Sunday, September 19, 2010

Angela Boatwright

After being published in several xeroxed music fanzines, Angela's first photo published in color was for Thrasher, and she shoots for such magazines as W, New York Magazine, Spin, Vibe, Vice, Nylon, Seventeen, and countless others. She's also shot advertising for American Express, Rock Band, Miller Genuine Draft, Converse, and Truth, and spent almost three years working for Urban Outfitters, shooting more than 15 of their catalogs.

On top of freelance, Angela worked at Mass Appeal from 1997 to 2005. Originally hired as photo editor, she was quickly promoted to creative director where she produced projects working alongside such visionaries as Beastie Boys, Ed Templeton, Tobin Yelland, and alife. As an extension of her work at Mass Appeal, in 2002, Angela created Killer of Giants, an agency that represented up and coming artistic talent as well as curated and produced art shows around the world. This culminated in her 2006 show "200 Troubled Teenagers," which featured her work alongside friend Patrick O'Dell and showcased teen heavy metal and skateboarding youth. Opening in New York City, the show traveled to the downtown Standard in Los Angeles and Colette in Paris.

Angela's photos have been featured in numerous books, including Street World, Schizophrenic: Lodown Graphic Engineering Part II, The Vice Photo Book, Definition: The Art and Design of Hip Hop, and she will soon be a featured in Juxtapoz's upcoming book of photography. Her personal work is frequently published in magazines across the world, including Dazed and Confused, Color, Staf, Monster Children, and Nylon Korea.

Even after all of her success, Angela still has close ties to the worlds of skateboarding, graffiti and music, and has developed a huge network of young kids-- many like her former Ohio-teen self-- that she includes in her photography. Her most recent personal project involves documenting such thrash metal bands as Toxic Holocaust and Skeletonwitch on tour, from live shots to fan portraits. Angela is currently represented by PMI photo agency and is in the process of producing her first documentary film. While she often lives out of a suitcase, her home base is New York City.