“There used to be an Asian man who used to own a photomat, on Flatbush or Fulton. It had all these different backdrops, leaves backdrop, tropical backdrop, and then on the other side of the black you can see there’s a rainbow with little clouds and shit.
So these guys would get up, meet up, making sure they’re all wearing the same thing, so they’d call each other the night before, and then they’d go home and if they’d all stolen something, they all went to this little Asian photo spot and they’d all sit there and pose for all these photos.
I’ve been told these stories. The photo spot is gone now, but that’s what I love. If you look through the book, there are several different crews of guys, but they all always went to this one photo spot. If you were from Brooklyn, this is where you went with your crew in the early ’90s to get your big picture.”
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