GHOST NOTES Photo Exhibition by B+ in Ireland

By Mochilla | March 15, 2011





This amazing photo exhibition will be open to the public from 12-5pm on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th March in Block T (www.blockt.ie)
Ghostnotes is brought to you courtesy of the good folk at Red Bull Music Academy (www.rbmaradio.com)

B+ (aka Brian Cross) Bio

B+ was born and raised in Limerick, Ireland. He attended the National College of Art and Design in Dublin graduating in 1989. In 1990 he came to Los Angeles to study photography at the California Institute of the Arts. While at Cal Arts he began work on a project entitled “Its Not about a Salary: Rap Race and Resistance which was subsequently published by Verso Books in 1993. It was nominated as a Rolling Stone Music Book of the Year and made many critics best book of the year list.

Since the publication of the book B+ has continued to work in the LA hiphop community. His first album cover work was for the Freestyle Fellowship (Inner City Griots). Since then he has done an estimated one hundred more for artists from Mos Def, Rza, Cappadonna, Q-Tip, Eazy E, Los Super Seven, Long Beach Dub All-Stars, Ozomatli, Jurrassic 5, Dialated Peoples, DJ Shadow, Company Flow, Blackalicious, Money Mark, David Axelrod, South Central Cartel, Warren G, Yusef Lateef, Yesterdays New Quintet and Damian Marley.

He was the photo-editor of Larry Flint’s ill fated highly influential Rappages from 1993 – 1997.

He has directed several music videos for DJ Shadow and ones for Nitro Microphone Underground (from Japan), Control Machete (from Mexico) and Quantic from the UK. His first short put old school drummers together with new school DJs and is entitled Keepintime: Talking Drums and Whispering Vinyl (2001). The DVD of this project was released in April 2004, subsequently the Sundance Chanel has acquired broadcast rights. It was released in Europe and Australia by Ninja Tune 2005. The sequel Brasilintime: Batucada com Discos was lauded by critics and opened in Sao Paulo in 2007.

He recently directed a film (PostCard from Cali) about English artist Quantic who lives in Cali Colombia.

Most recently B+ completed the trilogy Timeless. A concert film series celebrating the work of Mulatu Astatke from Ethiopia, James “Dilla” Yancey from Detroit and Arthur Verocai of Brasil.

B+ still lives in LA, still digs like crazy and DJs from time to time.

Please visit: www.choicecuts.com/event/ghostnotes-photo-exhibition-by-b for more info*