For photographers and other like minded people in the field of visual arts, your camera is the best possible friend you could have. Fellow Sage, Sage English makes it look easy with his hashtag #shotbysage and his visuals. Holding it down for New York City, Sage English stops by to talk on his recent 2015 ventures, his own way of doing things, tips and tricks when it comes to doing photography, and people to look out for this year.
Thanks for doing the interview man, so to get into it…what’s the origin story of Sage English? – No problems dawg. I guess you can say the name originated with my mom cause it’s my birth name. As far as the artistry, everything started around 6th grade in my music class. That’s when I first started messing around writing raps in my notebooks.
How has the music worked for you thus far? Were you always centered in New York City? – I kind of been in the dark trying to perfect my craft. I’m always a perfectionist when it comes to releasing content, so I guess you could say everything is still manifesting. I’ve been doing a lot of film work while I work on the music lowkey. I’m originally from Beacon, NY. It’s like a hour north of the city. I moved to the Bronx in September of 2013.
Where’d the spark for getting into film come from? Your videos and photography is definitely top notch – Appreciate that. I was always into photography throughout high school. Got accepted to school for it but didn’t end going. About 5-6 years ago I used to work with this director who did my music videos. Long story short we had a falling out and it pushed me and my boy Swiff to pick up a camera and start doing our own videos.
Are there any other photographers you’re aware of that are doing it big as of late? – My dawg @blackout.jpg is sick. Then there’s a bunch of Dudes I look up to that are well known. 13thWitness, 1st, jlroyal. I could go forever.