Photographer Catalogs ‘Hip-Hop Honeys’

Another interesting project by Brian Finke.

BrianFinkeProjectsBrian Finke has compiled detailed looks at flight attendants (at a time when that term was more acceptable), football cheerleaders and U.S. Marshals. Up next is a tribute to the women who appear in rap music videos, often as eye candy.

Finke is using the term “hip-hop honeys” and, ahead of the book, is teasing some photos from the three-year personal project. The Cut’s Allison P. Davis could have easily just grabbed a few of these photos and called it an item. Instead, she took the extra step of interviewing one of Finke’s subjects. From her Q&A with 25-year-old Florinda “Flo” Estrada:

How do you define a hip-hop honey?

They’re all so diverse, they’re all different shapes and sizes, and they’re all doing different things. Some of them are in nursing school trying to make some extra cash on the side; for some of them, this is their life and they’re dedicated to this completely. Some of them have boob jobs, some of them have butt jobs, and some of them are completely natural. It’s really diverse…

Coincidentally, Karinne Steffens this very same month has released a follow-up to her 2006 bestselling book Confessions of a Video Vixen. It’s called Vindicated: Confessions of a Video Vixen, Ten Years Later and was written with veteran music journalist Datwon Thomas, currently editor in chief of Respect magazine.
 
[Portfolio image via: brianfinke.com]