The Anderson Ballantyne image collection is a work containing some of the 1990s Golden Era of Hip Hop. Anderson Ballantyne's unique perspective through his access as a photographer of color covering culture from 1995 to 2005. The collection of photos is a social experience, educational and subject matter driven resource & historical record.
Anderson Ballantyne combines his passion for storytelling with his personal, subject - driven photography, creating editorial portraits and photo essays. Shooting for over 20 years, his clients include record labels, ad agencies, magazines, celebrities as well as non - profit organizations; as an internationally published photographer, he has captured moments with some of Hip Hop music industry's most iconic stars.
Between the years 1995 - 2007 he worked as a freelancer creating photography content for major record labels such as Colombia, Atlantic, MCA, Def Jam, Loud, VP Records; he also became a contributing photographer at Source, Vibe and XXL magazines as well as several other international publications, most notable BMR (Black Music Review) Japan. Working in the music industry opened doors for him to work on campaigns for corporate brands such as Burger King, Right Guard and Coca Cola.
As a freelance photographer shooting music industry content editorially meant that I had to maximize every opportunity I had. Every opportunity to have one of these artists in front of my lens meant an opportunity to capture something special and it was a privilege.