RESPECT Magazine, a quarterly photojournal featuring some of urban culture’s most stunning visuals, recently released their second issue and we decided to share a few shots with you. Pop the hood to feast your eyes… and find out what Diddy was doing in that photo!
Toronto-born photog Chris Buck says of the Diddy photo, shot in 1997:
“He has a house on the bay side of the Hamptons — that’s where he always throws his White Parties. The tide comes and goes, and I saw that there were some rocks just below the surface, and I thought it would be cool to shoot him there. He said, ‘No, I don’t think we should do that.’ But I sent my assistant out there and made them stand on the rock, and I took a Polaroid of him. Then I brought it back to Puffy and showed him and said, ‘Look how cool this looks.’ And he said, ‘Yeah, that’s cool. You’re right, we should do it.’ The way I got this particular shot is there was this girl he was dating or something, and she walked out there just to say hello, and I said, ‘Hey, put your arm on her shoulder.'”
Kim Porter, is that you???
(Oh the irony of Diddy landing on page 66!)
The second issue of RESPECT features iconic images shot by Jerome Albertini, Marc Baptiste, Estevan Oriol (who shot the cover photo of 50 Cent), Janette Beckman, Chris Buck, Kenneth Cappello and Mike Schreiber.
You can pick up the magazine at your local bookstore or newsstand or visit their website HERE.