i am.lizzy brown

From London to Jamaica and everywhere in between: iPhone/digital/film/alternative processes & mind bombs. Re-blogging is cool. And crediting my personal work is hot. I thank you in advance.

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Head over to weareriddim.com to read my indepth review of Chronixx - live in  at Electric, Brixton on August, 10 2014. Also, tune in to Jamie Rodigan on wearebangradio betwenn 10pm and 1am tonight for his interview with Chronixx

I don’t like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.’” Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. If they say, “We’re the So-and-Sos,” take a walk. And if, somehow, you must join, if it’s unavoidable, such as a union or a trade association, go ahead and join. But don’t participate; it will be your death. And if they tell you you’re not a team player, congratulate them on being observant.
George Carlin (via wordsnquotes)

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What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.
Plath, Sylvia. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. (via wordsnquotes)

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Powerful poster design by one of my mentors Michael “Freestylee” Thompson which seems even more pertinent since hearing this good news. On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, charges were laid against the three policemen & two civilians in a ruling by the jury at the KIngston & St Andrew Coroners Court for the murder of Robert “Kentucky Kid” Hill. This comes nearly five years after he was shot to death in his home on December 2009. If you’re unfamiliar with this chilling and absolutely heartbreaking case then watch The Al Jazeera documentary-Jamaica: Island of Music and Murder. Yes the title sounds harsh but the truth can often be raw & abrasive. We must not forget that brutality is nothing new & is woven deeply into our sociopolitical history: Good Friday Coral Gardens Incident aka Bad Friday aka Black Friday-1963 and more recently and more widely documented: Tivoli Gardens Incursion-2010. My heart goes out his Japanese wife and child that have been left behind to deal with the aftermath of his tragic death.

A Muslim boy wears a temporary facial tatoo depicting the flag of Pakistan.

The white stripe represents the non-Muslim, religious minorities of Pakistan. The dark green color represents the Islamic religion, and the celestial symbols on the flag of Pakistan are meant to represent progress, light, and knowledge.

©lizzy brown

Front row: 21st century style

#tbt One of my images used in #TheInternationalReggaePosterCompetition 2012 which was displayed in The National Art Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica (graphics by #MariaPapaefstathiou ) Both pieces were auctioned & helped to raise much needed funds for #AlphaBoysHome

"One ting @chronixxmusic a ask yuh: When was the last time you pray?" My photo from last night @davidramjamrodigan Ram Jam at #TheElectric in #Brixton. Wishing Jamar & his band of brothers #Zincfenceredemption safe travel to Slovenia & the rest of Europe. The UK awaits your return for your final dates August 30 to 31 in Sheffield & Manchester. Tickets for these shows & the Oslo show can be purchased through #TicketWeb

Those that know me personally will know I am not a ubiquitous photographer. I shoot very much in the way I shoot with my 35mm-very slow, very considered & very deliberate. Quality over quantity & that’s just how it is. I am not a professional photographer so i cut mi owna ten. I’m just a regular gal, living a regular life who simply wants to record for posterity all the memories that the passing of time will continually erode. I don’t actually enjoy the mechanics of photography nor do I get entangled in the business of it. What I love is The Photograph-the print itself. I am always printing even the blurry, out of focus, blown out ones. I stick them in old fashioned photo albums alongside the “good shots”. They’re reminders that things don’t always develop the way I planned-but that’s ok, it’ll be fine. It’s less than two weeks before I commence Phase One of my personal project “Return To London Road” and I am thankful to the handful who are here & for the many who have gone before me as I begin this metaphorical & physical journey. I see you even when I’m distant & disappear into my shell for months on end & I feel you as I walk with you within my heart. #datbrowngirllizzybrown #missabrowndawta #redkingyal #lizzybrownfromouttatown #returntolondonroad #ashenamelizzy #yesiamlizzy #mesameone #wahgwaanlizzy #longtimegyalminevahseeyuh #my thumbhurtsfromhashtagging

My photo of @davidramjamrodigan at #theelectricbrixton August, 10 2014 just before @chronixxmusic & #zincfenceredemption came on stage. The man is a LEGEND! If you want to know what it’s like to have a job that brings you joy & happiness every day-go to one his sessions. I wanna be like him when I grow up :) And on a side note…to all the photographers with Press Passes who pushed and shoved their way to their spots behind the barriers, with no respect & regard to audience members like myself “in their way”-you should be ashamed to call yourself professionals. One in particular who I won’t name and shame, shoved me out of the way practically knocking the barrier on to myself. Yes, I am “just” a woman & no I don’t have all the big lugguh lugguh equipment you haul around but that gives you no right to disrespect the fans in such a way. As you can tell-mi bex! I need a hug :(

@chronixxmusic #ZincfenceRedemption @davidramjamrodigan @protoje at #TheElectricBrixton tonight. Hopefully at least six photos are useable. I’ll post them in due course. In the meantime all the best to Jamar & his band of brothers as they continue on their journey. I’m sure we’ll meet again someday.

My standard uniform on any given day & no different for @chronixxmusic show at The Electric in Brixton tonight. It has been raining through the night & early morning-what a blessing. Now the Sun is radiating through the clouds. This is a sign that this day will only get better. But then again…#WhoKnows? #ikeepitsimple #cleanandneat #standard #classic #nographictees #nofreeadvertisingforyou #micutmiownaten

Winder Beneto Edwards or @realgyptian to his fans, has shown his diversity as a singer with a dynamic mix of conscious reggae music and innuendo laden dancehall since his debut album : My Name Is Gyptian with @vprecords back in 2006. #Gyptian will be appearing at 6PM on #BET106AndPark, August 27th, 2014. His most recent album release: Sex Love & Reggae is also available on iTunes and wherever good music is sold. Photo ©lizzybrown

On the eve of my journey to Brixton to hear @chronixxmusic & #Zincfenceredemption, I’m thinking about all the journeys these Young Lions have made and all the paths they still have to cut. But then again-don’t we all? I’ll be there to hear, see & photograph the atmosphere in & around Brixton tomorrow as the event unfolds. Stay tuned. #chronixx #chronixxmusic #zincfenceredemption #reggaerenaissance #reggaemusic #jamaica

One of my portraits of Rastafari which form part of an ongoing series: Sons of Negus. Following the declaration by Dancehall DJ Aidonia that he is embracing Rastafari, I’m intrigued to know exactly what he means by that. And I mean that sincerely. I want to know what is within the heart, beyond the military outfits & multitudes of badges & cascades of locks.