Pep Williams sent me an email asking to check out his work literally thats all the email said, check it out. I liked that it had little to say it made me think this guy doesn’t need to speak for his work. I immediately clicked the link he sent PepWilliamsPhotography.com and I read that he was a 3rd generation Dog Town skateboarder and then I looked over and found myself completely blown away and moved by his photography. I’m a guy who takes pictures, I wouldn’t call myself a photographer cuz I don’t believe I’ve earned that right. I’ve taken thousands of photographs over the years, most of them trash, so I can grasp the amount of skill and patience it takes to get that perfect shot. Pep has a very good eye and tons of skill and when his lens finds it’s mark something amazing happens. He’s able to capture breathtaking images of L.A. street culture and bring it off the page and grab you, I grew up in Southern California and it brought me back to when I was a kid. Whether he’s photographing musicians, skaters, landscapes, or people he’ll have you drawn to the page instantly. Check out his work, follow him on twitter and i’ll try and keep you updated on anything he’s doing.
FreshJive caught up with Mike Miller to talk about photographing classic West Coast hip-hop artists like Tupac, Eazy-E, Snoop and Cypress Hill. Fuckin awesome stories and a great artist.