Friday, January 15, 2010

B.A.B.Y & Binary

Nashid aka ONEBELO, formally of Binary Star has become a good friend of mine over the years. Thanks to meeting him through some mutual friends about 5 or 6 years back he became the first musician I ever took a portrait of. We have since shot over 5 different portrait sessions and I have gotten to travel to Michigan to see his home town. This week my buddy Patrick and I will be shooting a music video for his new Album B.A.B.Y (Being a Black Youth). I really think this album could be his best work to date and am excited to create a visual to match the themes and mood of the album. Its a really positive piece of music that shows Lo's evolving skill on the mic but more importantly his ties to community, world problems, and helping youth.

Ill be posting the video when we finish but for now here are a few old photos of him I still really enjoy as well as the flier for this weekends Binary Star show. If you never caught the group in their prime come out to nectar for this rare chance to see the duo performing. Could be the last time it happens in Seattle.