Purple Sneakers has teamed up with emerging photographer Joseph Crackett of ONLY ODD to hand pick and shoot some of the hottest artists performing at this year’s BIGSOUND. The series, titled #SHOTFORSNEAKERS, focuses on Purple Sneakers and Only Odd’s shared passion of emerging artists. Over the coming weeks we’ll be revealing selections from the shoots, shot by Joseph in Brisbane’s Winn Lane.
Today, we’re very excited to share GENESIS OWUSU.
Intelligent, thought-provoking, captivating and utterly unique, there is no one doing what Genesis Owusu is doing right now. From his eccentric debut, 'Sideways' to his most recent single, the challenging 'awomen, amen', he has elevated his rap to a higher level as he draws on his own experiences as a Canberra via Ghania rapper in Australia today. We named him an artist to watch for 2018 and he's very much proving why: his reputation as a performer has become so great he's picked up a National Live Music Awards nomination, and rightly so. He alongside his ninja-like back up dancers give it their all every single time, making it as much of a physical experience as it is an emotional one, and when coupling this with his powerful songs, it's ultimately a winning combo. There's no denying there's plenty more where this has started to come from, so as he unveils more and more of himself to the world, we know he'll continue to shine as a one-of-a-kind artist.
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Check out the full gallery below, shot on both Canon A-1 with AGFA Vista 400 film, and on Canon 5D M2.
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All images by Joseph Crackett