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.
He died at 52 on
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