Yesterday I was selected as the photographer for the launch of five new products in Monster’s Beats by Dre line, a series of high-end headphones (and now a high-end iPod dock) partnered with hip-hop legend Dr. Dre and a series of other celebrities, from LeBron James to Justin Bieber.
(I love photos that look totally surreal even though they’re basically out-of-camera; this was just a white balance and contrast shift)
I have a feeling that publishing unapproved candids of Dr. Dre is the kind of thing that would lead publicists to shove flaming bamboo shoots under my fingernails, so I’ll hold off on that. But I also had the run of the place for the launch concert featuring Soulja Boy and Keri Hilson.
Soulja Boy makes it rain $100 bills as his pants finally give up.
Keri Hilson, a split-second before the curtain opens.
That’s some microphone.