Alex Haldi

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  • Breeze Passes Through Leaves


    Breeze Passes Through Leaves

    After I selected the poem, I sent an e-mail to my friends, to see if anybody knew any break dancers. One of them put me in touch with these two guys, Solomon Dixon and Gean Cleveland, at LeMoyne College. They teach break dancing at Shopping Town Mall, and practice on the SU campus.

    I took them out to Thornden Park, played a mixed tape of Nas and Rakim, and they just broke to it. I took a bunch of shots. Then, the next day, I took some more shots around the park, and scanned in some leaves.

    I like piecing together different photographs to create a new piece, since that's kind of how hip-hop culture is, and even how break-dancing is. You take, like, a series of random movements and combine them into a cohesive movement.