ISAAC "DRIFT" WRIGHT

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Issac "Drift" Wright left the army after six years of service and turned to urban exploring and climbing as a means of coping with the disillusionment and thoughts of suicide that he faced as he started his new life as a civilian. His exploits wound up catching the attention of law enforcement in December of 2020. In an operation that involved roadblocks, a helicopter, and 20 officers and K9 units, Wright surrendered to Arizona state troopers who were operating off a warrant that warned that he had special military training and was armed and dangerous. Wright, who is a Black man, was charged with multiple felonies while most urban explorers usually only face a misdemeanor.  

 

“Not everything illegal is immoral,” the artist says in defense of his controversial practice that has helped him more than any other conventional therapy.  

 

Known for his "Where My Vans Go" collection that reached a 53 eth floor on OpenSea, Wright has become one of the highest selling NFT artists in the world. The artist has been using his success as a photographer to raise bail funds for incarcerated people. He is known to travel to multiple cities to create his images, bringing a nomadic element to the urban exploring scene. 

In 2021, Wright was featured in the "On The Roofs" exhibition at Superchief Gallery NFT.

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"Redemption"

 

Where My Vans Go is a collection comprised of 124 iconic images created over the span of three years exploring all over the United States. From coast to coast, between borders and beyond, this series represents the journey that has forged the person and artist that I am today. By following my vans on this vast journey through time, I hope you will feel every step and heartbeat, I hope you will rise above fears with me. If this journey has taught me anything it is that everything is about our struggle and process, if you never climb, you never see the view. This is the climb. In snow and fog, sunshine and rain, from the tops of skyscrapers and bridges and through incarceration, here I learned to do whatever it takes. These are the shoes that made me. Welcome.

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"Double Up"

 

Where My Vans Go is a collection comprised of 124 iconic images created over the span of three years exploring all over the United States. From coast to coast, between borders and beyond, this series represents the journey that has forged the person and artist that I am today. By following my vans on this vast journey through time, I hope you will feel every step and heartbeat, I hope you will rise above fears with me. If this journey has taught me anything it is that everything is about our struggle and process, if you never climb, you never see the view. This is the climb. In snow and fog, sunshine and rain, from the tops of skyscrapers and bridges and through incarceration, here I learned to do whatever it takes. These are the shoes that made me. Welcome.

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On the Roofs NYC is a collection of two of Isaac "Drift" Wright's greatest exploring work from New York City. These 1/1's represent world class photography from the urban exploring world.

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