Hot*pop’s Guest Artist Series, Featuring Trevor Traynor
Gallery Day Event!
Milwaukee, WI — Saturday July 25, 2009 — 4 – 7 pm
Please join us for Gallery Day as we welcome Trevor Traynor’s touring show, “I Shoot People.” BBQ refreshments and giveaways throughout the day courtesy of Scion. Music by DJ Kid Cut Up of No Request Sound. Brought to you by hot*pop in conjunction with Big Sky Media.
“I Shoot People” is not only Trevor’s first solo show in Milwaukee, but it also marks the debut unveiling of his HIp Hop photography to collectors, his first step outside of his fine arts background. Trevor has been documenting the culture for the past five years; shooting live concerts, portrait shots, album covers, magazine spreads, and more. Notable artists he’s worked with include Afrika Bambatta, Rakim, KRS-One, Nas, N.E.R.D., Mos Def, Q-Tip, De La Soul, M.I.A., Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan and much more. His portfolio is a who’s who of Hip-Hop culture, from the underground to the mainstream, from the old school to the new school.
Hip-Hop culture was a big influence on Trevor early on. Trevor elaborates, “When I was a youngling in the late 80’s, I would try to break dance with my cousins in Long Island and sneak sessions on my brother’s turntables. I started emceeing on a Japanese label and opening for acts like Swollen Members and Souls of Mischief while my brother Shel Shock made beats for artist like AG (D.I.T.C.), Casual (Hiero), and Dres (Black Sheep). I grew up in the golden years of the 90’s and now I get to shoot people that inspire me. I am grateful for that.”