TFP | S2, EP 5 w/ famed photographer, filmmaker and overall mystic and spiritual gypsy, LISA LEONE
The Fake Podcast
The world keeps turning and our podcast keeps churning. Welcome to Episode 5 of this ultimately, very fake podcast. In this episode, we interview none-other than the myth, the legend that is Lisa Leone. For those that don't know, Lisa is a famed photographer, filmmaker and overall OG of hip-hop. Grew up in the Bronx during the birth of hip-hop culture, Lisa captured history with her iconic B&W photographs (to which you can see for yourself in her photo book, "Here I Am" published by Minor Matters - check it out here.). She's also a decorated filmmaker and cinematographer who literally won the Game of Life by actually working and learning alongside the God, Stanley Kubrick. In another words, we have no idea why she decided to be on our fake podcast.Lisa drops serious enlightened wisdom as he is part mystic, part psychic and all gypsy - where we explore relationships, desires for freedom, and FREE WRITE!Couple notes:1. We recorded this episode in IRL (social-distanced, of course) where we drank an entire bottle of Sombra Mezcal (highly recommended) between the three of us.2. This was our first time doing a proper intro ... mainly because while drinking Sombra Mezcal, I totally forgot to press record and missed out on the first 5 mins of this episode.3. That awesome bassline intro is from the song "Televised Minds" by the amazing Irish rock band, Fontaines D.C.4. Ben's dog, Clifford, makes a cameo appearance.Hope you enjoy this rather intense, deep and emotionally charged episode ... all the while, you are free writing like crazy!FREE WRITE OR DIE!
Lisa Leone is a celebrated director and photographer. She was tapped by Kubrick to serve as a researcher, set decorator and actress on Eyes Wide Shut.For more information on The Kubrick Series, visit TheKubrickSeries.com.
Lisa Leone served as an actress, set decorator and researcher on Eyes Wide Shut. Her remembrances of working alongside Kubrick are surprising and illuminating.For more information on The Kubrick Series, visit TheKubrickSeries.com.
Lisa Leone has lived a life for the ages. She began photographing some of the most important figures in the early days of hip-hop culture (who were also her friends) as a teenager. Then she took some of the best, most revealing photos ever of musical icons like Snoop Dogg, Nas, The Fugees, Mary J. Blige, and tons more. Lisa moved from there into working on music videos, before her career took an unexpected left turn.She turned a short research photo assignment for a friend into four years working closely with film legend Stanley Kubrick on his final film, Eyes Wide Shut. Then she took that experience and co-directed the iconic documentary on sneakers and sneaker heads, Just for Kicks.A gorgeous book of Lisa’s hip-hop photos, Here I Am - Photographs By Lisa Leone, is available now. An exhibit of that name is running through January 11th at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. You can view a slideshow of some of her photos over at Complex.See http://theciphershow.com/episode/79/ for full show notes and comments.
Another amazing opening at the HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles, Ca. Bronx-born photographer and filmmaker Lisa Leone came of age in the 1980s with hip-hop and a camera. Her candid portraits capture iconic hip-hop artists at the early stages of their careers including Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and A Tribe Called Quest. We were lucky to have DJ Jermey Sole bring some of this music to the opening night. We just hit record .... and here are the results. HVW8. Vol 29 - Lisa Leone 'Then' by Jeremy Sole Lisa Leone 'Then' at HVW8 Gallery Taana Gardner - Heartbeat ATCQ - Check The Rhime Jungle Brothers - i'm gonna do ya James Brown - Blind Man Can See It Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca & The Soul Brother Special Ed - I Got It Made Brand Nubian - Slow Down Jimmy Spicer - Money (Dollar Bill Y'all) The Squence - Funk You Up Grandmaster Flash - Flash To The Beat Eric B and Rakim - I Ain't No Joke Nas - N.Y. State Of Mind Slum Village - Fall N Love Eric B & Rakim - Microphone Fiend Jungle Brothers - Behind The Bush ATCQ - Excursions Grandmaster Flash - The Message Run-DMC - Sucker M.C.'s Afrika Bambaataa / Jazzy 5 (Jazzy Sensation (Bronx Version) Super 3 - Standing On The Top Kurtis Blow - The Breaks Eric B & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul Black Sheep - The Choice is Yours Mary J. Blige - Real Love (remix) Arrested Development - Tennessee Beastie Boys - No Sleep Till Brooklyn Maceo & The Macks - Soul Power 74' Big Daddy Kane - Raw Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Creator Grandmaster Flash - White Lines (Don't Do It)