Something Cool: Photographer, Janette Beckman

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Photo Credit: Janette Beckman

‘Something Cool’ is a weekly column that focuses on creative content and cool people around the web within the art and entertainment field. 

IN THE BEGINNING….

Capturing hip-hop from its beginning phases was probably an experience like no other. Whether it was witnessed through a purchased album, a radio interview or analog photography, it’s a one time account that is unique to each person who encountered it. Janette Beckman was a witness to those beginning times and her story is told through her photography lens, having captured the movement from 1982 until 1990. Janette’s subject matter include artists such as Run DMC, LL Cool J, N.W.A. and A Tribe Called Quest. Revisit the beginning of a legacy through Janette Beckman’s lens and enjoy more from her portfolio.

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Photo Credit: Janette Beckman

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Photo Credit: Janette Beckman

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Photo Credit: Janette Beckman

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Dig in your stash and share some of your #OldSchoolHipHop photos!

 

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{Something Cool}: A Polaroid Story

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Photo Credit: Elisabeth Ouni

Something Cool is a weekly column that focuses on creative content and cool people around the web within the art and entertainment field. 

For Something Cool this week, I chose Elisabeth Ouni’s A Polaroid Story. I’ve actually been following Elisabeth for a while and the coolest story to me was  one in which she featured Kendrick Lamar . I can’t exactly remember how I stumbled upon it, but I did and I sifted through all the cool polaroids she’s taken of other musicians. She’s photographed some of music’s iconic musicians such as The Roots and Pharrell along with new comers such as Tinashe and Joey BadA$$.

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