Outtakes from Grieves and Budo

I had the opportunity to photograph Seattle hip hop duo Grieves and Budo ahead of their show at the Troubadour in LA recently. I'm a huge fan of independent hip hop and these guys are on the rise. They were super fun to work with and comfortable in front of the camera. Everyone I've ever met and worked with from their record label, Rhymesayers, have been amazing.

We shot for about a half hour at the golden hour. I had my good friend Sameer helping me with lights for the shoot. I ended up using a mixture of ambient and a single Alienbee 800 head through a Photek Softlighter (maybe the medium size?). Here are examples of each light situation.