Los Angeles, CA – Boogie started photographing rebellion and unrest in his hometown of Belgrade, Serbia in the early 1990s. In an unlikely twist of fate, he won a lottery visa to the United States. With just a camera and no money in his pocket, Boogie quickly found his new home in the ghettos of New York City. The images depicted in the Boogie for Altamont collection are photos he took for his first book, It’s All Good, which documents the lives of gang members and drug addicts around his home in Brooklyn and Bed-Stuy.
Boogie has done work for Nike, Undercover, and Lee Jeans, as well as Time magazine, Rolling Stone, Vibe, Playboy and The New York Times. Boogie’s latest book, Belgrade Belongs to Me is available now and you can catch his latest exhibition of photography entitled “5 Days” running February 5 to March 13, 2009 at Avantgarden Gallery in Milan, Italy.
Watch the Boogie for Altamont video here: