TCF Ep. 442 - Brian (B+) Cross

Released Tuesday, 30th October 2018
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Brian (B) Cross is one of the most promi­nent music photographers working today. He has photographed many album covers for artists such as Damian Marley, David Axelrod, DJ Shadow, Fly­ing Lotus, Eazy-E, J Dilla, Jurassic 5, Rza, Company Flow, Madlib, Dilated Peoples, Mos Def, Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, and Q-Tip. Cross was the director of pho­tography for the Academy Award-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, and he has made several feature-length music films (Keepintime, Brasilintime and Timeless) and many music videos. B+ is a co-founder of the renowned production house Mochilla with Eric Coleman. Cross was the photo editor of the music magazine Wax Poetics from 2004 to 2010, and Rappages from 1993 to 1998. Cross’s 1993 book It’s Not About a Salary: Rap Race and Resistance was one of the first books to document the burgeoning West Coast hip-hop scene. Cross is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, lives in Los Angeles and his new book Ghostnotes: Music of the Unplayed came out on the University of Texas Press in early December of 2017.   Resources: Brian (B+) Cross Mochilla Jamel Shabazz The Candid Frame Newsletter The Candid Frame Alexa Skill Lessons from the Street eBook by Ibarionex Making Photographs: Developing a Personal Visual Workflow   Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for iOS. Click here to download for Android Support the work we do at The Candid Frame with contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via PayPal.

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