Why aren’t you listening to Chae Hawk right now? This Buffalo NY based rap cinema artist and founder of hip hop collective TeamRadio has been producing some of the best progressive hip hop to ever come out of WNY. Be sure to check out Dance Party for The Heavy Hearted on his website (especially his track Chin Ups featuring another past subject of mine – Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die.)
I recently had the opportunity to interview and photograph Adam Rosina for his own personal biography and for a feature being written on him by Auxiliary Magazine. Rosina is quickly becoming know as Western New York’s angriest and most misanthropic film critic, ready to call out directors for lackluster efforts and to rail against film audiences for their acceptance of over commercialized and easy to digest pablum, and their self imposed ignorance of great films, both high end and low brow. An immensely interesting character, our shoot entailed trying to capture the vitriol and aggression that Rosina brings to his writing, while tempering it with some humanity and humor. It was one of those rare shoots where I was afforded to opportunity to photograph a subject that I have been friends with for years, so a certain comfort level existed prior to the shoot that made it quite easy to get the results Adam and I were looking for.