In March 2015, STREETMEETDC started as a small assemblage of photographers. Today, it’s blossomed into a flourishing enclave of photographers and models who come together each month, using every corner of the DMV as a backdrop to create art.
Running has great utility: it promotes fitness, therapy — of the mind and body — and often builds community. Though, strip away the routine, rhythm, metrics, monotony and you often discover a deeper purpose. For unlikely distance runner Alex Takacs, its purpose is both ritual and remembrance.
Lacing up a pair evokes memories of roller skating’s heyday, when Boomboxes: the microphones of hip-hop’s arrival, impossibly short shorts, neon, and Prince & the Revolution records reigned supreme in roller rinks.
Cities, like people, are imperfect; they age, crack, and sometimes even crumble. Street art, like tattoos to skin, add an edge, evoke youthfulness, complexity, give historical context—like the changing of demographics and attitudes.
Motorcyclist-aficionados stretch the breadth of the globe and represent a variety of identities, cultures, and lived experiences. And, between them there is a shared love of throttle grips, ignition switches, foot pegs, and the indescribable vantage point of driving from the cockpit of a cycle.
With culture, news, and all aspects of media streaming at our fingertips is there still a place for print publications in our tech inspired society? Will print publications hold up against smartphones, tablets, and a growing necessity for near real-time reporting?