Jon Naar is a photojournalist who started documenting the budding graffiti scene in New York City back in the early 1970s. In this video, produced by Stussy, Naar shares his thoughts on the early graffiti writers, their startlingly youth and their influences (or lack thereof). He also looks back at the influence of his collaboration with Norman Mailer, a book called The Faith of Graffiti, which came out in 1974. The book, an essay by Mailer about graffiti accompanied by photographs by Naar, has recently returned to print. Click through to watch the interview.
[via Laughing Squid]