It doesn’t sound like training for a career in the arts, but for New York based photographer Boogie, growing up in the war torn streets of Yugoslavia was exactly just that. Born Vladimir Milivojevich, he was called Boogie by his friends after the Boogieman. Aptly named perhaps–Boogie used to wander the streets of his hometown Belgrade, photographing the degradation, and must have seemed somewhat haunting for that. But it’s not a sweet-tooth for morbidity he’s trying to satisfy with his photography, Boogie told the New York Times, but rather just an attempt to be honest and observe. And observe he has. Boogie takes his camera into places many people would never dare to go, and kudos to him for that. The result is an archive of photography so beautiful and full of extreme life it’s practically reality porn. Make sure to check out his website for tons more photos.
by Shawn Johnson