JKISSI : For those that are unaware what the acronyms “BKc” stands for it refers to The Brooklyn Circus. The borough of Brooklyn has become the place to be whether your a student, aspiring artist , or just seeking a new place to call home. There is a first time for everything , and we ultimately decided to change this post up from the others. This is the first post ever where you will receive the perspective of both myself and Trav. The BKc ran by owner Ouigi (The Bearded Man) , and the circus family has been on the forefront of best retail places to visit if you are in New York City. The Brooklyn Circus is no stranger to this site I have been following this brand since 2005 , and I must say the progress they have made still amazes me to this day. We headed over to Brooklyn to take part in their portrait book project shot by well noted photographer John Midgley. The atmosphere was amicable not only does Bkc create fantastic clothing, but they’re also accompanied by a earnest following from Brooklyn to the world. You can ask anyone who lives in Brooklyn, and they should know about the Brooklyn Circus. Experience is truly everything because I had a great time with these guys.
This image below is not apart of the portrait book, it was actually shot with my camera by Ouigi. He came up with the idea to get us on the fire escape sparatically. Risking our lives for that perfect shot!
The man behind the Brooklyn Circus Ouigi Theodore (the bearded man) a guy with a vision that is simply inspiring to all. This time around we had the chance to sit down and discuss far more than the first time.
” The story is set out to unfold through 100 years, we are in no rush for overnight success. This is a process and we are all processing it all, one day at a time.” – Ouigi
Trav: It is truly a site to see so many young brothers sharply presented and doing something positive. There was nothing but inspiration and love being spread throughout the day. The joy you see in the pictures is exactly how the entire day went. The chemistry within the BKc family is incredible, these guys love and live what they do. I find a lot of my my knowledge and inspiration from sources like books, pictures and videos but when a primary source of inspiration is right in front of you, it makes the process that much more astonishing. The fact that these guys came from the urban, sneaker/street wear scene and greatly evolved into what they are now is something we can definitely relate to. We are just on a different page of the same book that is surely to go down in history. What they are doing is something we will surely seek to do on our side of the world.