Sickflicks.com originally premiered on 4/20/99, Intended as an online portfolio for L.A. Photographer Touch, it quickly took shape as a portal into a lifestyle. We covered every event big & small, from hip-hop shows to backyard bbq's, we had Los Angeles in a scope! Touch had flicks that faithful West Coast hip-hop fans were dying to see. Sickflicks.com hadn't only caught the attention of hip-hop fans across the globe, but the performers themselves were tuning in to check out coverage from their own events. Hits poured in from the four corners & helped pioneer a new type of dotcom. "We didn't do it for a living, we did it for a lifestyle" says Touch. The site ran for about 3 years before the lifestyle we were trying to capture, captured us. A lack of updates, lead to a lack of interest & the site was eventually taken down. Sickflicks.com was followed up by a growing number of personal websites, myspaces, & all those others we can’t live without. The decision to bring Sick Flicks back was not an easy one, but I must say it was inspired by a new generation. We threw the OG on there as a reminder to those who were around, & for those who don't know...we are the original!
A man of many hats, most of them fitted, Los Angeles Veteran Touch is the Creator & Sole Photographer at OG Sick Flicks. Touch gave birth to the "Sick Flick", a Southsiders answer to the "Snap Shot". With over 13 years invested behind the lens, projects vary from Hip Hop album covers to Time Magazine layouts. Having photographed most of your favorite artist, it is not unlikely to have come across Touch's work on the internet. Many times sought after by the artist themselves the "OG Sick Flicks" brand synonymous with Touch has become an icon in the Sick Side movement. With trademark B&W photography Touch has been able to capture the essence of the ClasSick L.A. His work is currently sought after from the U.S. to the U.K. & has been well received throughout the industry. With an ever growing fan base & upcoming projects Touch has proven to be a force behind the lens.