Uptown Artist – Emil Baez

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

Q. What are some of the things you love about living Uptown?

A: The feeling of being family is what I love about living Uptown. Everyone looks out for one another. Even if they are strangers, they consider themselves family. It is a blessing to be Dominican and living in Washington Heights. It’s home, wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

Q. What do you like about shooting Uptown?

A: What I enjoy about shooting Uptown is the Scenery. There is so much soul and history in the neighborhood. Whenever I snap a photo of an area and show some one of an older generation there is always a story that follows from their childhood. The culture adds on to the scenery, I can’t think of anywhere else that can capture Dominican pride like Washington Heights.

Q. How would you describe yourself as an artist?

A: As an artist I would describe myself as still an infant, an infant starving for more knowledge and wisdom. I try my best to seek out every opportunity I can to learn more, whether it is from history or other artists.

Q. Is there anything else you would like our audience to know about you or your work?

A: well, I like to stay away from sadness in my work. Although it is acknowledged at times, I like to capture happiness and joy. With that said, I don’t limit myself either. I’m open to all sorts of challenges and opportunities.

To see more of my work, you can look at my blog at MrRevofev.tumblr.com

Check out previous Uptown Artist columns:

Paul Lomax

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Matthew Gallaway

Steven R. Hazlett

CiscoNYC

Robb Todd

Dom P

Chloé Michelle Fischbach

Ed Ubiera

Ket

ArtForStrangers

M. Lachterman

Ruben Henriquez

Lucia Hierro

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