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Introducing Okayplayer's 2019 Back to School Photo Series

Introducing Okayplayer's 2019 Back to School Photo Series

Photo Graphic: Laura Alston

Our photo series stars a wide range of artists: from Nigerian pop star Burna Boy to legendary singer Kelis to elite spitter Rapsody to comedian Zack Fox.

We have a custom here at Okayplayer. Anytime an artist pulls up to the OkaySpace we have them pose for a picture. Not just any photo: but a school photo. You know the photo — drab background, bright light, fake smile.

Over the past year, we’ve had dozen of artists come by. Sometimes they are coming to perform for us (whether it’s an Okayacoustic or a Facebook Live.) Other times they’re here to conduct an interview.

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And sometimes they just want to pull up and play some new jams. (We’re never mad at any artist just stopping by to say hi.) With back to school season officially upon us, we thought we would collect the best school photos we’ve gathered over the year.

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Our photo series stars a wide range of artists: from multitalented musician Masego to legendary singer Kelis to elite spitter Rapsody to comedian Zack Fox (who declared himself  the “most likely to not pull out and take care of it.”

Each photo was taken by Laura Alston, who worked on this project for more than a year. If you’re interested in seeing more of her work, head to her website. 

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Laura Alston is a New York-based multidisciplinary artist best known for her photography and graphic design. You can follow her work here.   



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