Ricky Powell-A Trip to Old New York w/ Elite Daily *Video

Ricky Powell, the legendary photographer and self-described individualist, is the quintessential New Yorker. The unofficial “fourth Beastie Boy” who refers to himself as “The Lazy Hustler,” is a West Village native who’s seen New York change rapidly over the past five decades.
Elite TV caught up with Ricky Powell in his stomping grounds of the West Village, where he broke down everything from hanging with Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, to being on tour with the likes of Beastie Boys and Run DMC.

Jason Goldwatch & 13thWitness-Watch & Witness-Death Valley *Video

Mass Appeal’s premiere photographic documentary series WATCHxWITNESS recently wove through the South West. With a sense of adventure and mischievous wonderment, the two dudebros Jason Goldwatch and 13thWitness captured epic imagery of both humanity’s beautiful gradients and nature’s grand intentions – traveling West on a road trip to no where in particular.

Under the guidance of the two’s explicit mantra “EXPLORE EVERYTHING” the co-conspirators push urban exploration and photography experimentation’s edge to capture incredible night skies, unending valleys, awe-inspiring rock formations and curious desert residents. The result? The creation of both stunning still and moving images.

WATCHxWITNESS combines the visual talents of infamous director, Jason Goldwatch and enigmatic photographer 13thWitness, bringing viewers a documentary-style expedition through some of the world’s most harrowing and stunning locales, where the duo ventures to retrieve images meant to arrest audiences through shock and awe.

Through their moving images, you will see the intersection of past and present, and human kind’s innate ability to adapt and reinterpret.

Jason Goldwatch & 13thWitness-Watch & Witness (Detroit) w/ Mass Appeal *Video

The WATCHxWITNESS series is half adrenalin rush / half shutter battle between visionaries Jason Goldwatch & 13thWitness. The duo venture to the places that most people fear, and they retrieve images that both arrest and caress. In the end, what we see is the intersection of past and present, and human kind’s innate ability to adapt and reinterpret. One man’s abandoned train depot is another man’s Technicolor disco. Welcome to the reflections bounced from a modern-day glitter ball.