Me - #berggerpancro400 'Course you love me, you don't know me
But I got news for you, I came broken
Ego issues, my head is swollen
I got a million chips on my shoulder
But if you stay despite all I showed you
Then maybe you don't need freedom... - @jessiereyez
I’ve started a project ...with my writing and music... So if you’ve ever wanted to be photographed on film the next two weeks is your chance. I don’t do much TFP stuff these days so this is your chance. Man. Woman. Couples. Siblings. Etc. Send me a Dm.
Photo by our angel @peggyshootsfilm :,) <3
Who’s down to sneak me to New York sometime soon?! I swear I’ll fit in the duffle bag and won’t move a MUSCLE haha.
One day one day. Until then, I’ll get my daily dose of the city from my feed and friends in the big 🍎
Pink Floyd at Piccadilly Circus, 1967✨
QUICK UPDATE ON WEBSITE RE-LAUNCH! All we’re currently waiting on is the finalization for our domain transfer to the new site, which we’re told will be a few days. WE ASKED THEM TO DO IT AS FAST AS THEY CAN SO WE CAN BE BAACKK! Formatting a TON of new articles right now, so that when we finally are back, we’ll have a FLOOD of good jazz.
That’s the end of my PSA, I’m really excited, thanks for hanging in there :-)
@avabartlow of @we.are.fille, photographed by @kthynson. Who else is as excited as we are for them to release music to online platforms?! FILLE definitely makes our list for local bands on the rise, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.
LADY PINK at home with her favorite colors, Queens, NY.
Spray paint has come a long way since 1981, and so has PINK who is painting murals and canvases for major festivals and exhibitions.
Baltimorean, Miss Cockey, posing in front of her portrait painted from one of Martha’s photos. Artwork by Canadian artist, @troy_Lovegates aka OTHER.
Miss Cockey is featured in Martha’s documentary project comparing the neighborhood of Sowebo (Southwest Baltimore) with Soweto in South Africa.
A screengrab of material gathered by our film crew during a visit Sao Paulo, the birthplace of artists Os Gemeos, who talked to us about discovering graffiti in the 80's through books like Subway Art.
Hired in 1977, Martha was the first female staff photographer at the New York Post. Susan Welchman was her boss at the time, and their collaborations continued for many years after.
Lee Quinones’ 21st birthday party in 1981, 37 years before he sat down with our film crew to share his experiences growing up painting in the burgeoning graffiti culture of 1970s New York City. @leequinones @marthacoopergram #graffiti
Photographed while she lived in Japan from 1969-71, Martha’s interest in the art of tattooing predated her interest in graffiti. Her photos were finally published 40 years later in “Tokyo Tattoo 1970” by @dokumentpress in Sweden. @marthacoopergram #japantattoo
While working for the New York Post in the late 1970s, Martha was always on the lookout for "weather” photos– random feature shots that illustrated the day. This quest led to her shooting street play, and eventually to discovering graffiti. @marthacoopergram @nypost #firehydrant
Original slides from “Subway Art” on a light box, in the NYC studio of @marthacoopergram.
A great pleasure in making this film was the opportunity to work with these fascinating snippets of history. Before digital photography, Martha shot almost entirely on Kodakchrome slide film with iso64
I used to think this was the beginning of our story... Memory is a strange thing. It doesn't work like I thought it did. We are so bound by time, by its order. But, these days I'm not so sure I believe in beginnings and endings. There are just days that define your story beyond your life.
@_wildbloom - #kodakfilm
What I wish I was eating for breakfast 🍜 photographed by @j.lovettt (in reality I’m munching on some avocado toast like a nice lil Californian haha)
If you have any suggestions on artists, activist, musicians, and anyone in between who we should feature on the site, DM US! Always open to submissions and new voices 🌟