HIP HOP COLLETION

HIP HOP COLLECTION

THE NEW MILLENNIUM

My work was being recognized by a few records labels Publicity dept. and in 2000, Universal Records East decided to employ me as their in Los Angeles photographer when artists from their many divisions  came West.

My assertiveness that came along with my creativity was sometime looked upon as an attitude only because I stood up for myself when confronted by a pantheon of industry arrogance little deities.

It's funny now people outside of the industry marvel at the access I had. They could not know I only had spare keys to locks that continuously were changing in this braggadocios climate.

"I heard once that the Richest the person is not the one that still have his or her first dollar but it's the person that still have their first friend".

 

And trying to hold on to relationship

within the music industry wasn't holding true for me. In my experience, people became jaded as they move up the ladder in this business and if more money means more problems I guess I’m well insulated.

 

"I’ve witnessed the birth of Hip-Hop movement and evolution that gave life to so many and Later I watched in disbelief as a virus in the music genre mutated into small parts ultimately bringing death”...

 

I’ve been honored to meet every photographic opportunity with the Total weight of my time and passion... To me, a successful photographer is someone who gets the shot. I feel I co-create with all my heart, and I make it my priority to always make a historical contribution to art in American music.

 

I like to refer to myself as the “Unknown Photographer” in the circle of Music, Art, and Entertainment. Yet I’m the man behind the scene documenting the transition in the celestial anatomy of music.

 

I search for modesty in all of my challenges and goals. I feel my successes are blessings. My works are visions created
With very little technology.

 

I like to give praises too all the photographers have come before me, and to share with you my photographic odyssey. May peace and blessing be with you.

REDMAN
(Performance '05 )
Rock The Bells Festival
San Bernardino Ca.
MA$E
Video Set:
Breathe,Stretch,Shake
(Behind The Scenes)
MA$E/Mason Durell Betha
Los Angeles Ca.
SLICK RICK
Hip Hop Police & Evening News: Video Set
(Behind The Scenes)
Slick Rick: Richard Martin Lloyd Walter
Los Angeles Ca.
HIP HOP AZZ
HIP HOP EXPLOITATION
Sometime Misogynistic behavior within Hip Hop Music
Los Angeles Ca.
PRAS OF THE FUGEE'S
"Haven't Found"
Video Set
(Behind The Scenes)
PRAS / Prakazrel Samuel Michel
Los Angeles Ca.
COMMON
(Performance '05)
BET AWARD SHOW
Los Angeles Ca.
MIRI BEN ARI and KANYE WEST
“Sunshine To The Rain”
Video Set:
(Behind The Scenes)
Miri Ben Ari/ Kanye West
Los Angeles Ca.
REMY MA
"Where Da Cash @"
Video Set
(Behind The Scenes) Lil' Wayne fest. Remy Ma / Reminisce Smith
South Beach Miami
GURU
(Performance)
Rock The Bells Festival:
San Bernardino Ca.
BABY
“Stuntin Like My Daddy”
Video Set: (Behind The Scenes)
Baby: Bryan Williams
South Beach Miami
NELLY & SNOOP DOGG
NELLY "Err Time"
Video Set:
(Behind The Scenes'05)
Los Angeles Ca.
MIRI BEN ARI
“Sunshine To The Rain” Video Set:
(Behind The Scenes)
Miri Ben Ari:
Downtown: Los Angeles
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