Washington DC: Gallery Show // July 7

Comunidad, Communauté, Community.
An exploration of friendship, collaboration, identity, migration, and diaspora through ten years of international hip hop photography.

Solo show by Magee McIlvaine
On display July 7 - September 29, 2017

Opening Reception: July 7 from 7pm - 10pm
Featuring live dj + freestyle cipher
Limited Edition prints & artwork for sale
$5/sliding scale donation for Opening Reception. Advanced registration appreciated

Gallery Hours* | Mon-Thurs 10:00am-2:00pm and by appointment. Please contact info[at]recreativespaces[dot]com to schedule your visit.

ReCreative Spaces: 3501 Perry Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Eventbrite & Facebook

Partners: ReCreative Spaces, Nomadic Wax, World Hip Hop Market, Words Beats Life, Dj Nio

Some Selects From The Guerrilla FC Photo Shoot

Had a great time with the Guerrilla FC crew for this soccer/fashion/style photo shoot. We experimented with some ideas, concepts, props. Definitely got some good ideas for the follow up shoot once we get to some warmer weather. Enjoy a few selects from the shoot (below), and make sure to check out the team's website and learn more about their mission and creative projects here in DC. The scarves are available to purchase on their website, and there will be more merch available soon. There will also be a public event coming up in DC on March 17 at ReCreative Spaces where the new kits will be unveiled.

There will also be the first official public event of the new year for the team, coming up in DC on March 17 at ReCreative Spaces where the new kits will be unveiled.

The 2017 DC Youth Poet Laureate: New Videos

It was an honor to put together these two shorts for local DC hip hop non-profit Words, Beats, Life.  The videos are part of the organization's 2017 DC Youth Poet Laureate program. This year's winner is Kenny Carroll of Wilson High School. 

Special thanks to Itzel for help on the shoot, and to Kosi at WBL for coordinating all the logistics.  I've included some behind-the-scenes photos of the film shoot with Kenny at the bottom of the blog post.

This is the poem video.

Mini-doc potrait of Kenny.

Femi the DriFish - Nothings New: Official Spoken Word Video Release

Got another brand new video. This one is a poetry video for Baltimore based Spoken Word artist Femi the DriFish. We shot it all in Baltimore, MD.

CREDITS
Artist: Femi the Dri Fish (the Out of Water eXperience)
Song: Nothings New
Director: Magee
Editor: Magee & Jonna
Cinematography: Magee
Additional Cinematography: Itzel
Producer: Nomadic Wax & MageesCamera

CAST
Student: Ade Lawal
Mother: Mama Kay Lawal
Teacher: Aaron Henkin
Man: David Ross
Cameos: Rafael Anderson & Grim Jackson

Keur Gui (Senegal) - Ego Science: Official Music Video Release

It was a privilege to work with one of the most important hip hop acts coming out of the continent of Africa on their latest music video. Specifically from Senegal, Keur Gui have arguably become one of the most influential groups in the entire region of West Africa, as their political influence continues to expand through the grassroots movement Y'en A Marre, which rose to national power during the most recent presidential elections in Senegal (see the MTV documentary on Y'en A Marre here).  

We shot this video outside of Washington DC, while they were in the area recording their most recent album. Enjoy!