Documented is the underbelly of NYC, you know, REAL NEW YORK SHIT. Smoking Blunts in the hallway, borough hopping for two days straight without sleep, crashing random raves. Each photograph documents a time in which total freedom has been exerted. We are all trying to make the most of our youth and are living our lives the way we deem “correct” The characters and their style individually represent the different flavours of New York – Harlem, The Bronx, Downtown Manhattan, and Brooklyn. The city is transforming and everyday there’s an influx of foreigners, which in turn is steadily killing New York’s identity but there is still REALNESS out there and you can find that realness in each of the people represented in these photographs.
All Pictures and Words by Abdoul Diallo