Made You Look
*working title. formerly: I Shoot People
2004 - 2014
When I was a youngling in the late 80’s, I would break dance with my cousins in Long Island & sneak sessions on my brother’s turntables. I started emceeing on a Japanese label and opening for acts like Swollen Members and Souls of Mischief while my brother Shel Shock made beats for artist like AG (D.I.T.C), Casual (Hiero), & Dres (Black Sheep). I grew up in the golden years of the 90’s & spent the early 00's documenting Hip Hop culture.
2009 Traveling Exhibition | 187 photographs | 5 Cities.
San Francisco @ D-Structure
Los Angeles @ Tradition
Milwaukee @ Hot Pop
Brooklyn @ Powerhouse
Sacramento @ Artifacts
"Traynor's portfolio is a who's who of Hip-Hop cutlture, from the underground to the mainstream, from the old skool to the news skool." - Examiner
Just as classic rock shutterbugs from Jim Marshall to Jay Blakesberg have added visual impact to that genre's iconographic landscape, so too have hip-hop's photographic chroniclers, people such as Jamal Shabazz and Ernie Pannicioli add now Trevor Traynor to the list." - SF Weekly
Select photographs from the collection displayed below.