Great pics from B+…makes you wish you where there. Featuring Madlib, J Dilla, J Rocc, Oh No and others…man…photography is a beautiful thing.
Below are the B+ photos from the Stones Throw photo show that happened in late April. B’s prints will not be available here in our store, but they’re too good not to be seen here together. We posted the Eric Coleman gallery last week, and hope to have more from the others next week.
We met B+ when Stones Throw relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 2000. He shot Madlib early on, while working on his Yesterdays New Quintet project in the impromptu studio he had set up in the living room at the Stones Throw house, and continued with Madlib over the years for Shades of Blue, Champion Sound, and Beat Konducta. In 2003 we asked B+ to visit J Dilla in Detroit while Dilla and Madlib were working on Jaylib. The photos B+ captured of Dilla on that trip have become the some of the most definitive images of the producer. In another photo seen below, he got Madlib & Dilla together on a short trip to Brazil in 2005. We planned to get pictures for Donuts on that trip, but Dilla’s unstable health during that time caused him to cut the trip short.
B+ (aka Brian Cross) was raised in Ireland, and came to Los Angeles in 1990 to study photography at the California Institute of the Arts. In 1993, he released the classic hip-hop book, It’s Not about a Salary and from ’93-’97 worked as the photo-editor of Larry Flynt’s ill-fated but highly influential Rappages Magazine.
Much more of B+’s work can be seen at Mochilla, his production company with Eric Coleman.
via Stones Throw