Is there any better time to let you in on my love for J. Quazi King‘s photography than now that he’s on everyone’s lips thanks to the Puma X Saint Heron photographs for the Word to Women campaign? Probably, but that’s beside the point. It started with that photo (above) and I went on an obsessive quest to find all the photos he had ever taken. I find his photography emotive – he brings out a side to his models that I do not see many photographers pull off. There’s a haunting connection between photographer and subject that is caught – an essence of their personalities that is palpable in each photograph.
Although this self-taught, Brooklyn-based photographer (who is originally from Equatorial Guinea) started by documenting scenes on New York streets, his work has evolved to focus on portraiture. And these portraits are stunning. There’s a grimy honesty to them.
No more words.
All photos are from his website linked above.
Knock yourself out..