Lots of photographers want to shoot their favorite artists, but few go to such great lengths to get the perfect snapshot. Fewer use film or Polaroid to do so, making Phil V an ambitious creator on the rise. Behind each frozen moment is a story where he connected with someone he admires, whether it be a fellow up-and-coming artist or a rapper on the level of Drake, Jay Z, or Pharrell.
Beyond photos, he takes videos in NYC and beyond, and like any resourceful creative, he's set up a GoFundMe account to help his Polaroid Project. Follow him on Instagram to keep up with his latest flicks and enjoy Portfolio Review: Photographer Phil V Shares His Polaroids of the Hip-Hop World for the stories behind some of his favorites.