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artists can have a vision, and it's very singular. And they're not open to any kind of adjustments. It's "this is how it has to be, or it won't be at all." Pam was nothing like that. This was our fourth album when Pam shot us. They [the record label] basically just put the music on the shelf for release and let it do what it did. But the album prior to the album that Pam shot for us, Ridin' Dirty, became a critical success. So they became a little bit more invested in the group. They went out of their way to find a professional photographer, and hired Pam — to showcase us in a better way than we had ever been shown before. Everything had been kind of made to look gritty on purpose, right? Not a lot of color, and not a lot of definition. And this was the total opposite of it. These are some of the best photos that we have. When I look back — the clarity that you see in these photos, the definition, the resolution — they're beautiful photos, and they deserve to be celebrated. Not just the photos that Pam took of myself, but everyone else's photos. And there's this common look of people being very solemn, you know, at peace with themselves. They're all so beautiful. And I'm so glad that she was able to capture us in the way that she captured all of her subjects … so beautifully. Read our full interviews with Bun B and Slim Thug, o n p a p e r c i t y m a g . c o m . "Pam Francis Photographs: Musicians," at POST Houston for its grand opening, on view November 13, 2021 – January 11, 2022; Pam Francis Photographs, $150, b o o k @ p a m f r a n c i s . c o m , "Pam Francis Photographs," upcoming April 2022, at Blaffer Art Museum,

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