Ricky Powell’s World Famous Slideshow – Melbourne | Event Recap

By - May 2nd, 2012

Between his sometime incoherent yet amusing comments, the acclaimed photographer Ricky Powell presented a slideshow of his most memorable images to those gathered for this year’s CARBON 2012 by ACCLAIM Magazine at Melbourne, Australia. In a pair of PUMA by his own design, The Rickster commenced the presentation with his own jazz funk mix tape as the background. Throughout, Powell recalled each photo with bemusing side comments, even comical inaccuracies. Yet, the still shots spoke to the audience themselves. There were Keith Haring and Basquiat, legends who passed on too soon. Laurence Fishburne and Sofia Coppola, both with that glints of future greatness in their poses. Early images of Beastie Boys, Run D.M.C., Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff, and LL Cool J, kings of the rap sub-culture then, hip-hop empire now. Then there were the girls, the ubiquitous features to all of Powell’s works, past and present. Photos courtesy of therush