Chris Carr Co-founder, Creative Director and Quintessential Brooklyn Artist

Melissa Hunter Gurney - Founder, Editor, Publisher and Independent Writer

Melissa Hunter Gurney - Founder, Editor, Publisher and Independent Writer

 

Christopher Carr  is the quintessential indie artist in Brooklyn; photographer, emcee,  founder of Brooklyn Wildlife (an event planning/creative firm specializing in indie/alternative art and music) and co-founder/Creative Director  of GAMBAZine .  Chris is intrigued by the history of cultural expressions, power relationships, semiotics, post-modernist sociological theory and interpersonal dynamics; all of which find their way into his art work. The majority of his projects have the intent of challenging contemporary themes relating to normalcy, deviancy, tradition and alternative culture via the platform of nude photography.  Chris uses photography as insight into aspects of culture other people may never experience or be exposed to, aspects that are prevalent, real, legitimate and meaningful nonetheless. Chris has also been an independent hip hop musician for the past 15 Years as well as an emcee, beat maker, event host and promoter while at the same time playing various roles in the creation, production and presentation of music. Chris’s work has been featured in many magazines and over a dozen art shows. His first solo art show was entitled 'Flesh: An Exploration of the Human Form,' a series of photos dealing with nudity and the human body.

Melissa Hunter Gurney is a Brooklyn based independent writer as well as the founder of GAMBA Magazine and GAMBA Z's Artist Residency.  She is connected to the artist life as seen throughout South America and writes for La Gente Descalza (The Barefoot People). She has been published in various independent magazines including - The Opiate, Those That This and Post (Blank). She curates GAMBA Z's Artist Salon and The Island of GAMBAZini Presents which take place monthly at Lucky Luna NY & Hell Phone in Brooklyn. She believes in daily creation and writes at least three pages everyday in hopes of collecting the inner workings of the female mind whether the platform is fiction or truth. 

Melissa and Chris have developed GAMBAZine to be more than a magazine but also a platform for a Brooklyn based Artist Residency based out of Greenpoint and Bushwick. See more about GAMBA Z's Residency at: