Amazing fucking show last night! More here—-> click!!
This past Sunday people from all over came out to Brooklyn Bowl (NYC) to celebrate life…J. Dilla’s life! More photos at http://www.musiclookslikethis.com.
Shabaam Sahdeeq celebrated his birthday at SouthPaw last weekend with ALL of Brooklyn! S/O to those who came out to show love and those who rocked the stage! Here are a few shots of some of the artists that graced the stage.
Photos by Joann Gomez of Music Looks Like This [dot] com © 2012
Click Link for the shoot. http://nothingnicenewyork.tumblr.com/
“Back in the Days documents the emerging Hip Hop scene from 1980-1989—before it became what is today’s multi-million-dollar multinational industry. Back in the days, gangs would battle not with guns, but by breakdancing. Back in the days, the streets—not corporate planning—set the standards for style. Back in the days, Jamel Shabazz was on the scene, photographing everyday people hangin’ in Harlem, kickin’ it in Queens, and cold chillin’ in Brooklyn.”
by Jamel Shabazz
Introduction by Fab 5 Freddy
Essay by Carlton Usher, Ph.D.
Interview by Jeff Chang
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The pictures in this book are extremely nostalgic. From the bomber jackets to the jelly sandals. And if you grew up in the hood during a time before and after crack, you will appreciate the photos and the memories they bring back to you.
Last week I posted about Hip Hop Photographer John Ricard. While checking out his blog I came across some U-Stream videos he has done. Turns out he was having a live streaming event the Sunday I returned from Canada. I hit him up and he invited me down. Coolest shit ever! LOL Not only did I get to be part of the audience BUT I was asked to assist throughout the entire segment. I made some great connections and learned a few things. John is just as cool as I thought he’d be. I’m really glad I was able to be a part of one of his live lessons. Looking forward to some more soon.
Check it out for yourself here [LINK]. There are several for that day [8/29] and don’t forget to check out the archives too! If you are into photography TRUST me you’ll learn a lot!
[UPDATE] The stream from this past Sunday didn’t really show what actually happened in the class due to techinical difficulties. However, check back next month (I’ll remind you)! John will be streaming live once again and covering whatever yesterdays show didn’t capture!
Hey guys! Welcome to the first “Photographer Spotlight” post. This idea JUST came to me tonight as I was trying to figure out what to post about. So please bare with me. As time goes by I’m sure they will get much better.
Anyone who knows me knows that my favorite photographer is Mel D. Cole (Links: Online Portfolio + Photo Blog). I found Mel’s photo blog on pure accident and fell in love instantly. I would check it daily without fail. His images were so raw and full of emotion. I always felt like I was at the show! Heck…not too soon after I always was and still am! LOL Yet I still check his photo blog DAILY!
Since then I’ve met several “Hip Hop” photographers including Mel. This excites me to no end. I love to learn what makes other photogs tick. Why they do this? Why it excites them? I watch them as they shoot and interact with the crowds and the artists. I also spend a lot of my time online finding new music photographers to study and learn from…maybe even one day meet.
This post however isn’t about Mel. Nope. As I perused the net yesterday I came across Hip Hop Photographer John Ricard (Online Portfolio + Blog). Amazing. His shots are so sharp and capture the artist for who they are. I love that. He’s based out of NYC (so you know that makes me happy) and has been shooting hip hop shows and artists for about 10yrs. Judging from his bio he seems pretty down to earth. Just a regular guy doing what he loves. Can’t be mad at that.
Take a look at his work and tell me what you think in the comments!