Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey

September 2010

Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey explores the birth, evolution and global impact of Hip Hop culture over the past four decades. This book serves as the magna opus of the tradition, examining the development of the culture through a collection of interviews, essays, and photographs.

In addition to the many original photographs featured within the book, Jonathan was commissioned to create a unique series of portraits especially for this project. These portraits, which document some of hip-hop's most influential figures, were shot using the famed 20" x 24" Polaroid camera. Only three large format 20" x 24" Polaroid cameras are still in use, which mix the detail of a large-format camera with the brilliance of Polaroid film.