In the music business, there are so many different jobs and people that make it all come together. When it’s time to put out a cd, videos, and scheduled performances it’s no solo act! You have the producers, the artist, the managers, the promoters, and the lawyers. There are stylist, drivers, dancers, and writers. Then you have the beautiful people that capture it all for the world to see…the directors, camera crews, and photographers!
I met our featured Photographer Kelly Connelly back in 2005. As an editor, she has written reviews of just about every musician I can think of locally. I was super impressed by her literary works. At the time I knew she was a writer, but I didn’t know she took photos as well.
After attending a couple events I noticed Kelly bringing her camera. About 20 people had cameras on one particular evening, including myself. I noticed that Kelly didn’t just stand in the back and take quick flicks. She actually made her way to each artist taking several shots at different angels. I realised fast… “she’s a professional photographer! Cool.”
I started seeing more of Kelly’s work on cd covers, online, and in print over the years. I began to recognise her style, and thinking her work is marvelous. Not only has she captured our local celebrities, Kelly has done amazing work from Lil Wayne to Blondie, as well as several beautiful photos from different cities around the world!
I have learned from Kelly how much it takes to capture this culture we call Hip Hop. I also know that we should give our photographers the same respect we do all involved in our projects. Please be reminded to add proper credit for all photos. Photography is art that should be valued as much as any other.
I’ve gotten permission to feature Kelly’s photography! I’ll be adding photo’s here monthly. They say a picture is worth a thousand words…..
I am happy to present the works of Kelly Connelly, the woman with photos worth millions!
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Pz Til Later All!~