Berkeley, CA: Gingko Press, Inc., 2017. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's photo-illustrated cloth, black endpapers.
"To me, street photography is like my transistor radio...The playlist is infinite": New York street photographer Ricky Powell collects over 30 years of photos and stories to create a work that sits somewhere between an artists' survey and photo-memoir. Touchstones from his career – notably his tenure photographing the Beastie Boys during their seminal "Licensed to Ill" tour – and candid images of New York City nightlife in the 1980s and 90s take equal footing in the book, capturing the development of hip-hop, pop art, street and underground culture, and the figures who spearheaded the movements. Subjects include the Beasties, Madonna, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Mike Tyson, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and many of the street photographers and paparazzi who inspired Powell. Inscribed by Powell beneath the frontispiece photo: "Stay Up, Ricky Powell." No dust jacket, as issued. Fine. Item #1208