Jamie-James Medina

Photographer, Person


Who is Jamie-James Medina?

Jamie-James Medina is a photographer, filmmaker and record label founder, living and working in The Bronx, New York and London, England. He grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where his father worked as an expert in tropical medicine. Medina edits The Tourist, a limited edition newsprint publication focusing on music and travel and runs Hot Charity, an independent record label distributed by XL Recordings.

In 2010, Medina presented his American Music Legends project, a special collection of images of the last surviving greats of rock' n 'roll, blues, jazz and country, it includes portraits of Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Etta James and Pinetop Perkins. This was followed by the first issue of The Tourist, featuring candid photographs of The xx, taken by Medina during their 2010 world tour. In 2011, Medina directed the music video for Jamie xx & Gil Scott-Heron's "I'll Take Care Of U" . He later directed the music video for King Krule's "The Noose of Jah City". In November 2011, he travelled to India with Lady Gaga where he shot an intimate series of portraits of the singer.

Medina is a boxing fan and supporter of the NFL's Miami Dolphins.

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on July 23, 2013


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