Soles of AFROPUNK
As I prepared to go to my first AFROPUNK Fest in 2014, I thought about the things I would shoot to capture the soul of AFROPUNK, like the music and the scene. AFROPUNK is known for its attendees' statement-making outfits and style, which is what most photographers shoot. Yet while walking around Commodore Barry Park I found myself drawn to festival goers' footwear because many people's shoes were statement pieces in their own right.
Shoes are powerful: they carry us around, they can be imbued with sentimental value and they can be canvases for self-expression--something that is such a large part of AFROPUNK's ethos.
As a photographer, I think that in order to find the soul of a music festival, you need to look to its people. I went to capture the people of AFROPUNK, and then I looked down.
The following photos were taken at AFROPUNK in 2014 and 2015.