Instagram has become the place where we go to find new styles, meet like-minded people, and find ourselves stylistically. The Instagram streetwear and sneaker community is massive and growing daily. However, the photographers that prop up this cultural phenomenon often times go unnoticed because it is so easy for larger pages to steal their work.
Well, we caught up with @Labreezyyy, an up and coming sneaker photographer that has been featured on the larger pages on the app.
Take look at the gallery above for some of his best work, and read the full interview below.
Tell me about yourself?
Hello my name is Ryan Labriny I’m 22 years old located in Maryland just outside of Washington DC
Why did you start the labreezyyy page?
I started my IG page for fun with no intention of it getting big or far . Just the notion of contributing dope pictures of shoes and fashion to the community . Especially yeezys! That’s where I got my IG name LABREEZYYY. I implemented one of my favorite artist.. Kanye west and my last name and little help from friends too incorporate my ig name LABREEZYYY.
What does @labreezyyy mean?
Labriny + Yeezy =Labreezyyy lol
How long have you been into sneakers and why did you start?
I have been into sneakers my whole life literally since 2. But I got into sneaker photography in about 2014 and fell in love with the hype. Street fashion was really popular ( rafsimons and ric Owens) at the time but what really kick started me was the Nike Yeezy 2s red October !
What pair are your Grails?
Nike Yeezy 2 Red October. The exclusiveness of the shoe and the color of the shoe has always caught my attention and i still consider it my my favorite shoe and grail to date .
Would you ever want to work in the sneaker industry?
Yea I would love to work in the sneaker industry mainly as a photographer but I would love to be apart of a creative process in designing a sneaker and implementing some of my ideas I would love to see on a shoe!
What advice do you have for young sneaker heads?
Advice I have for young sneakerheads is be yourself and cop the sneakers you actually like.! And watch out for the scammers lol buy for reputable shops or resellers.
What advice do you have for new photographers?
Advice I have to photographers is think outside the box and expand your creativity. Photography is all about creating and capturing the new. And always quality over quantity.