GOODIE MOB @ Brooklyn Bowl…
Atane… it’s taken me a while to get these up. Pretty sure you might have thought you’d never see these. Here’s for you bro!!!
I’ll post more later. Cheers!
Nice shots bro!
Idiots never take a day off.
You’re a full-fledged dummy, ma’am.
It’s quite comical to see how upsetting it is for some people when they see black women celebrate themselves. The amount of vitriol I have seen is telling, and some of it is from black men as well. These people are usually silent when black women are denigrated, but they rear their heads in disapproval anytime someone or something dares to uplift. Some people really don’t want to see black women prosper, enjoy and celebrate.
Anyway, click here for promo shots of Nia Long from a previous Black Girls Rock campaign taken by my friend Henry Adebonojo.
My career as a cinematographer evolved out of my developing love of photography. As a kid I went to the movies virtually every weekend and I suppose that was in my blood. When I embraced photography as an adult it seemed natural to become curious about cinematography. At college I saw three films that would change my life in that regard. I could no longer overlook the emotional connection between the moving image and the spoken word. Those films were: Apocalypse Now, Kagemusha, and Blade Runner. Upon my return to New York, just out of curiosity and driven by impulse, I made inquiries about the film industry and how to get into it. About nine months later, I worked on my first production as a production assistant and haven’t looked back since. I began working as a cinematographer in 1993 and continue to do so today.
Ron Carter captured by Henry Adebonojo. Today is Mr. Carter’s birthday.
You know I had to bro - http://youtu.be/3gBU_r0QLlc
A Collection of my photos... Some you might have seen, some not »
My name is Henry Adebonojo and I take photos…
ANGELO & NORWOOD by Henry
The subtle bokeh on the bottom of these shots is nice! If you quickly glance at the Angelo shot, you’d miss it under his tenor sax.
i am in love with this womyn, literary speaking…
NIKKI GIOVANNI by Henry Adebonojo
Since no photo credit was inserted, I thought I might do so myself. Pretty sure I have only posted this once before and my info could very easily have been found or the photo could simply have been reblogged from it’s original posting. Oh well…. Such is life on tumblr.
RALPH ELLISON - An American Journey
(I served as one of the cinematographers on this project)
Happy Birthday Ralph Ellison
RICHARD WRIGHT - Black Boy
Like the twins Smoke and Fire. where there is Ralph Ellison, there is Richard Wright
(A documentary on the life of Richard Wright which I contributed to as one of the cinematographers)
It Ain’t Hard To Tell - NAS
A trip down memory lane.
Shot by yours truly - Directed by Ralph McDaniels
A classic. Well done bro.
NORWOOD FISHER by Henry
FISHBONE were in full effect at Brooklyn Bowl last night. The usual mayhem ensued.
As my friend Atane would put it: even though the year is young we may have seen the best show we will see this year.
I am inclined to agree…
More pics to come. Be sure to look out for his as well…
All though I post some of my work here mixed in with whatever else I post, this is a link to a collection of my photography by itself. Enjoy!
ESPERANZA SPALDING by Henry
The Analog Cabinet
I never met Duke Ellington, but when I met Gordon Parks I felt like I met him. I had shot Gordon Parks for a british television programme a year and a half prior to this sitting. This image was taken as we got ready to interview Gordon Parks about Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam for the HBO documentary on Gordon Parks life and work titled HALF PAST AUTUMN. On this project I spend time around Gordon Parks over the course of a year and a half. In getting to know him, I got a sense of what it might have been like to know Duke Ellington.
Reblogging again because it’s his birthday. Good stuff like usual Henry.