Gunner Stahl may not be a household name (yet) but if you consider yourself a hip-hop head you’ve most likely seen his work. That’s because he’s the photographer behind some of modern hip-hop’s greatest images. The 27-year-old photographer has shot flicks of some of the biggest rap stars, including Kanye West, Drake, Migos, A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, the list goes on and on. In his third book, Portraits: I Have So Much To Tell You, Gunner shares unseen images of rap’s most famous artists along with written contributions from rapper Swae Lee and photographer Chi Moducan.
Hailing from Atlanta, Gunner grew up around the city’s bubbling hip-hop scene. So when he picked up a camera at the age of 18, he taught himself how to shoot simply by capturing moments of his day to day life. Naturally, that lead him to take pictures of his rapper friends while they were in the studio cooking up some sonic heat. Now Stahl is known for the very images he taught himself how to shoot, which give off a raw and candid feeling… because they are.
Portraits: I Have So Much To Tell You is available for preorder now on Barnes & Noble for $24.99 USD.