Boogie was born Vladimir Milivojevich in Belgrade, the capital of what was then Yugoslavia. His friends gave him his nickname because he reminded them of a cartoon character.
Both his father and grandfather were amateur photographers and it was Boogie’s dad that gave him his first camera. With his camera, Boogie walked the streets day and night, recording the degradation of his city, unruly protests and portraits of skinheads. After winning the United States green card lottery in 1997, Boogie moved from Belgrade to Brooklyn, a week before the war in Kosovo began. He started observing New York’s bleak street side of life with monochrome shots.
All images © Vladimir Milivojevich