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!
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.
LIONEL LOUEKE @ The Jazz Standard
For my friend Atane.
No one has contributed more to my efforts at capturing live music photography in such a relatively short period of time than you have. My otherwise splendid isolation is softened whenever you “summon” me to an event. It’s an alive feeling that co-mingles two loves - music and photography. I am indebted to you.
For your viewing pleasure check out Atane’s impressive live music photography collections HERE
Also check out a sample of his written word on live music events at This is Africa site.
Henry, it’s truly an honor kind sir. Thanks for the kind words. Cheers!
Born on this day: Pharoah Sanders