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Nitin Shantilal Vadukul

 (1965 - 2018)
Nitin Shantilal Vadukul was active/lived in New York, California / Africa.  Nitin Vadukul is known for photographer of hip-hop artists, celebrity portraits amd conceptualism.

Biography   Nitin Shantilal Vadukul


"Nitin Vadukul, Inventive Photographer of Hip-Hop, Dies at 52," Obituary by Matthew Sedacca, March 8, 2018, for The New York Times.
 
When Nitin Vadukul photographed hip-hop artists, he gave Eminem a chain saw, captured LL Cool J morphing into a superhero and portrayed Missy Elliott as Neo, the protagonist of the movie The Matrix.

Mr. Vadukul’s photography came to prominence in the late 1990s, just as hip-hop was gaining a mainstream presence, and his work reflected that evolution: His cinematic, dreamlike portraits broke from the gritty frankness with which photographers had been portraying hip-hop artists — on the streets or in performance — since the genre’s beginnings in the 1970s.

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