By Dustin ChambersFriday December 4, 2015 02:20 pm EST
? I went to Martel Homes this past week to shoot a photo related to "Dirty South," the song from the 1995 Goodie Mob album Soul Food, on which Cool Breeze references the East Point housing project and says, essentially, that’s where he learned to cut and sell cocaine. I walked around looking for a scene that related to the lyric which, to me, was about the cultivation of power or control during one’s idle adolescence in the projects. What I found was a group of young men playing some gnarly after-school tackle football — running hard and talking shit when a ball was dropped. This struck me as a healthier and more communal representation of that same desire to be in control and gain power. The photo captures the peak of the action, with the players’ Section 8 stadium rising behind them.
I went to the funeral for Christina Baber, 25, at Refugee Temple Ministries on the Westside on Saturday afternoon. She grew up in the English Avenue neighborhood. On Thursday, she died while sitting on her grandma’s porch in English Avenue. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office is awaiting toxicology reports to help determine the cause of her death.
? Photographs of concerts this big rarely represent the photographer’s experience. This photo is no different. For each artist that night, we were allowed to photograph two songs of each act from a weird, VIP fan-filled side-stage pit at the Georgia Dome. I usually try to photograph one opener to get a sense of where I’ll be shooting from, the light, interesting groups of fans near...