While growing up, I used to see t-shirts, jackets, hats, wind breakers, sweaters, etc., that said LA, Chi-town, Detroit, NYC, Dallas and other places that people were representing. Even here in Oklahoma I saw people wearing other cities gear and sporting it like they were from there or something. I was born and raised in Oklahoma and proud of it. I was a Michael Jordan fan in the 90’s as was half of the NBA watching crowd but never adorned the infamous “23” jersey.
Oklahoma has its ways. Some say it’s too slow and not enough to do. It’s actually “something to do” in Oklahoma City from Wednesday through Sunday depending on what you like to do whether it be poetry, live music, dance, bars, clubs, movies, college sports, semi-pro baseball, and now with the addition of the Oklahoma City Thunder professional basketball.
I know I’m not the only one proud to be from Oklahoma or proud to be here in this great state. This set of photos is for the people like me that don’t mind representing the great state of Oklahoma. Now that we are on the national stage I see people from other states jumping on the bandwagon sporting Oklahoma City attire. I’m not knocking them because I like that we as a city and state are getting some recognition other than oil, horses and the Broadway musical “Oklahoma”.
I would like to thank the people representing in my photos. OKC Thunder, OU, OSU, and my alma mater Langston University Oklahoma’s only HBCU (Historically Black College/University).
*If your school isn’t in the shoot forgive me but I asked people I know to represent for their school but none stepped up to participate. If you’re interested let me know and I would be proud to add to this set*
So here click here and enjoy.
P.S. For the better part of this series I collaborated with Leia Smethurt. She’s another photographer local her in OKC. If you want to see more photos from a different perspective visit her site www.leaismethurst.com
Oklahoma stand up!