One of my favorite assignments so far this winter is my session with Baba Brinkman, the Evolution Rapper. Wired magazine proposed this as a modest still shoot then requested video just before the shoot date. A white rapper doing an off-Broadway show about science and evolution is certainly unusual but the portrait solution seemed almost predestined once it came to me.
I surprised photo editor Anna Goldwater Alexander with this multiple-figure image the day after the shoot, and her response was:OH MY GOD. the fucking evolution rapper is INsane!!
Which is definitely a satisfying response from a client, although I had to put it in context considering this was her response when I made my own call sheet:oh WOW!! I have NEVER known a photographer to make their own call sheet. I’m aghast with love. thank you thank you thank you. wow Shout Out for Evolution, wired.com 1:46 minutes