Following the release of his Elements Vol. 1 project in October 2020, TOBi has now dropped a visual accompaniment to it. A passion project, the magazine “explores and highlights the extraordinary stories of each creator, sharing their personal experiences and anecdotes” with photos shot by Mark Clennon an Makeda Sanford.
“To be able to collaborate with creatives from all over the world in the middle of a pandemic was amazing. The fact that we were able to pull all this off from our homes was remarkable. It shows how creativity surpasses limited time and resources,” TOBi says. “Mark and Makeda shot all the photos on iPhone 12 and were deliberate, thinking of ideas on the fly throughout the project. Getting to connect and work with them through FaceTime was motivating and inspiring and using iPhone offered a really personal perspective. I definitely wanted everyone to feel comfortable and confident in their respective spaces. Everyone’s been working from home, so we brought the shoot to their spaces. I did my photo shoot in the studio where I’m working on my new album, so it felt comfortable, natural and intimate for me.”
Elements can be viewed here.
TOBi has not ignored his musical roots either, teaming with Flo Milli for an update of the track “Family Matters.” Listen to it below.