Season 1, Episode 1: “Janette Beckman”
An ode to the impact of the iconic photography that became synonymous with Def Jam and its biggest stars, Through The Lens will focus on the three distinct eras that span the label’s 35-year history to date, following three post-modern titans of photography: Janette Beckman, Ricky Powell, and Jonathan Mannion.
Episode one of “Through The Lens” focuses on British-born photographer Janette Beckman, who lives and works in New York and began her career at the dawn of punk rock, working for such music magazines as The Face and Melody Maker. Beckman was one of the first photographers to shoot LL Cool J, T La Rock and Slick Rick.
Cey Adams and Steve Carr animation footage courtesy of Joshua Taylor, Garrett Sutton, and Malcolm Sutherland.