It is often said that the most gifted photographers possess the ability to be in the right place at the right time to exercise their gift. And after examining Ricky Powell's work no one can question either his eye or his ability to gain access to that crucial "moment." Best known for his unparalleled documentation of the then burgeoning Downtown NYC scene, his portfolio contains candid images of now esteemed artists during the period of their ascension to becoming cultural vanguards.
These images are often associated with a view and time of New York City often romanticized and longed for by both those who experienced it as well as those who can only dream about it. This Spring, Hopps Skateboards is proud to partner with The Lazy Hustler to present two decks and t-shirts that exemplify this quintessential New York spirit and serve as a source of timeless inspiration.