This project explores the world of hip-hop through the lens of Mike Schreiber, the internationally-acclaimed New York-based photographer. Gold foil stamping adds substance to the cover art. Illustrations are delicately placed throughout the book’s clean design, giving cadence to the many intimate photographs of legends such as Nas, Eminem, MIA, Mos Def, and Common, to name a few.
I curated the selection with Mike, using my own knowledge of hip-hop to strike a pace that accurately and honestly tells the story of the photographer’s connection to the rap scene, allowing each artist to stand out on their own, never competing for screen time.
Mike Schreiber’s work has been featured in Esquire, Rolling Stone, TRACE, New York Magazine, VIBE, XXL, The Source, SLAM, SPIN, and Arise. Schreiber has shot ad campaigns for Mountain Dew, AND1, City Year and Partnership For A Drug-Free America. His other clients include Atlantic Records, Epic Records, Sony, Universal Records and Koch Records. Give him some love if you’re a fan.