"Edge of the River" taken by Ike Edeani
Ike Edeani is one of those people that you should follow on Instagram (@Ikedeani). Because it's preeeetty clear that Ike was taking pictures before we were putting a Valencia filter on our latte's foam.
I have a fascination with photographers because I just inherently assume they must be listening to some insanely awesome "soundtrack to your life"-style music while they shoot. I tend to imagine them seeing the world as the amazing slow motion part of a good movie.
I reached out to Ike for this exact reason: following his photography makes you feel like you are watching an amazing, well shot film. I wanted to know what the soundtrack sounded like.
Well, this is what it sounds like. And apparently it's as "cool as sh*t" as I thought it would be.
This mix is what Ike listens to when he shoots (and later edits them into "better than your photos" photos). He explains: "My work is very much about observing my surroundings, and I need chilled out, mellow sounds with little to no lyrics to cut down on distractions. While I edit however, I need uptempo beats, stuff to get me pumped up and productive."
Here's Ike's mixtape, "Edge of the River"
1. Gold Panda - Quitter's Raga
2. Dabrye - How Many Times (With This)
3. Com Truise - Iwywaw
4. Prefuse 73 - Storm Returns
5. M83 - Skin of the Night
6. Gold Panda - Snow & Taxis
7. Blockhead - Insomniac Olympics
8. Prefuse 73 - Perverted Undertone
9. Crystal Castles - Magic Spells
10. Gold Panda - Marriage
11. Portishead - Roads
12. Munchi - Hope