B+’s book Ghostnotes will be released on Dec 5th and he’s doing a big LA gallery opening on Nov 4th at Eastern Projects in Downtown LA.
Here’s a better view of the flyer note below:
Ghostnotes is an extended photo essay with more than two hundred images that represent a mid-career retrospective of B+’s photography of hip hop music and its influence. Taking its name from the unplayed sounds that exist between beats in a rhythm, the book creates a visual music, putting photos next to each other to evoke unseen images and create new histories. Like a DJ seamlessly overlapping and entangling disparate musics, CROSS BRINGS TOGETHER L.A. Black Arts poetry and Jamaican dub, Brazilian samba and Ethiopian jazz, Cuban timber and Colombian cambia. He links vendors of rare vinyl with iconic studio wizards ranging from J Dilla and Brian Wilson to Leon Ware and George Clinton, from David Axelrod to Shuggie Otis, Bill Withers to Ras Kass, Biggie Smalls to Timmy Thomas, DJ Shadow to Eugene McDaniels, DJ Quik to Madlib. In this unique photographic mix tape, an extraordinary web of associations becomes apparent, revealing connections between people, cultures, and their creations.
Ghostnotes will be launched at Eastern Projects this November in an unprecedented look at the work of Cross.
RSVP here via Facebook.
There will be early copies of the book for sale at the gallery which can be signed once purchased.