GO SEE: Søren Solkær’s Street Artist Portraits at Allouche Gallery
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GO SEE: Søren Solkær’s Street Artist Portraits at Allouche Gallery

BY Sehba Mohammad

Danish rock photographer Søren Solkær photographed Björk, REM, and U2. Three years ago, he met and photographed street artist Shepard Fairey who was working...

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