Ithaka Darin Pappas
|Birth name||Ithaka Darin Pappas|
|Born||July 8, 1966|
Anaheim, California, U.S.
|Origin||Southern California, U.S.|
|Genres||hip hop, west coast hip hop, trip hop, spoken word, Electronic dance music, Alternative hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||Vocalist, lyricist, poet, contemporary artist, writer, photographer, producer|
Valentim de Carvalho,
Twisted Records (UK),
Twisted Records (U.S.), Movieplay Records (Portugal)
|Associated acts||Primitive Reason, Gabriel o Pensador, Underground Sound of Lisbon, DJ Vibe, Rui da Silva, Cosmic Gate, Armin Van Buuren, Mario Caldato, Jr., Norman Cook|
Ithaka Darin Pappas (born July 8, 1966), often known simply as Ithaka, is an American sculptor, painter, photographer, songwriter, vocalist, hip hop artist, writer, poet, record producer and surfer of partial Greek descent. Pappas was born and raised in Southern California, but later established himself in Japan, Greece, Portugal, Brazil and Mexico. The artist currently resides in California.
- 1 Career
- 2 The Reincarnation Of A Surfboard
- 3 Photographer
- 4 Aliens Of AkahtiLândia
- 5 "So Get Up" Controversies
- 6 The Tomas Blots
- 7 Works
- 7.1 Solo releases
- 7.2 Solo art exhibits (sculpture, painting, photography)
- 7.3 Group art exhibits
- 7.4 Guest musical appearances
- 7.5 Music used in other media
- 7.6 Articles and short stories - written by Ithaka
- 7.7 Book appearances
- 7.8 Magazine and web - articles and interviews
- 7.9 Documentaries
- 7.10 Selected commercial photography work
- 7.11 "So Get Up"
- 8 References
- 9 External links
In Lisbon, he recorded his first two hip hop albums, Flowers And The Color Of Paint and Stellafly. His song, Escape From The City Of Angels appeared on the soundtrack for Columbia Pictures' feature release, The Replacement Killers. He is also the lyricist/vocalist of the vocal-poem "So Get Up", that has been used on many electronic dance music instrumentals. The first musical version of his poem was publicly released by Underground Sound of Lisbon.
During his active years in Portugal, the artist's musical projects were nominated for a total of nine Blitz Awards (the Portuguese equivalent of The Grammy Awards) including; Best Album (for Flowers And The Color Of Paint in 1995 and Stellafly in 1997) and Best Male Vocalist (in 1995 and 1997). In addition, the prestigious national newspaper, Publico, awarded his 1997 release Stellafly as "Album Of The Year" and considered a song from the record Seabra Is Mad as both the "Song Of The Year" and "Video Of The Year". Publico also cited his debut release Flowers And The Color Of Paint as one of the country's Ten Most Influential Albums Of The 1990s.
In 1994, "So Get Up" was nominated for "Song Of The Year" at that year's Blitz Awards, and later climbed to 8th Place on Billboard's U.K. Independent Dance Charts (and 52nd on Billboard's U.S. Independent Dance Charts). More than twenty years after its original release (with at leased one-thousand and twenty-nine released remixes of the original vocal), "So Get Up" was deemed by Guinness World Records as being The Most Remixed Vocal A Cappella in musical history.
In 1998, after over six years in Portugal, Pappas returned to California where he recorded his third album called Somewhere South Of Somalia with producer Conley Abrams III. The lyrics from this album were written on a two-month journey into East Africa. Later, in Rio de Janeiro he recorded two more albums, Recorded In Rio and Saltwater Nomad. In 2007, he briefly returned to Portugal to record with former Underground Sound of Lisbon member DJ Vibe, providing vocals and lyrics for the track "You".
In 2011, indie label Sweatlodge Records released Fishdaddy Flashbacks highlighting some of the artist's songs from the beginning of his career in 1994 until 2011. In early 2013, Pappas produced his first all-instrumental album, Voiceless Blue Raven. He also collaborated with the trip hop vocalist Cyncy.
In addition to creating music, his short story series entitled Fishdaddy Chronicles has appeared in international surfing magazines including Surfer (magazine), The Surfer's Journal, Water, and Transworld Surf. In 2009, his short story "Miracle At Malibu" was published in the book entitled Surf Story, a collective volume of stories and surf culture compiled by Robb Havassy.
His abstract photographic art and body of sculpture work known as The Reincarnation Of A Surfboard have been exhibited globally, by The Camp in Costa Mesa, California in June 2010, Gallery Alma Do Mar in São Paulo, Brazil in October 2010, WOA-Way Of Arts in Lisbon, Portugal in December 2012, Hurley International in Orange County, California in October 2013, and F+ Gallery in Santa Ana, California from February to March 2015.
Between 2010 and 2015, the artist created most of his musical, photographic and sculptural works at Recanto Akahti, his small ranch in rural South America located on the edge of the Atlantic Forest (Mata Atlântica) in AkahtiLândia.
The Reincarnation Of A Surfboard
In 1989, while living in the Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles, Pappas began one of his major art projects, The Reincarnation Of A Surfboard, a large body of contemporary sculpture work created using recycled surfboards as raw building material and repurposing them into contemporary wall-mounted art pieces. The series to date, which is said to contain an estimated three hundred full-sized sculptures, has been exhibited on four continents and featured in hundreds of magazines and on many TV features. The most recent solo exhibitions of these works were hosted by Hurley Clothing in Costa Mesa, California in October 2013 and WOA: Way Of Arts in Cascais, Portugal in December 2012. He has been active with this medium since its inception; with additional individual pieces made in Mexico. In December 2012, during an interview piece regarding his solo showing of surfboard sculptures at Gallery WOA in Lisbon, Fuel TV Europe (a sports channel) declared that Pappas was "the godfather of contemporary surf art". Works from this project appear in the private collections of international surfing celebrities, Hollywood production companies and of the Rock Pacific Trust (founded by entrepreneur, Phil Rock). In Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin's non-fictional book entitled, I'll Scream Later, she says of Ithaka's work with The Reincarnation Of A Surfboard project, "He turns surfboards into art, seriously".
Pappas began experimenting with his father's 35mm and medium format film cameras as early as age five. He started assisting professional photographers immediately after high school and within a year began publishing much of his own work. His primary early focus was on portraiture, mostly musicians and actors. As a regular free-lancer for hip hop labels Priority Records, Ruthless Records and Quality Records, he helped document the early West Coast urban music scene.
He has also worked sporadically in the fashion world, mostly for Fairchild Publications' Women's Wear Daily and Daily News Record. In addition, his photographs have appeared in; Essence (magazine), Elle (magazine), Glamour (magazine), Surf Portugal, Fluir (Brazil), Deja-Vu (Japan), Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles (magazine) North Shore Magazine, Publico (Portugal), Speak Magazine, Revista Super Som (Portugal), Rolling Stone, Shape (magazine), Switch (Japan), Teen Vogue, Orange County Register, The Beach Reporter, Thrasher, OnFire (Portugal), Vibe (magazine) and Water. His celebrity subjects have included; Bebe Moore Campbell, Brian Wilson, Chuck Liddell, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Gabrielle Anwar, Giancarlo Esposito, Lea Thompson, A Lighter Shade of Brown, Marlee Matlin, N.W.A., Oliver Sacks (writer), Richard Tyler (designer), Robert Anton Wilson, Rudy Rucker, Scott Weiland, Takashi Murakami (artist), Teddy Riley, Terence McKenna, WC (rapper), William Travilla (fashion designer). His advertising clients have included Young Chang Pianos, Independent Truck Company, Priority Records, Quality Records, EMI Records, Polygram Records, Redley Shoes (Brazil) and Ocean Pacific clothing.
Perhaps the most well-known commercial photographic works by Pappas are his early images of the influential Los Angeles Gangsta rap group N.W.A.. Pappas worked for their West Coast record label Priority Records between 1988 and 1991 and documented almost the entire lifespan of the group, from their South Central beginnings, stardom, and eventual disassembly. The pictures from these early sessions, particularly The Miracle Mile Shot, which features all five members of the project photographed on a white backdrop at Pappas' own apartment in Los Angeles, has been printed in Rolling Stone, Q Magazine (UK), The Hundreds, Blitz Magazine (Portugal) etc., and was used as the primary backdrop for the entire NWA segment of the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn, New York. That same image also appears in the 2017 HBO documentary, The Defiant Ones, about Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine directed by Allen Hughes. These photographs are represented exclusively by TACK Artist Group of Los Angeles.
Aliens Of AkahtiLândia
In February 2015, the F+ Gallery in Santa Ana, California (founded by Micah Kersh) hosted an all-insect art exhibit entitled "Aliens Of AkahtiLândia". The exhibit featured over forty original sculptures, photo, and mixed-media works by Pappas; entirely inspired by insects he had observed and photographed on his property in AkahtiLandia, Brazil. Six guest creators were invited to do individual interpretations of some of the insects: David Clyde Kersh, Erica L. Ellingson, Ian Morris, Nathan Paul Gibbs, Will Thompson, and Steven R. Kutcher. The opening event also included a live presentation by actress/insect handler Diana Terranova who encouraged attendees to participate by petting and even holding exotic arachnids such as tarantulas and Thelyphonida.
"So Get Up" Controversies
In 1993, Pappas wrote and recited a poem called "So Get Up" for his weekly segment on a radio program called "Quatro Bairro" on Rádio Comercial in Lisbon, Portugal. He later made an electronic musical version with a friend from Manchester, UK. A year later, he re-recorded it as a 'guest performer' to be the primary vocal of a B-Side single for the Portuguese dance music group called the "Underground Sound Of Lisbon." The song became an instant national hit and was later released internationally as a ten-mix, double vinyl set on New York's Tribal Records (a subsidiary of I.R.S. Records/EMI). The song climbed to 8th place on the Billboard's Independent Dance Music Chart for the UK - and number 52nd in the United States.[when?] Since 1995, the song has been remixed by many artists such as Fat Boy Slim, Junior Vasquez, Danny Tenaglia, Miss Kittin, Armin Van Buuren, and Cosmic Gate, and has appeared on over 350 compilations with combined sales/downloads in the tens of millions. Ironically, the song which was considered the first modern "Portuguese" musical export was released without even crediting Pappas, even though he was the primary publishing rights owner of the track and never a member of the Underground Sound Of Lisbon project. Reportedly no actual record royalties were ever paid to Ithaka.
In 1999, Samsung used a version of So Get Up (remixed by the UK Breakbeat duo Stretch N Vern) for a printer advertising campaign featuring Jun Ji-Hyun. According to most media sources the commercial transformed Jun into a teen icon in Korea (today Jun is one of the most highly paid and most awarded actresses in all of Asia). The commercial, produced by Cheil Worldwide in Seoul, reportedly did not credit or pay either Pappas or Stretch N Vern.
The Tomas Blots
Omnipresent in all of Pappas' forms of expression are "The Tomas Blots." These are a series of eleven blot-like symbols that Pappas' father Tomas drew before him approximately two hours before his death on February 13, 1991 in Mesa, Arizona. These symbols appear in almost every aspect of his artistic life; on his record covers, in his photographs, sculptures and very frequently as collages.
- 1995 Fishdaddy - cd single released with Super Jovem Magazine [Fabrica De Sons/Movieplay Records]
- 1995 Flowers and the Color of Paint - 13 song cd album [Fabrica De Sons/Movieplay Records]
- 1997 Seabra Is Mad - cd single with bonus track Butterfly Of Wisdom [Nortesul/Valentim de Carvalho/EMI]
- 1997 Stay Strong Little Brother - cd single [Nortesul/Valentim de Carvalho/EMI]
- 1997 Stellafly: European Edition - 17 song cd album [Nortesul/Valentim de Carvalho/EMI]
- 1998 The Rise And Fall Of A Fortune - 8 song e.p. European promo only[Nortesul/Valentim de Carvalho/EMI]
- 2000 Stellafly: USA Edition - 13 song cd album [BCB Records]
- 2001 Somewhere South of Somalia - 19 song cd album [Sweatlodge Records/Khalifa Records]
- 2004 Recorded in Rio - 15 song cd album [Sweatlodge Records]
- 2005 Fuse With Me - cd single + remix of "N Portugal" (by Ithaka vs. Cartell 70) [Ground Zero Records]
- 2007 Saltwater Nomad - 13 song cd album [Sweatlodge Records]
- 2011 Fishdaddy Flashbacks -15 song cd album [Sweatlodge Records]
- 2013 Voiceless Blue Raven - 21 song cd album [Sweatlodge Records]
- 2017 So Get Up & The Los Acapellas - 16 track cd album [Sweatlodge Records]
Solo art exhibits (sculpture, painting, photography)
- 1990 Pepperdine University - Los Angeles, California (sculpture)
- 1992 Gallery YMA -(Photography and Sculpture) Tokyo, Japan (sculpture, photography)
- 1995 Universidade Moderna - Lisbon, Portugal (sculpture)
- 1996 IPJ: Instituto Portuguesa Da Juventude "UMBILICUS" (Photography) - Lisbon, Portugal (photography)
- 1998 Gallery Ze Dos Bois "Quality Time: Part One" (Photography) - Lisbon, Portugal (photography, text, performance)
- 2000 International Surfing Museum - Huntington Beach California(sculpture)
- 2007 Gallery WOA: Way Of Arts - Estoril, Portugal (sculpture)
- 2008 Clash - Lisbon, Portugal (sculpture)
- 2010 Gallery Alma Do Mar - São Paulo, Brazil (sculpture. photography)
- 2010 The Camp - Costa Mesa, California (sculpture, photography)
- 2011 Nike Posto 5.0 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (sculpture)
- 2012 Gallery WOA: Way Of Arts (Sculpture, Video & Photography) - Cascais, Portugal
- 2013 The Town Hall at Hurley International Headquarters in Costa Mesa, California (Sculpture, Painting)
- 2015 F+ Gallery in Santa Ana, California - "Aliens Of AkahtiLândia" (Sculpture, Photography, Painting)
Group art exhibits
- 1990 01 Gallery Los Angeles
- 1992 NICAF: Nippon International Contemporary Art Fair - Yokohama, Japan
- 1999 Photo Impact Gallery - Los Angeles, California
- 2003 111 Minna Gallery - San Francisco, California
- 2005 MIS - São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, Brazil
- 2006 MIS - São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, Brazil
- 2007 Oca Do Ibirapuera - São Paulo, Brazil
- 2010 Oca Do Ibirapuera - São Paulo, Brazil
- 2011 Art Now Gallery (San Francisco) "Love And Guts" - Photo: Eazy E and Venice Skateboard Locals (1989)
- 2013 Sagres Surf Culture - Sagres, Portugal
- 2013 McNamara's Gallery (owned by Garrett McNamara) - Nazaré, Portugal
- 2014 House Of Vans (London) "Thrasher: A Retrospective" - Photo: Eazy E and Venice Skateboard Locals (1989)
- 2014 Azores Wave Week - Ponta Delgado, São Miguel Island, Portugal"
- 2014 Surfboards On Parade - Huntington Beach, California
- 2016 The Art Of Surf - 1 Recovery - SM, CA (w/ Jeff Divine, John Van Hamersveld, John Severson and Dan Merkel)
- 2016 Surfboards On Parade - Huntington Beach, California (w/ Rick Reitveld, Nathan Paul Gibbs, Joshua Ben Paskowitz and Heather Brown)
Guest musical appearances
- 1994 Underground Sound of Lisbon - "So Get Up" (Ithaka: vocals, lyrics)
- 1996 Marta Dias - "Look To The Blue", "Learn To Fly" (Ithaka: vocals, lyrics)
- 1996 Red Beans - "Sunny The Bunny", "Sushi-Pack Subway", "Return To The City Of Angels" (Ithaka: vocals, lyrics)
- 1996 Cool Hipnoise - "Hidden By The Sea"" (Ithaka: vocals, lyrics)
- 1997 General D - "Ekos Do Passado" (Ithaka: vocals, lyrics)
- 1998 Tejo Beat - "The Day Was Hot" (Ithaka: vocals, lyrics). Produced by Mario Caldato, Jr.
- 1998 More Republica Masonica - "Grounded Song" (Ithaka: vocals, lyrics)
- 1998 Mind Da Gap - "Intro" (Ithaka: vocals, lyrics)
- 2000 Primitive Reason - "The Day Will Come", "I'm The Man Who Got No Plan" (Ithaka: vocals, lyrics)
- 2005 Cartell 70 - "In the Name of Religion" (Ithaka: vocals, lyrics)
- 2007 DJ Vibe - "You" (Ithaka: vocals, lyrics)
- 2008 Pan Electric - "Someone, Somewhere" (Ithaka: vocals, lyrics)
- 2011 Si Brad - "20 Years" (Ithaka: vocals, lyrics) (Toko Records-U.K.)
- 2011 Paul Mandaca - Eden by The Sea / cd album (Ithaka: all lyrics)
- 2013 Cyncy - "Sometimes Life Gets In The Way" (Ithaka: music production) Sweatlodge Records-USA
- 2013 Cosmic Gate - "So Get Up" (Ithaka: vocals, lyrics)
Music used in other media
- 1995 "G-Land Pro" - Ithaka track's "Flowers And The Color Of Paint" and "The Pigeon Lady" featured in official video of Quiksilver's World Tour Surfing Event at Gradjagan, Indonesia. Sequence features surfing by world champions Kelly Slater, Tom Carroll (surfer), Derek Ho and others.
- 1998 The Replacement Killers - Ithaka track's "Escape From The City Of Angels" appeared in Columbia Pictures' feature release. Starring Mira Sorvino and Chow Yun-fat. Directed by Antoine Fuqua
- 2004 Timmy Turner's Second Thoughts - Ithaka's song "The Plot" featured in surfing documentary about Indonesia. Winner of Surfer magazine Poll Award for Best Video.
- 2004 Good Girls Don't (TV series) Ithaka song "Escape From The City Of Angels" featured on Oxygen (TV channel). Season 1-Episode 3: "Addicted To Love"
- 2005 "Samba, Trance and Rock N Roll": Ithaka's song "Muerto Escondido" appeared in surfing film by director Rafael Mellin. Winner of 2005 Best Film award at the International Surf Film Festival St Jean de Luz - France.
- 2006 "Lost Jewel Of The Atlantic" Song "Who's The Enemy?" by Ithaka featuring gabriel O Pensador featured in this environmental surf film about Surfing in Madeira.
- 2006 "Chasing The Lotus" Surf film directed by Gregory Schell featured Ithaka's song, Seabra Is Mad.
- 2007 NBA2K7- Ithaka tracks "Dine N Dash", "Seabra Is Mad" and "Whatcha Gotta Do" featured in ESPN Games Xbox 360 basketball game, NBA2K7.
- 2013 "Nicateen"- Ithaka's song "Coffin Alley Confinement" (from the album: Voiceless Blue Raven) used in short surfing video by Quiksilver Films shot in Nicaragua
- 2014 "Board Stories" (Hawaiian Surf TV Program - The Surf Channel)
Articles and short stories - written by Ithaka
- 1993 "STELLAFLY" [published in Shortcut(Japan) & Lava (US)]
- 2000 "CARCAVELOS BROWNS" published in Surfer Magazine and Wavelength (magazine) (UK)
- 2003 "THE FORGOTTEN FOUR" published Water Magazine
- 2003 "ADVENTURES IN ADVERTISING" published in Water Magazine
- 2003 "STILTS" published in Water Magazine
- 2006 "MOMENTS OF INSANITY" published in Water Magazine
- 2006 "PALM TREE REEF" (published in Water Magazine)
- 2007 "OXYGEN FALLS" published in Water Magazine
- 2007 "ZÉ DOS CAES" published in Water Magazine / Onfire magazine (Portugal-2004), International Surf (USA-1993)
- 2007 "MOROCCO IS:" published in Water Magazine
- 2007 '"MOEMA" published in Water Magazine
- 2010 "MIRACLE AT MALIBU" published in the book, Surf Story (compiled by Robb Havassy)
- 2010 "FERNANDO DE NORONHA" Transworld Surf Magazine-USA [Story by Ithaka/Photos by: Pete Freiden]
- 2010 "RETURN TO THE MOTHERLAND" - Published in The Surfer's Journal, Surf Portugal Magazine, Fluir magazine-Brazil, Goodtimes Magazine-Greece
- 2000 THE END OF PRINT by David Carson (graphic designer) (USA)
- 2003 ALTAS LUZES - by Rita Carmo & Miguel Cadete (Portugal)
- 2004 BELONG: A TV Journalist's Search for Urban Culture – by Jennifer Morton (Canada)
- 2007 EUROPEAN STORMRIDER GUIDE" by Bruce Sutherland
- 2009 "SURF STORY" Ithaka's short story, Miracle At Malibu, featured in collective book compiled by Robb Havassy
- 2012 "STOP, THINK, GO, DO: How Typography and Graphic Design Influence Behavior" - Ithaka's photo series Umbilicus featured in book by Steven Heller, Mirko Ilic (Rockport publishers)
- 2015 "Aliens Of AkahtiLândia" by Ithaka (photographs of the Brazilian insects that inspired his sculptures and paintings - images taken 2010–2014).
Magazine and web - articles and interviews
- 1990 BEACH CULTURE MAGAZINE (USA) feature about Ithaka's photography and art by Steve Barilotti. Graphics by David Carson (graphic designer) in Issue #5.
- 1992 DETOUR MAGAZINE (USA) feature about Ithaka's sculpture and photography work written by editor Jim Turner (also founder of Flaunt) - April 1992 issue.
- 1996 SPEAK MAGAZINE (Cover story) 4-page article about "Umbilicus" a photo exhibition of navels created by Ithaka on the streets of Tokyo
- 2002 WATER MAGAZINE (USA) "Fishdaddy": an 8-page feature about Ithaka's art and music appearing in Volume 1 - Issue 1 - Spring 2002 - Bluewater Publishing
- 2005 HIP HOP NATION MAGAZINE (Europe) "Ithaka: De Mochila As Costas" interview about Ithaka's music by Ana Abraão - Issue #19 (June 2005)
- 2006 FOAM MAGAZINE (USA) "Electric Glue" 3-page feature about Ithaka's art and music feature written by Monika Zeldin featured in Spring 2006 issue.
- 2008 MEN'S HEALTH MAGAZINE (Portugal Edition) "A Arte de Expressão" interview about Ithaka's life, art and music by Sandra Mauricio - May 2008 issue
- 2009 GENTE JOVEM MAGAZINE (Portugal) "Ithaka" 4-page feature about the art, music and life of Ithaka by Sofia Carmo published in January 2009 issue.
- 2009 SURFAR MAGAZINE (Brazil) "Surfar Arte" 4-page feature on Ithaka's recycled sufrboard art written by Nancy Geringer published in Nov./Dec. 2009 Issue
- 2009 EXTREME EXPERTS MAGAZINE (Greece) "Ithaka" 5-page article about Ithaka's life, art and music published in August 2009 issue.
- 2010 HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY (USA) "The Nomadic Journey Of A Renegade Artist" Cover and 6-page feature on Ithaka's life and work (July 2010 Issue)
- 2012 SURF PORTUGAL MAGAZINE (Europe) "Pranchas Renascidas" feature about Ithaka's art by Susana Santos. Photos: Ricardo Bravo (Nov.Dec. 2012- issue #238)
- 2013 JORNAL I. NEWSPAPER (Portugal) "Ithaka Is Also Mad" by Beatriz Silva - Published May 4, 2013
- 2013 UP MAGAZINE (International - 0wned by TAP Portugal airlines) "Professional Vagabond" by Maria Ana Ventura with portrait by Dede Fedrizzi - Sept. 2013
- 2013 THE SURFER JOURNAL (Brazil) "AkahtiLândia, O Sonho de Íthaka" by Jair Bortoleto Published in Volume 2 - Issue 2 in October 2013
- 2013 THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER (USA) "Transforming Broken Boards Into Art" by Laylan Connelly - Published in Local Section on October 10, 2013
- 2014 FLUIR MAGAZINE (Brazil) "Criar, Surfar, Amar e Viajar" by Ricardo Macario [February Issue 2014/Edition #340]
- 2015 BLITZ MAGAZINE (Portugal-Oct. Issue) "Fotografo Oficial" interview by Mario Rui Vieira about Ithaka's early work with NWA and Portugal in the 1990s
- 2015 THE HUNDREDS (International Site) "Meet The Greek-American Artist Who Shot N.W.A's Earliest Promo Photos" by Manos Nomikos [Sept.]
- 2006 "ON THE ROAD TO ITHAKA" A documentary about the artist directed by Susanna Lira. Winner of the Best Script Award at the FATU Film Festival, São Paulo Brazil
- 2014 "SURF, ARTE e DIVERSÃO" (Surf, Arte and Fun) A documentary produced by Moana Films directed by Lorena Montenegro revolving around the lives and work of artists, Ithaka, Hilton Alves and Tom Viega.
Selected commercial photography work
- 1988 Eazy-E: We Want Eazy" for Priority Records. 12" Maxi-Single Cover (multi-platinum).
- 1988 N.W.A.: Express Yourself/Straight Outta Compton" for Priority Records. 12" Maxi-Single Cover (multi-platinum).
- 1989 Brian Wilson (of the Beach Boys) photographed for advertisement of Young Chang pianos in Santa Monica, California.
- 1990 Marlee Matlin / Oliver Sacks: Photo feature about Academy Award winning actress and author for Glamour Magazine. Photos made in LA and NY."
- 1994 Manual Of Evasion LX94 - stills for "Manual Of Evasion LX94", an Edgar Pêra film, w/ Terence McKenna, Robert Anton Wilson & Rudy Rucker.""
- 1995 General D: Pé Na Tchon Karapinha Na Céu" for EMI Records. Portugal's very first hip hop release.
- 2002 Ocean Pacific: Fashion and Perfume campaign. Uses: Teen Vogue, Maxim (magazine) etc.
- 2014 Cover of Ipsilon Magazine (music, culture supplement of the newspaper Público (Portugal)) for General D story
- 2016 Rolling Stone: Photo of NWA by Ithaka Darin Pappas in story about 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, "Class Of 2016" by Andy Greene
- 2016 Q (magazine): Photo of NWA by Ithaka Darin Pappas in feature about Golden age hip hop called written by Matt Mason (January 2016 issue)
"So Get Up"
Documented uses of Ithaka's vocal & poem, "So Get Up" (1993) in modern music have appeared under varying titles. The poem was originally recorded for Radio Antenna 1 in Lisbon, Portugal. However, most musical versions stemmed from uses/sampling of the a cappella version that he recorded for Underground Sound Of Lisbon in Portugal, 1994.
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- "Primitive Reason - Some of Us CD Album". www.cduniverse.com.
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