While the SPIN team reviewed the hottest shows in Austin, TX, during SXSW, contributing photog Misha Vladimirskiy caught up with some of best new voices in music off stage for a series of portraits, capturing them in a more personal and natural moment. "It's all about shooting these bands and artists when they're hanging out, having fun, relaxing," says Vladimirskiy.
Vladimirskiy blurred the pics to give them an ethereal quality. "It softens the moment and makes it more dreamy, nostalgic, intimate," he explains. "You end up looking at the image longer, too, and diving deeper into the subject."
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »