In the week’s ‘Special Guest’ slot at The Pub – the StreetHunters.net bi-weekly hangout, we are joined by one of the most distinctive Street Portraitist, whose images reveal in no uncertain terms the ravages of life and time in a head on collision of uncomfortable. Khalik Allah’s body of work demonstrates an unswerving eye, and a razor sharp vision coupled with a level of intimacy which delivers a kidney punch of reality drawing you in mesmerized and open mouthed.
Born in 1985, Khalik Allah is a multi-faceted director, filmmaker and photographer whose street photography is visually storytelling at its grittiest. Shot in vibrant color film with an aged, grainy quality, Khalik’s cinematic vignettes document hardscrabble life at the corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Harlem (New York City). His vision is like no other, with the bulk of his photographs captured in utter darkness relying solely on available light from neon signs, street lamps, and shop windows. When Khalik isn’t documenting Harlemites, he can be found making films and directing music videos. Khalik shoots a vintage Nikon F2 with a 55mm f1.2 lens. He’s also a member of Elephant Gun, a global, contemporary photography collective. See even more of Khalik’s work on tumblr. http://khalikallah.tumblr.com/.
You can ask him questions and talk to him on Sunday’s GooglePlus Hangout! Places will be limited to the hangout maximum, so first come first serve for this unique opportunity. We’ll see you there!