Life is Dope: The Life and Times of Ryon Gonzalez
Life is Dope: The Life and Times of Ryon Gonzalez is the second photo zine in a series of three on graffiti writers of South West Detroit by photographer Tom Stoye. The zines are issued in an unnumbered edition of 300 copies signed by the photographer.
Life is Dope: The Life and Times of Ryon Gonzalez, offers a comprehensive look at Ryon Gonzalez, a.k.a. TECK 9. Teck and Loaf lived a few houses down from each other on Ferdinand Street in Southwest Detroit This zine captures his coming of age while growing up in SW Detroit, culminating with his time spent in Flint, shortly before his untimely death in 2020. When we first met in 2004, Teck was 17 years old, so it’s kind of crazy to see him grow up as you’re flipping through the zine.” –Tom Stoye
48 pages, 6×8″ Black and White photography, signed by Tom Stoye