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Time and Place: Crouching at Purgatory

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The Easter Bunny came bearing gifts in the form of New York City rappers Le1f and Junglepussy. Khalif Diouf, better known as Le1f, brought the New York QTPOC scene's energy to Purgatory at Masquerade on March 27. Riding the wave with him was fellow rapper Junglepussy. Despite the rain and Easter Sunday slot, both sets exuded copious amounts of energy in the somewhat cramped but fitting space.

I like this photograph because of the way in which motion was captured. From Le1f's facial expression to his flailing braids, so many elements aid in this sense of kinecticism. The purple lighting is a additional touch I like. I saw the steady purple light as a perfect accent to his performance.

This was actually at the height of a more solemn song. I believe the sudden outburst/shift in tone caught some audience members off guard.

I was standing (mostly crouching) at the very front of the stage. Seeing as Purgatory is such a confined space, there's no room for a photo/press pit. In order to not be the annoying tall guy that blocks the majority of the show, I crouched most of the show, only popping up when I saw a shot that called for it. This is one of those shots.



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