Taj Stansberry

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Taj Stansberry (born in Oakland, California, United States) is an American director and photographer, known for his music videos with artists such as Rihanna, J Lo, Usher, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Keyshia Cole, Swizz Beatz, Eve, Wale and Big Sean.His video for J Lo's "On the Floor" is the most watched female video of all time on YouTube with over 800,000,000 views.[1] He is currently developing a few feature projects as well.[2]

His unique style and ability to capture an artists' personality has made him one of the most sought after directors in the business.[2]

Biography[edit]

Taj is a self-taught photographer turned director. He started out photographing local rappers and models in Oakland, where he grew up. He then went on to work as a production assistant for renowned music video director, Anthony Mandler, who motivated Taj to start directing himself.[2] Soon after he signed to his first production company, Boxfresh Pictures.[3] Today he is with Happy Place Productions under the umbrella of his TPK (The Popular Kid) brand. Taj is represented by LARK CREATIVE for music videos[4] and Verve Talent and Literary Agency for feature films.[5]

Videography[edit]

  1. Rihanna - Don't Stop the Music
  2. Jennifer Lopez - On the Floor ft. Pitbull
  3. Swizz Beatz - Coolin ft Eve
  4. Usher - Lil Freak ft. Nicki Minaj
  5. Jill Scott - So in Love ft. Anthony Hamilton
  6. Keyshia Cole - Take Me Away
  7. Kendrick Lamar - Money Trees
  8. Big Sean - My Last ft. Chris Brown
  9. Young Jeezy - Lose My Mind ft. Plies
  10. Ne-Yo - Part of the List
  11. John Legend ft. Ludacris - Tonight (Best You Ever Had)
  12. Musiq Soulchild - Beautiful
  13. Musiq Soulchild - Anything ft. Swizz Beatz
  14. Shontelle - Impossible
  15. Ludacris - My Chick Bad ft Nicki Minaj
  16. Ludacris - My Chick Bad Remix ft Diamond, Trina and Eve
  17. Shyne - The Original
  18. Ray J - Last Wish
  19. Eve - She Bad Bad
  20. Fabolous - So NY
  21. Fabolous - Ready
  22. Jennifer Lopez - Actin' Like That ft. Iggy Azalea
  23. G-Eazy - Me, Myself & I ft. Bebe Rexha

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130119193553/https://www.youtube.com/charts/videos_views?t=a. Archived from the original on January 19, 2013. Retrieved February 7, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b c [1]
  3. ^ "Essentials: Taj Stansberry". Hypebeast. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130116231500/http://www.videostatic.com/vs/2013/01/watch-it-eve-she-bad-bad-taj-stansberry-dir.html. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved February 7, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Rep Sheet". Connection.ebscohost.com. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 

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