Photos courtesy of Oh Captain My Captain.
When you walk through the mean streets of New York, perhaps you’ve seen some glamorous street art on your travels. Faces from an era gone by line the streets, but who do those faces belong to? What do the letters next to the faces mean? OCMC is short for Oh Captain My Captain. As you read on, find out more about OCMC. Oh yeah!
According2G: Tell us about your background. How long have you been doing street art? How did you get started?
Oh Captain My Captain: I’ve been doing street art for a few years now. Basically, most of my free time was spent skateboarding bowls/pools. I had a bad accident falling in a bowl which left me with a brain injury and some lost memory. Doctors told me I couldn’t skate for 6 months, as no one knew if I were to fall how it would affect my memory at that point. I always liked pop art so while I was recouping I started getting more into it. I couldn’t afford to buy it but thought I would just make my own. I loved Warhol and I wound up learning to silkscreen from one of Andy’s silkscreen printers. Then I was off and running…
A2G: Who are your heroes/influences?