Aside from being a premiere disc jockey, Derrick “D-Nice”Jones has another talent not many people are aware of. Having opened for the likes of Billy Joel, Vice President Joe Biden, and even President Obama, the New York native picked up a camera and his images are just as captivating as when he mixes songs. As you look at the images you truly understand the meaning behind the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”.
I captured this image of 50 Cent in 2007 at the G-Unit offices in NYC.
This image was taken at the home of Boris and Nicole Kodjoe in Atlanta, GA.
We were headed to the opening of Tyler Perry’s Soundstage and decided to have an impromptu photo shoot.
I was the opening act for Kid Rock during the CES convention in Las Vegas.
I managed to get this image after all of the other photographers cleared out.
This image of Q-Tip was taken in Brooklyn, NY. I was photographing him for a Hennessy campaign.
I shot this picture while Ne-Yo was being interviewed by the local news at his foundation event in the Hamptons.
Will.i.am and I were in Washington, DC at an event for Diddy.
I started photographing him as we discussed Leica Cameras.
Story and Photos by D-Nice