Last week, I took a trip to Studio No. 7 in Downtown Atlanta to photograph William “King Pop” Floyd and his Beyond The Lines exhibit of the pieces from his “Pop Culture” collection, along with samples from his “Life-Sized Icon Coloring Book”. Hooray for more art in the city 🙂
William “King Pop” Floyd is an Atlanta artist and designer, as well as the owner of Royal Flush Studios; a branding and imaging boutique. Originally from Goldsboro, NC, William earned his Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Atlanta and eventually an MBA in Project Management.
Attendees were able to color portraits of pop culture icons such as Tupac, T.I., and Nicki Minaj, while enjoying music, food, and drinks. However, people did not simply color in the portraits but participated in a collective design effort. Everyone added extra touches to each portrait, transforming them into improved version of themselves; showing what astounding things ordinary people can do with simple crayons. What started out as dull black and white portraits, quickly became colorful and creative depictions of people that we idolize and celebrate in pop culture. Guests were only able to color a couple of portraits that will be apart of the “Life-Sized Coloring Book”. The full collection will be presented during this year’s Art Basel in Miami.
Note: I was on assignment and cannot share my images. Photos provided by Royal Flush Studios