OBEY / Fall 2021 Editorial

OBEY / Fall 2021 Editorial

FRANKIE PEREZ is a New York & Montreal based artist whose visual identity is informed by his background as a world class breakdancer. Both his photography and films carry a sense of motion while exploring fashion in a raw, youthful, and energetic style. His work has been featured in The New York Times, i-D, DAZED, The Face magazine, & Creative Review while also being commissioned by clients such as Converse, Maison Margiela, Reebok, Depop, VANS, Farfetch, Obey, & V Files. Currently Frankie has just self published his 1st photography book entitled “See Me Up? It’s ‘Cause I’ve Been Down” which is centered around the dance culture he grew up in.

"The lamppost images were inspired by “Gone Missing” or “For Rent” signs one might come across while walking in the street. I had the intention of contrasting the mundane with the unusual or exciting by inserting what I thought would be out of the ordinary imagery into these everyday locations. I purposely wanted to do a few on streets where one might not expect to see an ad so that when I left the printed images on each of the lampposts it would unexpectedly add value to someone’s day because they ingested a different type of image that they may not be used to."

- Frankie Perez


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