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Hip Hop Testament...

In its infancy Hip Hop took host in the minds of the most minimal of the masses; the young, disenfranchised and poor urban youths. It taught them to celebrate intellect, art, dance and, importantly, their humanity, all of which they had no consciousness of. In Hip Hop, the youth explored components of human activity and used them to define themselves. 

The camera, the negative and the print are the photographer’s tools and time - two decades in my case - is the master. Having photographed hundreds of legends it is time that offers us insight into our Hip Hop heroes and their abilities to manifest their destinies. These Icons are canonised on film and immortalised in print. I chose to seek audiences with artists whose depth of skill deserved representation. With each Icon I photographed, I wanted to reflect their natural beauty while in no way troubling them with the burden of representation.