Gregory’s Bushwick Oasis

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_slide” interval=”0″ images=”5487,5489,5506,5497,5485,5496,5479,5481,5500,5507″ img_size=”full” onclick=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bushwick is a hub of creativity. Artist studios, cool cafes, and an abundance of street art is what makes this neighborhood stand apart in the borough. It is home to many artists, including photographer, Gregory Prescott. Prescott, who has lived in this 3-bedroom home for two years, has created a space that is a true reflection of who he is as a photographer. Part home, part studio, this light-filled oasis is where he creates, away from the hustle and bustle of New York City. “I am my own inspiration,” says Prescott when asked about the design of his interior. “My decor is all a part of me and who I am. The African art is cultural. My favorite animal is the zebra, so you see a little of that here and there. I like clean lines and shapes that can be seen in my photography and in my home. Red is my favorite color so that as well can be seen throughout my home. My space is a reflection of who I am.”

The space has a mix of clean-lined furnishings and collections from where Prescott once lived – Houston, Texas. “During spring and autumn there are a lot of outdoor festivals in Houston and there you will find a lot of African art retailers and vendors, and that is where my pieces were purchased.” His collection of masks are a beautiful backdrop in the home’s living area. And African figurines sit atop his red bookshelf that’s used for display.

Throughout the space you can spy a few of Prescott’s stunning black and white photographs. Many exploring the human form. His book, HUMAN, sits on the coffee table, a monograph of his work in portraiture.

A walk outside and you enter Prescott’s studio. It’s an unconventional space, with a black backdrop, and the natural light of the outdoors that’s used to create stunning photographs. “It’s all about my backyard. The majority of my work is shot back there. I love natural light so I take advantage of the warm months to shoot new material. It is my studio plus it is an oasis.” It is where some of his most beautiful photographs are produced, including one that we have hung in our own home. It is, as Gregory puts it, “photography for the soul.”

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