Polo Silk is a venerated photographer whose work has been invaluable in capturing moments in New Orleans hip-hop, club, street and second-line cultures. The Uptown native recently released a book of his signature Polaroid snapshots, each of which is a keystone in history. When POP THAT THANG!!! was first published, he shared with us some major news on the horizon: that he had some things in the work with Reebok and Foot Locker. Months later, those plans have come to fruition with a monumental footwear capsule collection inspired by his work in documenting throwback culture in the city. Along with Chase N. Cashe, a producer and performer whose work is present on such works as Drake’s Grammy Award-winning album Take Care, Polo Silk is releasing the New Orleans installment of the “3:AM” line of sneakers this week.
[Words by Amanda Mester]
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