Boogie was born in Serbia and emigrated to the
United States in 1998. He has exhibited with
Alain Le Gaillard, Paris and at Paris Photo. He
has upcoming exhibitions at l’eclaireur gallery,
Tokyo and Higher Pictures, New York. His work
has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling
Stone, TIME magazine, Maxim, Playboy, among
other publications. His clients include Nike, Lee
Jeans, Element Skateboards, Shellac. Boogie
lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
As an undercover photographer, JR transforms ters project in Middle East and Brazil.
his pictures into posters and makes open space The 3rd stage of the 28 millimeters project -
photo galleries out of our streets. An acute Women Are Heroes - has already led him to
observer of our time, as comfortable in cozy Africa in post-conflicting zones to shoot the
neighborhoods as in urban ghettos, he ques- women with who he wishes to share painful
tions pedestrians with the exhibitions he mounts stories and to testify of their desire to live. Their
on their everyday commutes. portraits were already pasted in Sierra-leone
Using a camera he found once in the subway, and in Liberia. In 2008-2009, JR will develop this
JR finds inspiration in informal encounters he project in India and in Asia.
makes following his travels and his intuitions.
From 2001, he has been pointing his camera to
a number of communities (writers, breakdancer,
fresstylers, ...), and worked with popular actors
and musicians such as Vincent Cassel, IAM or
the Gotan Project.
From 2004, he has been working on the 28
millimeters project, which first part - Portrait of a
generation - led him up to the New York Times
front page. The large size pictures of the Mont-
fermeil and Clichy-sous-Bois youth have been
notably displayed on the walls of the European
Center for Photography and the square of the
Hotel de Ville, in Paris.
His pictures beginning to sell at Hotel Drouot of
Paris, he keeps on planning unauthorized exhi-
bitions of large size pictures such as in Rome or
in Wuppertal (Germany). He is currently working
on the second and third parts of the 28 millime
He has been tipped by the leading financial
press as one of the street art movement’s most
investable artists, but Sickboy refuses to play by
the rules of the mainstream art industry. Turning
down offers by auction houses and galleries, the
British artist stays true to his ‘outsider’ roots.