This video really started as me testing the canon 5d mark II under some kino flo lighting i had my hands on while in L.A last year, and i was so happy with the results, that i went ahead and shot some more footage of Omar with the hopes of putting some kinda video together. We ended up also shooting in Beirut to signify the East and West story in the lyrics…it’s my first dabble in music videos, and I got two more in the pipeline featuring Arabian Knightz an Egyptian hip hop crew and with every video i’m learning more. I’ve kinda been adopting a more gorilla documentary street style or whatever they call it , but it’s fun and I’m happy to be back doing work in video. Keeps the creativity going.
Offendum just dropped his first solo album, SyrianamericanA, really solid album, with lots of good songs and a mix of Arabic and English lyrics. I’ve been privileged to have listened to this album as it was being made and i still enjoy it every time. I also photographed the album art work. The front cover was shot in a old house in Damascus, in January of 2008. The back was shot in Washington D.C last year. I’ve put three years so far into this Arab hip hop project, it’s nice to see that the artists appreciate the work. So thanks Mr. Offendum.
Omar will be in Beirut and Amman soon, so watch out for him and pick up his album here….show an artist some support, and listen to what he has to say.
Here is one of my favorite shot’s i’ve taken of Offendum, this is in Beirut with graffiti in the background by Siska and Fish.