This week, we’re talking to photographer James Anthony. James is an established force in the world of fashion and celebrity photography: he has focused his lens on the likes of Sherri Sheppard, Angela Simmons, Lil Mama, Eve, and Yvonne Orji of Insecure. He’s shot for Billboard, Ebony, People, BET, and last year Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour. He’s been featured in Upscale Magazine and last year was commissioned by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to create a piece that marries illustration with photography, a technique he often explores in his work.
Originally from New York City, James relocated to Atlanta after earning his degree in Mass Communications at Savannah State University. He has since traveled all over the globe, for both work and play, and describes his photography as a perfect marriage between New York, Atlanta and LA. Seriously, if you have FOMO issues, do not look at his Instagram. It is filled with PEAK FOMO trigger shots.
We sat down with James at WeWork Apollo in NE DC and talked about working with celebrities, the difference between being represented by an agency and hiring a manager, and how he curates his dope Instagram feed.
PhotoStank Challenge: "BIG"
Take a picture of the word “BIG” in public.
Post your response on Instagram using the hashtag #photostankchallenge and tag us @photostankpodcast. We will post our responses and repost our favorites.