Jay Z by Jake Chessum

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Photographer: Jake Chessum

Location: Milk Studios, NYC

Date: November 2006

Edition: Limited

"This was for Newsweek and shot at Milk Studios in Nov 2006. Jay Z had just returned from a trip to Africa. He was very jet lagged, and we were told we would only have 20 minutes for the shoot. However, several trunks of clothing turned up which made me think maybe we’d get longer. He definitely had some moments where the energy dropped (one of which I captured…he is sitting pretty much slumped int eh make up chair), but in the end we were working for about 3 hours. This image was shot on the late and very lamented Polaroid 665, which gives a negative that can be printed from and has a month grainless beauty."

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