Gowanus is changing, fast. With an upcoming rezoning and new buildings popping up, what are the pressures placed on residents?
“Just Gowanus: Neighbors’ Perspectives” gives voice to residents through portraits by ILLFLIX and statements from neighbors about the pressures they’re under as our neighborhood changes.
Open Studios runs from 12-6 pm on Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16. Stop by to listen to the voices of this neighborhood at 304 Bond Street near Union.
ILLFLO is a self taught musician who writes both scripts and songs. He has performed behind and in front of the lens and has covered everything from live performances to private productions. He is an experienced graphic web designer and filmmaker. Over the years, ILLFLO has worked on feature films like Will Smith’s I Am Legend as well as documentaries, independent films and web series like God is Calling, Tykoon, The Colors of Love, Bum Rush, Liquid Money, The Journey to the Pros, New Face of hunger, The Air it out show and the award-winning Stolen Lives documentary. His photography has been published in the New York Daily News, the New York Post and Straight Stuntin’ magazine.
ILLFLO grew up between the Gowanus and Coney Island public housing developments. A poet from an early age, he has sold over 10,000 mix-tapes and has opened for artists Young Jeezy and Juelz Santana. He was also crowned the 106 & Park FreeStyle Champion in 2002. ILLFLO still lives inBrooklyn, where he owns a music studio and video editing suite where he can produce, record and mix all sorts of media.