Photos by Mike Shane Photography. See all photos HERE.

It’s a beautiful thing when different parts of your world and work collide. It’s one of my favorite parts about getting older – to witness how the seeds you’ve planted turn into beautiful blossoms years later.

Through my collaborations with Sol Collective in Sacramento and also on the East Coast in my hometown of Staten Island, NYC with the collective I founded ISLA – I’m calling this lifestyle #Bicoastalidad – we put on a beautiful community activation along with many others as part of the Global Local series – which has now hosted community activations in East Austin during SXSW, Sacramento and now New York City – for La Isla Bonita.

LsIslaBonitaByKristopherJohnson2015Full update and all photos from Global Local: Staten Island aka La Isla Bonita, HERE

It was a literal love letter from the community, to the community, by the community – to celebrate local and global culture in open, accessible spaces for all. Staten Island’s event last month was no different:

Check out the update HERE!

Puerto Rico’s International Dub Ambassadors with host Jodi da Real, Richmond Hood’s Mr. Tariq and me!