Wednesday, April 21, 2010

EnoThaKickHead


What's goin on Bull Penners, Happy 4/20.

For those of you unaware, 4/20 is the international Day of Marijuana Smoking. (April 20th) so to all of those who blew it down, are blowin it down of will be blowin it down, Enjoy, its a Celebration Bitches!

But this Blog is about an addiction I once had (see how I tied that into the script) lol. Take it easy it wasn't a harmful addiction, but it was an addiction none the less.
I was a huge...... Sneaker Head. Lol. In fact I was sitting and thinking about it and I realized that my love for the sneaker game was one of the reasons why I picked up Photography.
How you ask, well I was a member of NikeTalk.com an online sneaker community for people just like me, people who love and collect kicks. Members would take great pictures of their kicks and I thought to myself this is what my pictures had to look like. But NikeTalk is a whole other post in itself.

So today, I decided to take pictures of my Grails (All-time favorite sneakers) and make them as artistic as possible.
Lemme tell you my history with these kicks before I show you the pics.

VIII's:
These are not, I repeat, these are NOT "Buggs Bunnies." Idiots. Anyway, the story with these:
1993:
I remember the morning my moms told me: "I'm giving your father some money so he can take you to buy some sneakers." I damn near wet myself from the excitement, I was only 6 yrs. old but I was already a sneaker fanatic. I asked mom "How much are you giving him?" She replied "$100" I then in a high pitched excited voice said "Oh man, with that money I can buy like 10 sneakers" she then told me "Good luck, $100 is not as much as you think, its only enough for one" either way I was dumb hype and when we got to the store I pointed at the ones I wanted, The New Jordans! Oh man, I got those joints and I didn't take em off til my foot grew out of em.

XIII's
These were released back in 1997, I remember my cousins Jun and Perse had gotten them. Jun got em cause he was working at the time, and Perse had got em cause my aunt bought them for him.
To me they were the craziest dopest lookin kicks since the VIII's. I remember feeling like I had to have em. I asked my mom, but by this time, my lil brother was already born, the days of being a fortunate and privileged only child were out the window and mom couldn't afford to just drop $100+ on just one pair of sneakers. (Thanks a lot Rudy, you bastard) so it was over for those.

Now that I'm older and have my own money, I made it my business to not only relive the joy of owning the VIII's but also to now finally have the XIII's. And I did just that.

I bought the VIII's (retro release) from a Fellow NikeTalk member for a cool $200.00 brand new un worn.
I bought the XIII's from a fellow SoleCollector (another Sneaker forum site) member for $275.00 brand new un worn (Original pair from 97) Soon after purchasing and now owning both my grails, my sneaker addiction started to die down til finally I damn near quit cold Turkey. Its almost like my addiction was a way to fill the void of not owning the pairs I wanted.

We'll I've bored ya enough, some of ya probably didn't even read all that. Lol, but without further delay check out these pics. (Click Pictures to Enlarge)
My main focus was the Lighting:
 ^XIII's and VIII's^
This is plain white Lights from the White Room
(My Bathroom)
I turned it Black and white and kept the reds.

^Used 2 lights for this one^
The Blue light in the background is from
a flashlight that I was holding.
The white one in the forefront is from my BlackBerry

^VIII Sole^
I held my BlackBerry over my head
to create a SpotLight

^XIII's Profile^
I placed the BlackBerry Light behind
the subject (the sneakers)
to create a different effect

 
^XIII's Sole^
This was plain lighting from the White Room
(my bathroom) 

BONUS:
 ^Kick it Wide Screen^
 I took this because I admire how
Similar yet how different these 2 are.
Black and White and kept the reds.

^Wearing my Grails^
A Picture I took a few months ago.

^SUPER THROBACK^
Me in 93'
My cousins leg is in the way, she was dancing in the shot,
but that's me in my 8's at age 6!
AAAOOOWW!!

You could never tell me I'm new to this Game!
Well how did ya like em? Hope ya appreciate the semi-alternative Art.

Stay Up and Stay Tuned....

4 comments:

M33KS::4::MVS!C said...

Pics are amazin! Each one was better than the one before..Nice job!

ENO ONE.... said...

THANKS SO MUCH JEMEKA, I APPRECIATE IT!

Louie said...

13's and 8's are my second and third favorite after the 11's i remember watchin that movie space jam when michael jordan came out after he got the kicks they looked so fuckin shiny and flawless i automatically fell in loveee and they been my favorite sneakers ever since!

ENO ONE.... said...

I FEEL YOU LOUIE, THE 3'S 4'S AND 11'S ARE THE MOST LOVED JORDANS OF ALL TIME AND FOR VERY GOOD REASONS TOO! EVEN JORDAN HIMSELF CLAIMS HIS FAVORITES ARE THE 11'S AND 3'S, TINKER HATFIELD IS A MAN WE ALL OWE A LOT TOO. THE 8'S AND 13'S ARE JUST THE ONES THAT I FELT WERE LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! THANKS FOR THE COMMENT HOMIE!