Kevin Maya, the Atlanta-based photographer best known for his behind-the-scenes shots of rap artists including Lil Yachty, Future and Yung Bans, is making his mark. Maya’s unique photographic style, which sees custom light presets and filters layered atop a single image, has begun to garner serious attention especially as a result of his popularity on Instagram. Keen to learn more, The 10,000 had a chance to spend five minutes with Kevin Maya before he heads to New York for a project with social media star Hayes Grier. Scroll on to read what we asked:
How did you first become involved in photography? I always liked taking pictures when I was younger and enjoyed messing around with cameras. Two years ago during summer break I saw a kid sneak into a Kanye West concert with his camera. Basically it inspired me. A week later I went out and bought a camera. That’s when I started to take it seriously.