Book signing with Lisa Leone
65 B/W & Colour
Sole DXB is proud to present Here I Am by Lisa Leone – Book signing on Friday 20th November in the Early Retirement concept store at 5.30pm
The earliest photographs of Bronx-born Lisa Leone are infused with sound and motion, pointing to what would become her multi-faceted way of seeing through both still photography and cinema. She worked for British Vogue and for VIBE, where she was a contributing photographer and columnist for two years. She began her career shooting musicians as well as personalities like Debi Mazar, Spike Lee, fresh-faced Snoop Dogg while he was making his first music video, and Nas while he was recording his first album, “Illmatic.”
“Hip Hop was an amalgamation of disciplines that coexisted and collectively changed the world we knew. Today its divided existence pales to its once innocent intentions of being acknowledged. Lisa’s photography captures a culture in transition; it is through her lens that one can appreciate the journey of the young artists who helped pave the way for generations to come.” - Mare139
A student of the acclaimed High School of Art and Design in New York, Leone was later mentored by filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, and she brings her rich experiences to the next generation through her position as Vice President of Artistic Programs for the Young Arts Foundation in Miami.
The culture of music, dance, art and fashion is forever in its nascent and most authentic in Here I Am, the first monograph of Lisa Leone’s photographs, which shares the history and evolution of hip-hop through photography in 104 pages.
“Today, these guys are known as early hip-hop icons, but back in the day, they were just a bunch of kids doing what they loved - little did they know that they would become the pioneers behind a global cultural phenomenon”.