Big Gen The Breadstacker [iBreadstack] by B MASON

I had the honor of shooting my hommie and rapper Big Gen The Breadstacker. He call me up and said he wanted some super dope artwork for his new campaign. 

Sidenote: that chain heavy and shinny as hell I had to take some light off it because it was shinning so hard. I name this photo session iBreadstack because that's what Gen symbolizes in his music. He has always been an aggressive business man thinking about the bottom line. Everything with Big Gen is a negotiation and he doesn't take no for an answer, sounds like a boss to me. Not to mention this will be the title of his next album. I found an old beat up storage house and we decided that's where the photos session would take place. The sun was out but it was super cold I had on two jackets. All in all it was a great shoot and the photos came out amazing.


Production Camera: The Mamiya C220 [Twin-lens reflex camera] It was introduced in the 1970s for the professional and advanced amateur photography markets.

Test Camera: Canon 7D

Lens: Mamiya Sekor f2.8 80mm

Light meter Sekonic Flash Master L-358

Lighting: Profoto Beauty Dish 20.5 inch, Acute2R 1200 Value Kit, & Arri 650

Film: Kodak T-Max 400 Film one of the sharpest and finest grain Black and White Film around.

Film Scanner: Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner

Scan Resolution: 6400 DPI

Editing: Adobe Photoshop CC & Lightroom

Output Resolution: 6k

File Size 29MB

Print Size 20x20 & 10x10



Brandon Mason

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama Brandon Mason aka B Mason studied Broadcasting & Communication Management at the University of Alabama at Birmingham before working at a CW (CBS Corporation & Time Warner) affiliate as a creative service and promotions producer. His passion for story telling led him to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he received his Masters of Fine Art Degree in Directing Motion Picture.