Photoception: Nike Air Max 1 Pillar


Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2014

There’s been a popular type of photo popping up for a few years now. It’s what you see above. A photo within a photo on the back of a camera or on an iPhone. When done well, you get a unique perspective of what the person is taking a photo of, with the accompanying background blurred, but with a slight silhouette of what’s in the photo. I’ve been having fun with it recently and wanted to share it. In the coming year I’ ll be doing a lot of it and will most likely set up posts for it here. You will also be able to see a higher resolution of the image on my FLICKR  or by clicking on some of the images within the post. There’s already a couple of hashtags in use on Instagram; #photoception and #pictureception, so you can view some of those to see what others are doing. Also, I would like to apologies for the lack of posts here. Photography is a priority for me at the moment and it’s what I’m focusing on most. This year I will be diving into more studio work, so that my photography may appeal to other clients; I have a ton of ideas I want to do and share with everyone. In the meant time, I will start creating blog posts that deal with my images. I already share some of it on my Instagram, Tumblr, VSCO Grid, and Flickr. Here, I’ll include words. Hope you enjoy what you see. Peace!

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Event: SneakFest x SoleSociety presents SneakFest TN’s Premier Sneaker Expo

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Memphis, Tennessee is about to get it’s first ever “Buy, sell, or trade your favorite sneakers or apparel” event on March 8th, 2014 called SNEAKFEST! My friend Sherman IG: @Shermhjr of Sole Society has joined with a few others (@arock2423, @RJ_Memphis, and @Jayry901) to make it happen. The location for the affair will take place at the Cook Convention Center 225 N. Main St, located in the heart of downtown Memphis. The SNEAKFEST is already getting some major publicity and vendors are signing up for what is sure to be a memorable SneakFest; The first of many more to come. If you want to join in on the fun as a vendor, have any questions or inquiries, please contact them at You can also follow their Twitter: @SneakFestExpo for up-to-date information. Remember, March 8th, 2014 is the date and maybe yours truly may come down to take some photos. In the meantime, check out the flyer with all the INFO, the site and video on FOX 13 with Sherman and Adam explaining more details about the show…

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Coming Soon: New Balance M997GY Reissue

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What better way to start the new year, than with one of the most anticipated releases from New Balance for 2014. The New Balance M997GY is back and from the looks of the silhouette in these images, it’s coming back strong. Like the stellar NB 990 retro of last year, this 997 is dressed beautifully and doesn’t look to disappoint in the ‘shape’ department. The first 997 release will spring out the vault in the original, what I like to call, “new balance tonal grey”. In the mix is NB’s premium suede, mesh, pebbled leather to the tongue, ankle collar, and toe-box overlay. A hint of reflective 3M on the NB logo finishes the shoe which sits atop the detailed 997 ENCAP. Simple, beautiful, “Made In The USA” and a MUST own for any NB fan or shoe fan in general. If you appreciate the workmanship from New Balance’s artisans, or any shoe artisan for the matter, don’t miss out on this release. If this CW doesn’t suit you, just wait for the black or navy colorways…

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UNDS: Puma Trinomic XT1 Plus

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Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2013/14

It’s a new year and with that, it’s time to UNDS the shoe for New Years Day. Last year I UNDS a New Balance and the year before that it was a Nike. This year I decided to bring in the new year 2014 with Puma #OnMyFeet. The main reason stems from the stellar year they had in 2013. With memorable collaborations and general releases which include re-introducing this retro of the Puma Trinomic XT1 Plus, Puma should be on everyones radar for 2014.With that said, it’s already looking strong for them with the release of the Compression 500, XT2 MMQ “Crafted” pack, more Trinomic XT1/2 CWs, Ronnie Fieg’s dual OG Disc Blaze release, etc. It’s good to see Puma finally reaching into their vaults to release more OG silhouettes and partnering with brands for special releases. I look forward to seeing how 2014 shapes up for them. Until that happens, here’s some “Fresh Out The Box” photos off and on foot of the Puma Trinomic XT1 Plus. Enjoy!…

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Release INFO: New Balance x Ronnie Fieg M1600 “Daytona”

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Shortly after Ronnie Fieg’s stellar “Volcano” eruption, we get hit with another shoe release. This time he ventures on a third collaboration with New Balance on the low key M1600 model. It’s presented with NB premium materials similar to their ‘Elite’ series. So, anyone familiar with those will get a better understanding of the make-up. The silhouette is dressed with perforated panels from heel to toe, including the toe-box in his signature perf suede. It starts with leather on the heel and than continues with suede from the saddle to the toe. Inspiration for the colorway is based on another location in Florida called Daytona (That’s 3 Florida based shoes this year). Hues of tan, creme, blue and pink add life to the idea. Added details come in the form of rope laces, which I personally think don’t look good on this model, and two sets of branded flat laces. There’s also a lace lock with the letters RF on it and a pair of super invisible Stance socks which bring the shoe full circle…

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