Ari Marcopoulos moved to New York in December 1980, after spending his first years in Holland, born in Amsterdam in 1957. He moved from there because Holland was to conservative for him. He wanted more, big buildings, American baseball, big swarms of people. In contrast with this, his photographic work is very personal, intimate, and if there's nature in it always looks pretty desert. His subjects come from youth cultures like the snowboard, skateboard and hiphop scenes. The kids from Larry Clark's movie where recruited by Marcopoulos, he followed the Beastie Boys for about six years, he did work for Burton Snowboards and in the mean time published books, videos, zines. You can see his work right now in Foam, a photography museum in Amsterdam and at the same time at the Whitney Biennial in New York.
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