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New York Said

Teacher, sales associate, officer, tobacconist, rebel, MTA worker, artist, drifter - who? These are the people in your neighborhood. Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth artful conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York. This is what New York Said. New episodes available on Tuesdays.
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Sep 23, 2019

Greg Miller and Amon met up in Chelsea to converse about painting, westerns, surf culture and his participation in The Wild Bunch exhibition at the JoAnne Artman Gallery.

Sep 3, 2019

Carl is a staple in South Jamaica Queens as well as one of the many unsung heroes we at NYS aspire to document and whose stories we aim preserve. In this episode Carl and I talk about owning your own space, resilience, commitment, the importance of story, truth being stranger than fiction and the 50th Year Anniversary of the Black Spectrum Theatre.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/carl-clay-black-spectrum-theatre-interview/

Aug 13, 2019

Today’s guest on the show is artist, photographer and director Stephen Wilkes. In this episode Stephen shares his experiences in creating the film Jay Myelf.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/stephen-wilkes-interview/

Aug 2, 2019

Jay Maisel and Amon had a fireside chat in a conference room somewhere in the heart of midtown Manhattan. In this episode they talk about light, color, gesture, Arthur Miller, cigars, buying the "The Bank" also known as 190 Bowery, shooting 65 years worth of photography, editing and a new documentary by Stephen Wilkes called Jay Myself.

Show Note: https://www.newyorksaid.com/jay-maisel-interview/

Jun 26, 2019

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is an American portrait photographer and filmmaker, known for his intimate portraits of celebrities, public figures, and artists. In this episode TGS and Amon converse about The List Films, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, The Power of Words, Bette Davis, Alfred Hitchcock, George Hurrell and the secrets to taking an iconic portrait. 

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/timothy-greenfield-sanders-interview

 

Jun 8, 2019

Armen Djerrahian is a photographer, director and creative director. In part two of this conversation, Armen and Amon talk capturing Jay Z, exploring life in Queens Bridge, meeting Littles and developing a working relationship with Prodigy of Mobb Deep.

If you're a budding photographer then you should listen to these episodes twice. 

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/armen-djerrahian/

May 24, 2019

Armen Djerrahian is a photographer, director and creative director. In this  two part conversation, Armen and Amon talk about bodyboarding, BMX, graffiti, B-Boy, Ska, Armenian Genocide and the thought process of capturing iconic photography.

If you're a budding photographer then you should listen to these episodes twice. 

 

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/armen-djerrahian/

May 1, 2019

Born in 1938, Alex Harsley is a Documentary Photographer, a Curator for The 4th Street Photo Gallery and Founder of the Minority Photographers Inc.

Alex and Amon sat for about an hour or so to talk about photographic sciences, visual conversations and surviving the nature of life. 

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/alex-harsley/

Apr 16, 2019

Obarh and Amon hold court in the 14th Street/Eighth Avenue underground New York City Subway station. In this episode they talk about vampires, having a heart, energy, messages for young artists and the chosen few who are able to see the light.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/obarh-interview/ ‎

Apr 6, 2019

Back in the Lower East Side but this time to kick it with Marc Leader of 212 Arts Gallery. Marc talks about growing up in Coney Island, his introduction to Jan van Eyck, his love for the movie Road House, the key to selling art and the misconceptions of owning a gallery in New York.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/marc-leader/

Mar 25, 2019

Julius Wiedemann and I met up at NOMAD Works in midtown to talk about his experiences at TASCHEN, the importance of Gutenberg, global challenges and reading philosophy.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/julius-wiedemann/

Mar 11, 2019

Amon Focus kicked it with Power Malu at Overthrow Boxing gym in the Lower East Side to talk about the club scene in the 90s, various hustles, the Lyricist Lounge Show, getting into running, Bridge Runners, sports injuries, living a healthy lifestyle, his early days with Al Sharpton and activism.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/power-malu/ 

Mar 5, 2019

Carlo McCormick is an American culture critic and curator living in New York City. He is the author of numerous books, monographs and catalogues on contemporary art and artists.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/carlo-mccormick/

Feb 26, 2019

Carlo McCormick met up with Amon Focus in a kitchen deep in the Lower East Side to talk about art, culture and history. In this episode they talk about youth culture, owning your history, privatization of public spaces, huge cultural shifts, Emory Douglas, Jamie Reed and the broken window theory.

Show Notes:

https://www.newyorksaid.com/carlo-mccormick/

Feb 12, 2019

A few days ago I had an incredible conversation with the "First Lady of Graffiti" Lady Pink. In this episode we talk about her early days of painting trains with elite graffiti writers, proving herself, playing the construction game and mentoring young artists.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/lady-pink/ 

Jan 25, 2019

Met up with Leo in midtown to talk about growing up in Washington Heights, being a wild curious kid, the cultural microscope, demystifying the facade of the art world, being a Social Scientist and empowering the disenfranchised.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/leopold-vasquez/

Jan 10, 2019

Crash talks comics, Style Wars, painting trains, Keith Haring, types of spray paint, caps and our responsibly to tell the history of graffiti correctly.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/john-crash-matos/

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