Throughout the US, over the past 25 years, one of the most common terms used to express gratitude, appreciation and to signify approval, is the term, “ good looking out.” It is generally used as a term of endearment, gratitude and comradery. It’s an insider’s voice. Along with “dig it,” “muthafucka,” and “nah mean,” good looking out is one of my most endearing expressions, in our colloquialism.
One outstanding characteristic of the phrase is its personal meaningfulness. I always perceive it with a sense of sincerity and humility – a language of “brotherhood.” These photographs are a visual collaboration between language, behavior and metaphor. They are a celebration of an ability to see an “insider’s” take on an “inside” sensibility.