About the Book
Permanent Crease is a photographic odyssey of the global cultural movement of B-Boying. After traveling around the world competing in B-Boy battles and immersing himself culturally in different cities, Ryan Michael Louie shares images from his personal archives documenting the lives of B-Boys and B-Girls. Permanent Crease captures candid photos of the lifestyles of every day people; expressing their passions and keeping the crease. The book is a testament to all the girls and boys worldwide who dance swift, stay clean, and keep a permanent crease on their pants by all means necessary.
Ryan Michael Louie is a B-Boy, dancer, performer, actor, motorcycle mechanic, writer, artist, filmmaker, and photographer. Ryan continues to teach B-Boying in his native city, San Francisco. He has competed internationally as a B-Boy and continues to travel with the dance. He has performed with artists such as Amerie, LL Cool J, Guru (Gangstarr), Q-Tip, Sila Mutungi, The Trackrunners, and more both on stage and as a featured dancer in music videos. Furthermore he has had short roles in various short and feature films. Ryan holds experience as a motorcycle mechanic, restoring vintage motorcycles. He graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Ryan hopes to share all that peaks his interest, with the world.