The Croydon Photography Forum’s (CPF) goal is to expose our attendees to various photographers who share different elements of their practice with the group. Our next meeting is no different. We’re pleased to be hosting Teemax, a photographer whose arts practise is heavily focused on the use of analogue photography.
The broadcaster, cultural spokesperson and journalist, Tee Max started taking pictures through his love of Hip Hop in the 90’s. Documenting many of Black music’s most celebrated and influential figures (Prince, Nas, Notorious B.I.G, Outkast, Destiny’s Child and Wu-Tang Clan), as well as some of the decades most important cultural moments and events. Shooting concerts and taking portraits, his work was featured in influential underground music publications mainstream broadsheet titles.
After ten years looking through the lens, Tee put down the camera to step in front of the it – He co-hosted TV and radio shows, provided cultural guidance on factual TV programmes for the BBC, went into music management, then stepped away from media completely in 2004.
Fast forward to today, having reconnected with the medium through his archival catalogue, travel photography and personal work are what motivates Tee Max to engage with his equipment now.
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