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Teacher, sales associate, officer, tobacconist, rebel, MTA worker, artist, drifter - who? These are the people in your neighborhood. Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth artful conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York. This is what New York Said. New episodes available on Tuesdays.

Teacher, sales associate, officer, tobacconist, rebel, MTA worker, artist, drifter - who? These are the people in your neighborhood. Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth artful conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York. This is what New York Said. New episodes available on Tuesdays.
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Teacher, sales associate, officer, tobacconist, rebel, MTA worker, artist, drifter - who? These are the people in your neighborhood. Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth artful conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York. This is what New York Said. New episodes available on Tuesdays.

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@newyorksaid

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English


Episodes

Black Spectrum Theatre Founder Carl Clay talks Art, Activism and 50 Years of Serving the Community

9/3/2019
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Carl is a staple in South Jamaica Queens as well as one of the many unsung heroes we at NYS aspire to document and whose stories we aim preserve. In this episode Carl and I talk about owning your own space, resilience, commitment, the importance of story, truth being stranger than fiction and the 50th Year Anniversary of the Black Spectrum Theatre. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/carl-clay-black-spectrum-theatre-interview/

Duration:01:03:58

Stephen Wilkes talks Passion, Magic and his documentary film Jay Myself

8/13/2019
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Today’s guest on the show is artist, photographer and director Stephen Wilkes. In this episode Stephen shares his experiences in creating the film Jay Myelf. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/stephen-wilkes-interview/

Duration:01:03:58

Jay Maisel talks 65 Years of Shooting Photography, Cigars and Life on the Bowery

8/2/2019
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Jay Maisel and Amon had a fireside chat in a conference room somewhere in the heart of midtown Manhattan. In this episode they talk about light, color, gesture, Arthur Miller, cigars, buying the "The Bank" also known as 190 Bowery, shooting 65 years worth of photography, editing and a new documentary by Stephen Wilkes called Jay Myself. Show Note: https://www.newyorksaid.com/jay-maisel-interview/

Duration:00:44:45

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: Documentary Filmmaker and Portrait Photographer

6/26/2019
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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is an American portrait photographer and filmmaker, known for his intimate portraits of celebrities, public figures, and artists. In this episode TGS and Amon converse about The List Films, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, The Power of Words, Bette Davis, Alfred Hitchcock, George Hurrell and the secrets to taking an iconic portrait. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/timothy-greenfield-sanders-interview

Duration:00:37:34

Armen Djerrahian: Part Two - Jay Z, QB, Prodigy and Philosophy

6/8/2019
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Armen Djerrahian is a photographer, director and creative director. In part two of this conversation, Armen and Amon talk capturing Jay Z, exploring life in Queens Bridge, meeting Littles and developing a working relationship with Prodigy of Mobb Deep. If you're a budding photographer then you should listen to these episodes twice. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/armen-djerrahian/

Duration:00:56:52

Armen Djerrahian: Part One, Getting the Shot

5/24/2019
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Armen Djerrahian is a photographer, director and creative director. In this two part conversation, Armen and Amon talk about bodyboarding, BMX, graffiti, B-Boy, Ska, Armenian Genocide and the thought process of capturing iconic photography. If you're a budding photographer then you should listen to these episodes twice. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/armen-djerrahian/

Duration:00:55:34

Success Makes you a Target: A Conversation with Alex Harsley of the 4th Street Photo Gallery

5/1/2019
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Born in 1938, Alex Harsley is a Documentary Photographer, a Curator for The 4th Street Photo Gallery and Founder of the Minority Photographers Inc. Alex and Amon sat for about an hour or so to talk about photographic sciences, visual conversations and surviving the nature of life. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/alex-harsley/

Duration:00:56:12

Negative Into A Positive with Obarh

4/16/2019
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Obarh and Amon hold court in the 14th Street/Eighth Avenue underground New York City Subway station. In this episode they talk about vampires, having a heart, energy, messages for young artists and the chosen few who are able to see the light. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/obarh-interview/ ‎

Duration:00:26:37

Marc Leader of the 212 Arts Gallery talks Arnolfini Portrait, Political Consulting and Social Documentarians

4/6/2019
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Back in the Lower East Side but this time to kick it with Marc Leader of 212 Arts Gallery. Marc talks about growing up in Coney Island, his introduction to Jan van Eyck, his love for the movie Road House, the key to selling art and the misconceptions of owning a gallery in New York. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/marc-leader/

Duration:00:50:18

Senior Editor at Taschen, Julius Wiedemann talks Curation, Intellectual Ambition and the Quality Concept

3/25/2019
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Julius Wiedemann and I met up at NOMAD Works in midtown to talk about his experiences at TASCHEN, the importance of Gutenberg, global challenges and reading philosophy. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/julius-wiedemann/

Duration:01:08:45

That Dude with the Afro: Power Malu talks Activism, Bridge Runners and the Lyricist Lounge Show

3/11/2019
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Amon Focus kicked it with Power Malu at Overthrow Boxing gym in the Lower East Side to talk about the club scene in the 90s, various hustles, the Lyricist Lounge Show, getting into running, Bridge Runners, sports injuries, living a healthy lifestyle, his early days with Al Sharpton and activism. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/power-malu/

Duration:01:07:52

Carlo McCormick - Part 2

3/5/2019
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Carlo McCormick is an American culture critic and curator living in New York City. He is the author of numerous books, monographs and catalogues on contemporary art and artists. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/carlo-mccormick/

Duration:00:35:49

American Culture Critic Carlo McCormick talks Youth Culture, Situationist Strategies and the Privatization of Public Spaces

2/26/2019
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Carlo McCormick met up with Amon Focus in a kitchen deep in the Lower East Side to talk about art, culture and history. In this episode they talk about youth culture, owning your history, privatization of public spaces, huge cultural shifts, Emory Douglas, Jamie Reed and the broken window theory. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/carlo-mccormick/

Duration:00:45:37

The Art of Rebellion: On the Horn with Lady Pink

2/11/2019
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A few days ago I had an incredible conversation with the "First Lady of Graffiti" Lady Pink. In this episode we talk about her early days of painting trains with elite graffiti writers, proving herself, playing the construction game and mentoring young artists. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/lady-pink/

Duration:00:32:39

Leopold Vasquez talks Breaking Comfort Zones, the Purpose of Life and the Sound of Art

1/25/2019
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Met up with Leo in midtown to talk about growing up in Washington Heights, being a wild curious kid, the cultural microscope, demystifying the facade of the art world, being a Social Scientist and empowering the disenfranchised. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/leopold-vasquez/

Duration:01:19:49

John Crash Matos talks Graffiti: Message, Medium and a Responsibility to History

1/10/2019
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Crash talks comics, Style Wars, painting trains, Keith Haring, types of spray paint, caps and our responsibly to tell the history of graffiti correctly. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/john-crash-matos/

Duration:00:51:47

2018 Year End Wrap Up

12/30/2018
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Damn this year went by quick. Juan and I are back with this year's 2018 Year End Wrap Up. We met back up in Tudor City to reminisce about past episodes, the launch of Sunday Cigar and what we've learned along the way. Happy New Year Good People! Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/2018-year-end-wrap-up/

Duration:01:20:41

Kenny Vera talks Ecuador, LOOT Lifestyle and Poco a Poco

12/10/2018
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Kenny Vera talks running a small business, launching his LOOT Lifestyle brand, learning new languages and overcoming mistakes. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/kenny-vera/

Duration:00:51:47

BlusterOne Part 2: The Birth of a PNB Nation

11/27/2018
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Today’s episode is a continuation with our guest is James K. Alicea aka BlusterOne. This is the 2nd part of a two part episode. In this episode, Bluster and I talk about PNB Nation, dogma, street wear, quality of life and keeping your word. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/blusterone/

Duration:00:43:44

BlusterOne Part 1: Graffiti, Lyrics and Spirituality

11/8/2018
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Today’s guest is James K. Alicea aka BlusterOne and this is going to be a two part episode. In this episode, Bluster and I talk about growing up in the Lower East Side, his early graffiti days, Rakim lyrics, religion, spirituality, the Five Percent Nation and his introduction to Islam. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/blusterone/

Duration:00:40:23