For most folks my age, New York City in the 80s has a mythos that is unparalleled. It was the birthplace of hip hop, the center of the art world and the scene that produced DebBAE Harry. Unfortunately until Doc Brown finishes that Delorean, it’s a place I can only visit through photos, films and music documenting the scene.
George Dubose is a legendary music photographer most well known for his work documenting New York culture in the 80s. Contemporaries with Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, he got his start shooting rock groups like the B-52s and the Ramones and even documented Madonna’s first gig ever at Uncle Sam’s Blues in Long Island. In the hip hop world, he’s responsible for shooting album covers for icons such as Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markee, among others.
Now residing in Germany, Mass Appeal recently sat down with him to talk about his experiences.