This past February, Mannion headed off to Trinidad and Tobago for two things: his 9th Carnival experience and, more importantly, to direct the music video for Trinidad James’ second single “Females Welcomed”. With a small crew, it was all hands on deck for a couple days working with incredible locations, half-naked beautiful women, fire breathers, rum, and festive carnival goers all filmed in Trinidad James’ hometown of St. James district in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
On my home soil, Cleveland OH, earlier this year I accomplished an incredible shoot with Machine Gun Kelly. I’ll be revealing a number of shots from the sessions over the next weeks, but wanted to give a solid congratulations to MGK for holding his ground musically, for giving me such access & energy, for not giving a F^*K and for showcasing what the Lace Up movement is all about. It was quite an adventure, but one that I would immediately sign up for again!
My brother Chamillionaire once said “A moment will pass, but a movement will last”… LACE UP is here to stay!
In the latest edition of LTD Magazine, LTD+ takes a look back at the collaboration between MANNION & PNB Nation’s Harold Hunter…
“I remember a moment of him riding a miniature bicycle in the Bronx and that he was taking it so seriously, giving his all to the performance and having a blast doing it. This kicked off our day of shooting and we knew that it was going to be a special session.” - Mannion
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE:
Fresh from MADE Berlin - REƧƎƎИ: The Film!
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The Main Event: Opening Night in Berlin at MADE Gallery, 8/30/12
photos by Jonathan Mannion & Nils Krueger
“Artists are a rare breed. They bring the creative contents of their minds to the general public. It takes acts of courage and strength to present their own unique visions, let alone collaborate with another artist with another distinct perspective.
REƧƎƎИ allowed this clash of creativity to be manifested. The night of August 30th marked a beautiful day of stripping down individual mental borders, putting artistic ego aside and making something collaborative that couldn’t have been individually conceived for Berlin to enjoy. Wanting to share this night with the world, I have selected a set of images that reveal a glimpse into the freedom and joy that we all experienced. Enjoy.”