FreeCoolOMA | Still Moving | AboutSeptember 14, 2016 | Motion
Marcey Yates is a hip hop musician with The Dilla Kids, MC, and promoter. He approached me to collaborate on a project called FreeCoolOMA. The project takes shape as an online magazine that will include photography as well as a video series, called StillMoving which I will direct/DP. The projects intention is to share the idea of escaping societal and internal expectations of self, or freeing oneself from being “cool.” Each issue spotlights a different person who is defining their path independent of expectation and pressure. The first spotlight features Hip Hop artist, JCrum. I called a friend, Alex Kirts, to design the logo. He’s an all around gifted talent and you may have heard him playing bass for the band, “See Through Dresses“. It’s always a team that makes any creative pursuit happen. I’m humbled to tell Denise Ibsen Cole’s story for an event she created called, “26.2″ Steps MiniMarathon”, which will connect folks to “Move Further Faster” in Breast Cancer activism. My approach to take off from recent interview styles I’ve been playing with. I wanted off white to grey backgrounds to focus on subject. I lit it clean with my large “Hot White” technique to open up skin tones”.