ruddy roye photography

Revealing the reflections of my eyeball…. Radcliffe Roye is a Brooklyn based documentary photographer specializing in editorial and environmental portraits and photo-journalism photography. A photographer with over thirteen years of experience, Radcliffe is inspired by the raw and gritty lives of grass-roots people, especially those of his homeland of Jamaica. Radcliffe strives to tell the stories of their victories and ills by bringing their voices to matte fibre paper. www.ruddyroye.com

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September 26, 2014
“Finding The Gap in Life”

A few years ago I recall reading an article where Michel Comte was questioned if images that show poverty could ever exist alongside advertisements. The merits of such an endeavor was never endorsed as beneficial to the less fortunate, — citing that rich folks would never accept seeing their high valued wares beside an eyesore— but from that discussion, I have always wondered about what that collaboration would even look like. 
With the Gap between the rich and the poor in New York being what it is, it’s no wonder that there is a stream of “thy man look out for thyself” attitude that swashes along sidewalks, street corners, on the stoops of halfway houses, subway stairs, and every nook and cranny that houses the less fortunate. I can’t help but see their eyes, stalking the ground, fixed and piercing, searching the gutters and sidewalks for a relief or an answer. Too often our eyes meet that stream like chinking stone off the surface of water.
#oggl_ig #blackportraiture #nyc #street_bw #streetportrait #streetphotography #makeportrait #makeportraits #igers #instamood #webstagram #iphoneonly (at Ground Zero)
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