The Six Pack Portrait Project makes the cover of The Ann magazine

I was just informed that yours truly, along with Brandon “MC Kadence” Mitchell and Ypsilanti photographer Chris Stranad will be gracing the cover of the next issue of The Ann magazine, which, if I understand correctly, is to be largely about the increasingly complex, interconnected and supportive art scene evolving here in Ypsilanti.

TheAnnCoverMay2015

The very talented Benjamin Weatherston took the above photo this past Saturday, right before we started broadcasting The Saturday Six Pack. In the photo, progressive hip-hop artist Brandon Mitchell, who has been a guest on the show, is having his photo taken for the Six Pack Portrait Project, a collaborative initiative between Chris and me that’s grown out of the radio program. I haven’t talked with he editors of The Ann about why they chose this shot for their cover, but it seems to me that it pretty well sums up what’s going on in Ypsilanti right now, as creative types are doing a better job of working collaboratively, leveraging local resources, and promoting one another.

[It’s yet to be confirmed, but it looks as though the portraits taken thus far might be on display in early June, as part of Ypsi First Fridays. Stay tuned for details.]

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2 Comments

  1. Tellair
    Posted May 12, 2015 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    If you haven’t heard Brandon’s new song “Waiting for a Minute” you should check it out.

    https://soundcloud.com/bopside-records/brandon-mitchell-bopd02a

  2. Eel
    Posted May 12, 2015 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    I want to print this and fold it like the back cover of Mad Magazine. I’m sure there’s something dirty going on.

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  1. […] Stranad, we’ll be discussing our collaborative Six Pack Portrait Project (which was just featured on the cover of The Ann magazine), and our plans to show the portraits that have been captured thus far during the Ypsi First Friday […]

  2. […] Stranad came by to discuss our collaborative Six Pack Portrait Project (which was just recently featured on the cover of The Ann magazine), and our plans to show the portraits that have been captured thus far during the Ypsi First Friday […]

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