Our final project for this semester was a night life series for the New York Times’ Local East Village blog and I chose to do my piece on the DJs of I Love Vinyl (one of my fave parties to attend in NYC!)
One of the guys Jon Oliver also hosts a late night show on East Village Radio. The footage in the piece above was captured between midnight and 2am, a perfect fit for the “EV Nights” theme of the series!
Also as good fortune would have it the same week I was set to shoot he was going to have the South African/Canadian musician Zaki Ibrahim in the studio, too!
I also chatted with 3 out of the 6 I Love Vinyl collective about the record store culture in the east village in the piece below featuring DJs Scribe, Amir and Twilite Tone (who happens to be Chaka Khan’s nephew and rapper Common’s DJ)
I love shooting at night and… I love shooting solo. The two things I discovered on this project! It’s a huge challenge of course having to handle all the editing, sound, lighting and interviewing on your own (and I have several mishaps and technical dramas to show for it) but it’s also great to have absolute autonomy as to how a piece turns out.
And I’m pretty proud of the end outcomes on these…