A couple of weeks ago my photog pal Brian Harkin and I made the trip out to Iztapalapa AKA the Detroit of Mexico City, in order to interview Henry Chalfant, a super bad-ass 69-year-old. I thought I would be hardcore and take public transportation, but Brian had a bunch of equipment including a light that looked like a giant tinfoil hat and a battery-powered suitcase, so we were wussies and took a cab.
If you haven’t hear of Chalfant, just ask any graffiti nerd. He started out photographing the graffiti on the subway trains in the South Bronx in the 1970’s and later played a significant role in the making of Style Wars. Check out the story I wrote for Tomo and find out more!
*photo by Brian Harkin