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7/11 - American Rag Cie x OffSafety Pop Up

7/11 - 6pm - OFF SAFETY @ American RagShowcasing a collection of Rare & Iconic images by photographers Paul Chan & Eddie Otchere. Featuring our first Capsule Collection with Selected images printed on vintage apparel.Each Garment is Unique 1 of 1 & Hand-Signed.  

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Las Vegas - Capsule x OffSafety 2/09/2016

OFF SAFETY PHOTO EXHIBITION EXCLUSIVELY AT CAPSULE LAS VEGAS! February 09, 2017 BY CAPSULE   Off Safety takes us on an iconic photographic never-before -released nostalgic Hip-Hop tour featuring the most recognizable figures during the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Off Safety is a touring photo show containing a collection of images from iconic photographers Paul Chanand Eddie Otchere, curated by noMSG. Paul captured candid intimate moments, unpolished, and unstaged photos of present day icons shot in candid dialogue giving us a glimpse into the life of rappers in a more raw and vulnerable state. Cataloguing years photographing countless rappers, skateboarders, and actors before they were the stars. Meanwhile, London-based Eddie boasts an eye-popping catalog of Hip-Hop’s most recognizable figures...

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OFF SAFETY x VIRGIN - CHICAGO, IL

Exhibition Dates: Friday, February 5th - Saturday, March 5th. 2016   By Virgin Hotels @virginhotelschi The concept of being at the ready…ready to shoot…ready to capture the unforeseen moments.Off Safety Photography Exhibit at Virgin Hotels Chicago Paul Chan photographed numerous rappers, skateboarders & actors for a publication called Kronick Magazine. By admission, Chan captured candid moments that gave the viewer a glimpse into the life of rappers in a more raw and vulnerable state. The result is intimate, unpolished, and unstaged photos of present day icons shot in candid dialogue. Unrehearsed and genuine, these images capture the energy and personalities; free of stylists or publicists. These photos pre-date the wide accessibility of digital cameras, cell phones, Youtube, and the internet where...

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HOW A YOUNG COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPHER STUMBLED INTO HIP-HOP HISTORY

For our next show at Slow Culture, we are presenting the first solo exhibition by photographer Paul Chan: “Off Safety.” From 1997 – 2003, Paul Chan photographed numerous rappers, skateboarders, and actors for a publication called Kronick Magazine (a gig he landed after meeting editor and publisher Meshack Blaq in a UCLA English program). Right on the cusp of the Internet and digital cameras, this was a time when we still relied on film cameras and print media. During his stint at the magazine, Paul amassed an unprecedented collection of images (shot on his dad’s old Nikon F2) that we are unearthing for the first time in nearly a decade. While most photographs were taken with the intent of being editorial portraits that were supplemental to a...

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OFF SAFETY X HVW8 - BERLIN, DE

PAUL CHAN OFF SAFETY – BERLIN October 8th - October 31st, 2015 The photos of Paul Chan represent the later part of the golden era of hip hop. Like blues and jazz before, hip hop is a true American art form. Born in the late 70’s and early 80’s from the New York boroughs, by the 90’s hip hop became the voice of the disenfranchised in inner cities battling years of Reaganomics, joblessness, and the crack epidemic that plagued American cities. Often drawing from this inspiration, hip hop soon dominated a large part of popular culture. Fueled by MTV and publications like the Source and Vibe, the genre constantly reinvented itself taking root in regional epicenters in the West Coast,...

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