- 6:58 pm - Fri, Jul 13, 2012
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Black Star at Nkiru Books by photographer Mike Schreiber who raps a taste with Okay Player about his experiences
How did you first start shooting rappers (artists)?
I started by shooting shows at places like Tramps and Wetlands in NY. I shot a lot of shows, and I found that I was able to get better access at Hip Hop shows, so I got more backstage stuff that I was able to sell to The Source and Vibe. From there, publicists and people at the magazines started to know who I was, so things just kinda went from there and next thing I knew, I had a little career path!
How do you feel about the current explosion of photos and photosharing via mobile phones and sites like instagram and Facebook?
I think it’s great in terms of people taking great pictures and being excited about photos, but it sucks if you’re trying to get paid to do it. Technology has made it so easy to take great photos, that photography as a profession seems almost obsolete. And the idea of intellectual property and copyrights seems to have completely gone out the window. I think technology has made photos less valuable, less precious.
Do you shoot only film?
Yes. I have no interest in digital photography whatsoever.