Monday, December 08, 2008

OG Photographer wins 2008 Billboard/PDN Ultimate Photo Contest

AUSTIN, TX - December 8, 2008 - Austin based music and entertainment photographer OG has been named one of the winners of the 2008 Billboard and PDN magazine Ultimate Photo Contest. OG's photograph of David Banner, taken at the Austin Music Hall during SXSW 08, was one of the winning photographs selected out of over 2,000 submitted images.

The contest, put together by Billboard and PDN (Photo District News), represents a collaborative effort by both the music and photography industries most elite publications. Professional judges for the contest included Tamara Coniff - Group Editorial Director of Billboard, Julie Greenwald - President of Atlantic Records, Josh Klenert - Creative Director for Billboard, and James Reyman of Reyman Studios. OG's photograph of David Banner will be featured in the december issue of PDN magazine as well as on their online site,, later this month.

OG states...

"Being named as one of the Billboard and PDN photo contest winners is a blessing. My team and I work very hard for all of the content we produce, so having our work showcased and recognized is something I am grateful for."

"David Banner is one of hip-hops elite and an artist whose passion is always on display, especially during his performances. He is typically on the actual stage about twenty-five percent of the time and in the crowd with his fans the other seventy-five percent. That's how much his supporters mean to him and how much he puts into his craft."

"I'm looking forward to collaborating with even more of the creative and passionate artists out there. I attend many types of shows and the caliber of talent I come across is mind-blowing."

"The goal when working with an artist is to play a role in their visual development. Whether it be for album artwork or promotional material, I always strive to produce strong vision based imagery that accurately represents their music."

Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, OG is an Austin based photographer specializing in creative collaborations with talent from the music and entertainment worlds. OG has collaborated with major artists such as Chamillionaire, Scarface, Killer Mike as well as a number of the rising talent in the independent and underground music scene. He works through his Luxury Mindz creative company and is an active member of the ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers).

OG's photo work can be seen online here:

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