Behind the Lens with Trevor Traynor

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Behind the Lens with Trevor Traynor

Capturing moments in a young artist’s life can come to define not only the way they are understood in the context of their present work, but also how they are remembered for the rest of their lives. While they might be comfortable in front of a microphone, tons of musicians get nervous with a camera in their face. It takes a special person to be able to make their subjects comfortable and coax personality out of them.

Trevor Traynor is a native New Yorker who knows how to do just that. His passion for musical performance has driven him to shoot some of the most striking images of today’s biggest talents, including Erykah Badu, M.I.A., Kendrick Lamar and Mos Def. When he's not shooting musicians, he takes photos in the subway stations of cities like Tokyo, Paris, and Sydney, playgrounds in Moscow. He's captured photos of children in Mumbai, Muay Thai fighters in Bangkok, and temples in Cambodia. Trevor's camera is a vehicle for him to travel the globe and learn more about the world. We sat down with him to listen to stories about some of the incredible photos he's taken in the music world.

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