Pulse TV Exclusive Jonathan Mannion speaks on his 20-year career, passion for Hip-Hop photography

Jonathan Mannion breaks down his craft and why he has stayed relevant for so long to Pulse TV.

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On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Pulse TV interviewed the world renowned photographer Jonathan Mannion at Red Door Gallery in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Known globally as the greatest Hip-Hop photographer, Mannion has shot iconic photos of Notorious B.I.G, Diddy, Outkast, DMX. Ja Rule, Nas, Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj, Nelly amongst others.

Jonathan Mannion is most famous for the iconic art cover of Jay Z's classic debut album 'Reasonable Doubt' released in 2006. This year Jonathan Mannion celebrated 20 years of the iconic shot in New York.

Jonathan Mannion's photo of Baby and Lil' Wayne play

Jonathan Mannion's photo of Baby and Lil' Wayne

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Speaking to Pulse TV he explains why he is he came out to be the go-to-guy for Hip-Hop acts and broke down his relationship with Jay Z.

Jonathan Mannion's photo of Nas which became the album cover for 'God Son' play

Jonathan Mannion's photo of Nas which became the album cover for 'God Son'

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He also spoke about his passion for photography and how he was able to convince DMX to be photographed in a bathtub filled with blood.

Jonathan Mannion's photo of Eminem play

Jonathan Mannion's photo of Eminem

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Jonathan Mannion went on to reveal the Nigerian artistes he would love to shoot and his love for Afrobeat creator Fela Kuti.

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