In this episode they talk about Capturing a Moment vs Influencing a Moment, The Immortalization of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Being a Spectator to the Smallest Details, Giving Back in an Impactful Way, Owning All of Your Intellectual Property and Letting Go.
Eric also shares a ton of great stories of when he used to capture Nas, Biggie, Tupac, RZA, ODB and other entertainers of the 90s era.
“Along the journey reviving this body of work, I have been humbled by the energetic response to these images. Beyond the iconography of artistry, the genuine feelings inspired by these visual moments reinforces the cultural relevance of 90’s Hiphop and its influence on today’s world.”
New Jersey | Riding Dirt Bikes | Luis Guzman | Mojito Mints | Love in the Cooking | Creating a Community Environment | David LaChapelle | Entertainers Playing Out Their Characters | Capturing a Moment vs Influencing a Moment | Privilege New York | WHoKnows | Joey Badass | The Importance of Documenting Moments | Indexing the Work and Writing Essays | Thrasher Magazine | Beast of the East | Tony Hawk | Chi Modu | Fat Joe | The Source | Nas and the Times Square Berlin Wall in 1994 | Skateboard Style Photography | Portfolio Review | Lauryn Hill having a Relaxed Moments | Capturing People not Characters | The Immortalization of Ol’ Dirty Bastard | Character Plays for the Media | Young Dirty Bastard | 4 Character Types of ODB | Cultivating Trust | Beyond T. Eric | Utilizing Your Gifts | Doing What You Have To Do | Being a Spectator to the Smallest Details | Giving Back in an Impactful Way | KEO | First Street Green | Only Take the Shots You Need | The Roots | Tupac in Harlem | Get It In Writing | Hunting for Moments | Shot One Roll of Film | Shot on Slide Film | Reverberating The Story | Salaam Remi Remix of Nappy Heads | Street Team Tactics | SUM 41 | Marc Ecko | Letting Go | NBC Today Show | It Takes A Villages | Owning All of Your Intellectual Property | Instinct and Gut | Lando | The Bouncing Souls
About T. Eric Monroe
During the 80’s, Monroe skated and dabbled in photography, and by the early 90’s, he got serious and found a way to make a living using photography. Some of Monroe’s images have been shared in publications like Thrasher Magazine, The Source, XXL, Transworld Skateboarding Magazine, along with international publications. He has licensed content for documentaries and television – all at a time prior to digital photography and the convenience and ease of the internet.
Because of the chaos of the time – during the 90’s – photographs that were not chosen by magazines or record labels went into the archive and sat for years. Recently, Monroe got the thought: “Enough is enough, time to share the images and moments with the world!”
“As I began indexing and presenting my 90’s photography within the modern landscape, I realized I was sitting on something important. People connect deeply with the imagery of Hiphop’s cultural icons. I knew it was my responsibility to properly preserve and promote the work, a legacy of this revolutionary time in music history.”
About The Trops Gallery
The Trops Gallery is located at 35 E 1st St and acts as an exhibition space and home base for art experiences along the LES Art Tour. This location will be open until end of July and will feature four 2-week exhibitions
The Summer 2021 series of exhibitions emphasizes the increasingly interconnected worlds of physical and digital art in our modern community. Each of the art exhibitions is aligned with NFT availability at Open Sea, with NFT-enhanced Objects and archival prints on display at The Trops Gallery and online at thetrops.com & @thetrops.
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