Jamie-James Medina

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Jamie-James Medina
Born
England
OccupationPhotographer, Filmmaker, Record Label Founder
Label(s)
Hot Charity
Websitewww.jjmedina.com

Jamie-James Medina is a British photographer, filmmaker and record label founder. 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.[1] This was followed by the first issue of The Tourist, featuring candid photographs of The xx, taken by Medina during their 2010 world tour.[2] In 2011, Medina directed the music video for Jamie xx & Gil Scott-Heron's "I'll Take Care Of U" .[3] He later directed the music video for King Krule's "The Noose of Jah City".[4] In October 27, 2011, he travelled to India with Lady Gaga, where he shot an intimate series of portraits of the singer for The Observer magazine.[5]

Medina is a boxing fan and supporter of the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals. In 2008, a short-story he wrote detailing his personal experiences with photography and the supernatural world was turned into a feature film titled Shutter, starring Joshua Jackson as the lead character. He is credited as Executive Producer on Cerebral Ballzy's self-titled debut album after discovering Honor Titus, the group's frontman, in a New York pizza parlor in 2009.

In 2012, Medina launched Hot Charity, a Bronx-based independent record label distributed by XL Recordings. The label's first signing was Chicago-based singer songwriter Willis Earl Beal. In April 2012, Hot Charity released Beal's album "Acousmatic Sorcery".[6] The label's second release, RATKING's WIKI93 EP, was released in November 2012.[7]

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  1. ^ "American Music Legends; The Guardian". guardian.co.uk. 2010-01-22. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
  2. ^ "QA- Jamie-James Medina On The xx; The Fader". thefader.com. 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
  3. ^ "Gill Scott-Heron Jamie xx Video Premiere; Dazed Digital". dazeddigital.com.
  4. ^ "Video- King Krule - The Noose Of Jah City; The Fader". thefader.com. 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
  5. ^ "Lady Gaga In India; The Guardian". theguardian.co.uk. 2011-11-13. Retrieved 2011-11-13.
  6. ^ "Stream- Willis Earl Beal's Album; The Fader". thefader.com. 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
  7. ^ "RATKING WIKI93". XL Recordings. 2012-11-06. Archived from the original on 2012-11-12. Retrieved 2012-11-11.