Hometown Heroes | Jersey’s Finest Barber Shop
This shop has been around for quite some time and has been a cornerstone on E 16th. Usually you see people outside laughing and shooting the breeze. Having that reinforced Jersey name always gives me a feeling of pride when I pass it and it’s a hard shop to just drive by. It sits on the corner of E 16th and 12th ave (12th ave, the street I grew up on) and has become a staple of Paterson in that area.

Hometown Heroes | Jersey’s Finest Barber Shop

This shop has been around for quite some time and has been a cornerstone on E 16th. Usually you see people outside laughing and shooting the breeze. Having that reinforced Jersey name always gives me a feeling of pride when I pass it and it’s a hard shop to just drive by. It sits on the corner of E 16th and 12th ave (12th ave, the street I grew up on) and has become a staple of Paterson in that area.

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Now this man, I’ve seen for as far back as I can remember run up and down Route 4 in Paterson NJ. So for about 15 years he has been working out daily running over the bridge that connects Elmwood Park and Paterson. Sometimes He’ll have garbage bags on and sometimes just a plain t-shirt. Even tough I had seen this man most days while growing up, I had never stopped to talk to him.
This time…I did.
His name is Kevin and when I stopped and asked for some photos we got into a conversation about his walk of life so far and he future. He reveled to me that at one point, he was homeless for years, staying in shelters in paterson and how they have truly given him a leg up. He currently has his own place but never truly learned how to do the basics, like washing clothes. He mentioned that we take for granted such little things like just  having clean clothes and there are a lot of people that don’t know how to care for themselves as adults. 
He is in the process of moving South to be closer to family that can help him with his journey and where his company will be much appreciated. 

Kevin is truly a Home Town Hero. He is known by so many in the community and has been a staple of the Route 4/Broadway area for almost 20 years.
Click below for more photos of the Running Man of Broadway
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Now this man, I’ve seen for as far back as I can remember run up and down Route 4 in Paterson NJ. So for about 15 years he has been working out daily running over the bridge that connects Elmwood Park and Paterson. Sometimes He’ll have garbage bags on and sometimes just a plain t-shirt. Even tough I had seen this man most days while growing up, I had never stopped to talk to him.

This time…I did.

His name is Kevin and when I stopped and asked for some photos we got into a conversation about his walk of life so far and he future. He reveled to me that at one point, he was homeless for years, staying in shelters in paterson and how they have truly given him a leg up. He currently has his own place but never truly learned how to do the basics, like washing clothes. He mentioned that we take for granted such little things like just  having clean clothes and there are a lot of people that don’t know how to care for themselves as adults. 

He is in the process of moving South to be closer to family that can help him with his journey and where his company will be much appreciated. 

Kevin is truly a Home Town Hero. He is known by so many in the community and has been a staple of the Route 4/Broadway area for almost 20 years.

Click below for more photos of the Running Man of Broadway

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Participate in HELDNOPUNCHES photographers challenge for October! My biggest hope is that people will create and imagine their photos in a different way. I will be featuring my favorite post right here! 

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Participate in HELDNOPUNCHES photographers challenge for October! My biggest hope is that people will create and imagine their photos in a different way. I will be featuring my favorite post right here! 

Tag #HELDNOPUNCHES 

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During the time of massive digital media takeover, Dame Dash put out PHYSICAL magazines showcasing his artists and the Blu Roc’s endeavors. I worked at Capitol Records and was able to obtain a copy of the Magazine. It was a visual reference guide to the label and current projects. My favorite was the part of the magazine on Curren$y’s Pilot Talk ll. It covers everything from getting ready for a show, traveling to it and performing as well as some interviews. Although gone are the days of The Source Magazine you could buy at Walgreens (since you can go online for free), It was nice to see mixtape coverage visually, in person, on your desk and flip the pages to take it all in. Just something nice about print.

Click above to see all the pages!

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During the time of massive digital media takeover, Dame Dash put out PHYSICAL magazines showcasing his artists and the Blu Roc’s endeavors. I worked at Capitol Records and was able to obtain a copy of the Magazine. It was a visual reference guide to the label and current projects. My favorite was the part of the magazine on Curren$y’s Pilot Talk ll. It covers everything from getting ready for a show, traveling to it and performing as well as some interviews. Although gone are the days of The Source Magazine you could buy at Walgreens (since you can go online for free), It was nice to see mixtape coverage visually, in person, on your desk and flip the pages to take it all in. Just something nice about print.

Click above to see all the pages!