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Legendary photographer Jonathan Mannion talks career highlights and untold Hip-Hop stories


Jonathan Mannion
Photo: Courtesy of the publicist

Premier retailer of street fashion Moose Limited (MLTD) debuts the third instalment to its new digital interview series, ‘The Grinds TV with Bobby James’, featuring legendary Hip-Hop photographer and film director Jonathan Mannion.

On episode three, Mannion reflects on why and how he entered the game as a professional photographer within the Hip-Hop world. He also touches on learning under famed fashion photographer Richard Avedon to working on a Versace shoot with a beautiful, and bare, Naomi Campbell; plus, he talks producing JAY-Z’s iconic Reasonable Doubt album cover, OutKast’s Stankonia x The FADER cover, and offers gems for the next generation’s creative directors and photographers. By clip end, Mannion announces that he’s finally piecing together a guide featuring his secrets and career’s journey.

‘The Grinds TV’, presented by MLTD, offers “intelligent conversations at the intersection of Hip-Hop, Fashion and Sports. With Los Angeles, Hip-Hop & streetwear culture at the forefront, the series comes to life through creators Byze One, a twenty-five plus year music industry vet that’s worked with everyone from Kanye West to Kid Cudi to Kendrick Lamar to Damian Marley, and Eric Flores, who started off in the music industry at Interscope Records and stands as the men’s buyer for MLTD. The show is filmed at Harun Coffee in historic Leimert Park, a coffee shop owned by ASAP Rocky’s manager Chace Infinite.


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