Black culture ethnography.
Realest focuses primarily on America . It is a celebration of diversity, and my humble attempt to create a database through photography and design.
This project manifests as a limited edition quarterly-photo journal. A publication that is part coffee-table book, part magazine – narrated in first person perspective.
Realest Volume 1 focuses on hip hop. I spent 17 months researching, living with people (mostly strangers) for 24 hours and experiencing their every day life. Subjects are influential people in the industry/culture. Ranging from rappers to managers, directors, designers, producers, tastemakers and more. Most importantly, I only follow(ed) people with good energy.