while on assignment for contrast magazine issue 4, the creativity issue, i had to shoot fellow dropshadows crewmember and homie joseph pa`ahana. they wanted a few portraits and shots documenting some of his artwork. a lot of you know joe for his flyer and poster work for nextdoor. now don’t get me wrong, his flyer design work is some of the dopest on the island…but what really makes me respect joe as an artist is his work. his blackbooks and art pieces are just bananas. and joe’s “other” work is something most of the world hasn’t known about until this feature.
besides being one of the happiest, nicest dudes i know, joe’s also pretty ADD. maybe that’s why we can both relate, and we can always talk about all sorts of random shit, from art to design to crazy film projects, to the new world order. all in 10 minutes. his ADD also means the guy’s got like a billion projects going on. and they are all amazing. the contrast issue was a chance to shed some light on joe’s other, less visible work.
this was a great assignment and a chance to hang out with a good friend, take a few pictures, and as always talk about crazy random ideas, design projects, and the new world order. i’ve included a few b-roll images from the shoot that didn’t make the cut.