Shop is by Zore (writing Zoro here) and Jeckle IP (Ice Pack crew). It was around this time that Ice Pack crew from Chicago turned into Spray Brigade. Big thanks to Fearo for the history details:
KCA crew, Melrose, 9-91:
AK (some beef going on, it seems) at Motor, 9-91:
Toons, Melrose, 9-91:
TUS on Melrose. Is the “Sear SB” a signature or a diss? 9-91:
Met CBS on Melrose, 9-91:
“3A” (Against All Authority), by Talo, I believe, with Besh, Motor yard, 9-91. As I scan my slides onto disc and HD for safekeeping, I get annoyed at myself for sometimes shooting too tight; I would like to see the whole piece and tag on the right. Big ups to “Lil Spanky” for the ID, and for hipping me to KTE, PTI and 3A crews!
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