Michael Callender for TRUE Magazine
When Arts come together, their immense powers though of different colors yet the same nature forge a crafted nucleus that can energize and enlighten the surrounds for generations. Here, at FD, we are eager and excited to watch such instances occur. And this time, it was a great pleasure to meet a sonic artist, LA rapper Michael Callendar for a photoshoot dedicated to TRUE MAGAZINE‘s recent interview with him.
Here is an excerpt from the interview Michael had with TRUE mag:
“Music is my life. This is all I know and all I have known my whole life. I feel a deep connection not only with the raps I write or the music I Create but also with music in general. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the music my grandfather created, the history and the legacy he left behind. Knowing this I take my music seriously. It means so much more to me than anything else. I want to make history with my music just like my Grandfather. Growing up seeing how people loved my grandfather for his music made me want that same kind of love. I know the impact music can have on the masses and on history.”
Find Out more about Mr. Calendar’s artistic journey, his musical roots and dreams and read through a FULL INTERVIEW for TRUE Magazine.
Ray Lopez, the photographer for the session has already established a successful career working with advanced musicians for years:
“I’ve traveled the world and nation creating images and bringing visions to life. I have worked with music legends such as Bone Thugs n Harmony ,Teddy Riley, and Jazze Pha , as well as up and coming artist. Coming from a strong music background I decided to combine the two and see what would happen, the results were far greater than I expected. I dont take pictures I make them, I bring what I see to the surface for all to see. I can only be as good as the people I’m taking photographs of.”
Stage A is a modest sized studio, great for a nice and clean high-key look. A long time favorite of our clients, Stage A gets beautiful direct sunlight in the morning through north and east-facing windows, and beautifully soft indirect light as the day goes on. Equipped with all of the same great gear that’s included with all of our studios – strobes, light modifiers, radio trigger, and paper backdrops – it’s a wonderful place to be able to achieve different looks all in the same place. Visit Stage A on our website to learn more.
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