Alfredo Gonzales is proud to present his new amigo. Ricky Powell!

Born and raised in New York City, Ricky Powell is a legendary photographer who specializes in the environmental portrait. Though Powell initially rose to fame because of his relationship with the Beastie Boys, he is well-known for his intimate photographs that have been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, The Village Voice, TIME, Newsweek, VIBE, The Source, Rolling Stone, and more. Much has been said of Ricky Powell, all adding to the mystery with his enigma adding to the legend.

What we can factually state is that Ricky has photographed some of the best known Rap and Hip Hop artists of all time. From his time spent as the “fourth Beastie Boy” on tour with Def Jam, shooting the likes of Public Enemy, Run DMC and LL Cool J, his portfolio spans much wider than the rap enclave, with Cindy Crawford, Andy Warhol and Madonna amongst others making up his subjects.

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