T. Eric Monroe’s body of work features rare images and moments from the 90’s,
chronicling the intertwining worlds of Hip-hop, Skateboarding, and Hardcore
During the 80’s, Monroe skated and dabbled in photography, and
by the early 90’s, he got serious and found a way to make a living
using photography. Some of Monroe’s images have been shared
in publications like Thrasher Magazine, The Source, XXL,
Transworld Skateboarding Magazine, along with international
publications. He has licensed content for documentaries and
television – all at a time prior to digital photography and the
convenience and ease of the internet.
Because of the chaos of the time – during the 90’s – photographs that were not chosen by magazines or record labels went into the archive and sat for years. Recently, Monroe got the thought: “Enough is enough, time to share the images and moments with the world!”
The collected images are a rare glimpse into “that moment when
life becomes immortalized - capturing a moment in life that tells
its own story of your cultural heroes,” says Monroe.