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Press: AM & DCAP on

Graffiti/street art/lifestyle/community portal recently did an interview with AM on our residency in Paris. They included photos from my Paris series and some of my videos. I love the way my photo looks on their homepage so wanted to capture it for my memories:

Fatcap interview with AM and DCAP

Excerpt from AM’s interiew:

Are there any current projects you are working on, and what should we look for next from you?

Well Paris is the first stop for this film, we are planning on going to Argentinaand South Africa. I am also working on a new series of cityscapes inspired by my travels when I return to NY. I have a solo show coming up in Philly this winter and I will be painting at Art Basel in Miami. YOUNITY also has another exhibition coming up next fall.

I like that my photo on their homepage is an example of the diverse talents that people with a graffiti/street art background often have. When I wasn’t documenting AM wheatpasting, catching tags, or doing pieces, there were plenty of moments like these where she was in her studio immersed in printmaking or other mediums.

No “street artist” is the same. Some show their work in galleries, others keep it on trains and tunnels. Many graffiti writers these days have art degrees, while others barely finished High School. Some stencil and tag but still decline the “writer” or “street artist” label. Despite each unique circumstance, the love for art and a desire to express themselves is what ultimately ties street artists together.

I can’t wait to document more female graffiti artists like AM in my remaining days in NYC and when I am in CA for three months. You can find more updates on my progress on

On My Radar: Free ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’ Screening

On My Radar: Free 'Exit Through The Gift Shop' Screening

The Hunter Film & Media Guild (“The Guild”) present this screening:

Exit Through the Gift Shop

TONIGHT – Monday, November 1, 2010
Starting at 6:30PM in the Lang Recital Hall, HN 424

Free Admission – You don’t need to be a student to attend! (I emailed to confirm).

To get into the building you’ll need to get a Guest Pass from the Main Lobby in Hunter West (the SW corner of 68th Street and Lexington).

I’m so happy I stumbled across this! I am going to attend this screening as additional research for my multimedia project / doc on female graffiti artists around the world and their activism.

About Exit Through The Gift Shop
The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Billed as ‘the world’s first street art disaster movie’ the film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work.

Collaborative Media: ‘It Takes The Hood To Save The Hood’

I am proud to be associated with this collaborative mini-doc, produced by photographer/activist Bashira Webb and students from Phipps West Farms Teen Program in the South Bronx.

Back in April, Phipps Community Development Corporation contracted my services through DCAP Media to serve as an advisor and support the edit.

This video was made almost entirely by students. Bashira worked with them and members from the community to create this video. The people in the mini-doc are real; they share stories of the loved ones they lost to gun violence.

Special thanks to Gloria Cruz, head of the Bronx chapter of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. She supported this production and gave us access to locals who had lost loved ones. Cruz recently organized the “Million Mom March” that took place in the South Bronx on May 8, 2010, and is a tireless advocate for peace.

“It Takes The Hood To Save The Hood” is a perfect example of why I am committed to developing my new business entity, DCAP Media. I want to continue supporting media that brings people together, all while having the freedom to work on a wide range of projects.

I also love any opportunity that gives me the chance to work with young people, teaching them how to tell their own stories.

I feel very blessed to be able to make a living doing what I do: operating as a multimedia producer for major media companies, while subverting the system and empowering the kids through indie media projects and pro social initiatives.