Dixie Valley, Nevada. May 2013. This bus is such a doppelganger of Chris McCandless’
B-girls: The women of hip hop
Photographer Cheryl A. Guerrero documents how she came to document b-girls, whose devotion to hip hop is overshadowed only by their dance moves:
When I arrived in Southern California, I decided to do portraiture. It had been very challenging working in the break scene, especially with the b-boys. Many subjects assumed I wanted a relationship with them when I contacted them to arrange to shoot a portrait or ask to document their practice sessions or battles.
So I began shooting portraits of b-girls instead. Stella, a b-girl who moved to the Los Angeles area from Florida, and Crissy, a b-girl from Los Angeles, connected me to the local breaking scene. The girls were easier to work with than the b-boys and were more excited to take part in my project.
Photos: Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times