The World of Wables PhotographyArt, Culture — By Logoism on April 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm
It amazes me how the world works, a few weeks ago I attended a crazy party that my friend Jorge invited me to in Brooklyn. There I met this cool white guy who I didn’t exchange much words with but had mutual respect for each other through music and clothes. As a dope song came on we both nodded at each other like “Yeah this that sh*t”. He snapped a few flicks of me in my Tommy Hilfiger/Wu-tang inspired Marino Goods shirt, I was curious onto where these photos would be going so I gave him my card and he handed me a sticker with a bald guys head cut off.
He also told me his siteURL but I had too many sips of Henny and was having too much fun to remember. Later that weekend I posted a picture of his sticker on a red party cup on my twitter account. Then boom, right away my homie called it out and said “Hey that’s the Wables guy”, and I’m like who? From there I was forwarded to his twitter and website which showcases some really great photos, I recognized his work from seeing them floating around on tumblr too. I reached out to him and today I ended up writing about him. Derrick Oertwig of The Bay Area, California is “Wables“, he made the move to Brooklyn in ’11 and has been indulging in the NY nightlife since then. Wables’ original passion for shooting was portrait photography but fell into shooting shows and parties once he moved to the city that never sleeps, he likes shooting in black and white and has a cool obsession with shooting bodyscapes. Below he gathered some of his favorite photos for us that feature people like A$AP Rocky, Flatbush Zombies and much more. Enjoy.
Words by Logan Jean