Bronx, New York-based hip hop artist, YC The Cynic, shot as part of a new portrait series, featuring creatives here in the city.
Drew is a New York City based portrait photographer, focusing on the intersection of photography and music culture. His ability to seek out and capture raw and intimate moments, are what define his style. His personal aesthetic has translated seamlessly to brands like Red Bull and Urban Outfitters, and has garnered the attention of editorial clients like Rolling Stone Magazine and The New York Times. Drew has spent the last ten years traveling the world with his camera, is accustomed to working with productions of all sizes, working quickly under pressure, and staying within budget to deliver memorable and emotionally charged imagery of celebrities in and out of the spotlight. In 2010 Drew began speaking publicly at conferences, in webinars, and teaching his own workshops in the USA, Asia and the Middle East. Always eager to share knowledge, his professional openness and mentoring style has been recognized by colleagues and the community and has made him an valuable asset to understanding photography from a behind-the-scenes perspective. He got his start in the industry traveling the world with World-renowned photographer, Joe McNally for five years, as his First Assistant and right-hand man. Logging close to half a million miles in the air, he assisted Joe with client shoots, workshops and conferences around the world, working with tens of thousands of people. Selected Client List: Rolling Stone (USA), The New York Times, Red Bull, Citibank, Macy’s, The Ad Council, Coachella, Rolling Stone Middle East, Urban Outfitters, Pocket Wizard and The Associated Press. His work has also been published in PDN, Interview, Billboard, Bass Player Magazine, Kerrang!, Brooklyn Vegan, Runners World, USA Today, and in numerous other domestic and international publications as a contracted photographer for the Associated Press. He's available for projects Worldwide, and would love to speak with you.