The method - Creative studio
Our interdisciplinary creative production team of videographers, photographers and writers are commissioned by the UK's leading record companies, independent labels and brands to create original content across music and culture.
Marium Raja is the strategist and Editor-no-chief of Nation of Billions, curating an unrivalled team of over 50 contributing writers and photographers. Working with Nation of Billions on over a 1000 feature stories, music and gig reviews and cultural commentary, the online platform has become the essential destination for industry tastemakers and music aficionados. Nation of Billions have featured rising artists like Dave, J Hus, Nadia Rose, Jorja Smith early and before they've been signed or co-signed by the likes of global superstars like Drake. Nation of Billions editorial photography captures the essence of the culture and many of the editorial shoots have been licensed for publication in books, print magazines, press pr and cover artwork for musicians.
Our video production team create portraits and profiles on rising stars and global superstars. Video features include live concert short-films, long-form interviews, mini-documentaries and branded content for Nation of Billions. Our contributors include videographers, editors, interviewers, animators, sound mix, musicians and motion graphic designers. We work editorially with brands and leading labels in the music industry.
We write stories. Stories about culture and it's creators. Our editorial writers amplify the voices of creatives within culture. We don't write as critics we write as fans of the music, film, books and art. Cover stories, give our audience a chance to get inside the mind of an artist and gain a fresh perspective into their creative process. Our themed editorial series' on Nation of Billions from #17OnTheFrontline, to #AfroNation are carefully curated to create conversations. We document the artists and musicians on the frontline of movements and moments. Our contributing writers have established a respected voice and have been enlisted to write official artist biographies and contributed to magazines like Vevo DSCR.
EDDIE OTCHERE - photographer
We represent legendary London based photographer Eddie Otchere who has captured some of the most enviable images of Hip-Hop’s recognisable icons from the mid 90’s to present day. Eddie contributed over 100 images from his huge archive to DJ Semtex’s bestselling book ‘Hip Hop Raised Me’. Through his iconic photos of Nas, Wu Tang Clan, Notorious BIG and Jay-Z and many more, Eddie has captured the essence of Hip-Hop culture in image. Garnering a reputation for taking striking images coupled with the fact that he has a true affinity for the culture, as an analogue photographer Eddie started shooting at 19. Now, 20 years later with Hip Hop culture no longer on the margins, his early work has gathered a dedicated following and his recent work continues to set the bar.
ALBUM INLAY PHOTOGRAPHY BY EDDIE OTCHERE - ‘LIFE. LOVE. FLESH. BLOOD’, IMELDA MAY
EDDIE OTCHERE PRESENTS ICONS OF HIP HOP POP UP SHOP
Eddie Otchere’s ‘Icons of Hip Hop’ exhibition at Shoreditch Boxpark, featured limited edition Prints of his work for the first time in a Pop-Up Shop for one week only.