A few years ago when I was researching up and coming musical artists for the Coke Burn film, I stumbled across a rapper from Alabama called Yelawolf. Even though he had only released a few tracks and some cool mix-tapes at the time, he was too established for us to consider for the project as we were looking for artists well and truely under any radar. However, there was something really intriguing about Yelawolf and I continued to follow his career with interest.
His most recent album Love Story is by far his most accomplished and defined released. He somehow manages to blend southern rap, rock and Nashville tinged country into a beautifully realised album that has become one of my favourite releases of 2015.
Yelawolf toured Australia recently and I jumped at the chance to document one of his sold out shows here in Melbourne. Thanks Yelawolf, Bones and Klever for having me!
All images shot on a Leica Monochrom (what a camera!) with a 50mm Summilux / 28mm Summicron.