After I came across the magnificent photographs of Chih Hsien Chen from Taiwan some time ago, I now became aware of Bravo Ko, who not only lives in the same country and city but also acts in the same circle of friends. Having such great companions who do nothing else but immortalize their generation with powerful images is truly amazing.
Whenever I publish such photos on AMY&PINK, and I have been doing so for years, critics always start complaining that it's not real art at all. It's just some skillless hipster making pictures in some lousy neighborhood and then being celebrated as the new Ryan McGinley. There would be nothing more boring and useless and predictable.
But that's not true and I love it. I love these direct, unfiltered and intimate glimpses into young cultures around the world, all of which share a rebellious attitude. Whether they come from the US, Europe, or even Asia. Bravo Ko and her friends are part of this movement. And as long as AMY&PINK exists, I will support this movement. No matter how and in what way. Because the future belongs to the upcoming generation and no one else.