How did this Brooklyn man become a photographer with comedy A-listers


It is one of the biggest names in humor – but you probably never heard it.

Photographer Marcus Russell Price is touring Amy Schumer, regularly in Pete Davidson's “SNL” dressing room and includes Dave Chappelle. It is given to him, and his lens, access to list A.

“I have seen the jokes from birth until they hit the stage,” said Price with An Post.

It all started when a resident of Fort Greene – who had one photographic class in a high-comic school Hannibal Buress met in 2011, started to hit him with the others.

“I have never considered photography as a career until I liked Hannibal with my photos,” said Price, 35, who was working as a graphic designer at the time and who is now installing his work @marcusrussellprice on Instagram.

“You see old photographs of people like Richard Pryor and you like,‘ Thank you that God was there to take that picture, ”Price said. “I am that person now.” T

Here are the stories behind some of his favorite.

Aziz Ansari in Mumbai

Marcus Russell Price

During Ansari's first trip to India – his family's home country – last May, “he felt the rows were not focused on the trip,” Price said.

Both of them spent their time running on the streets of Mumbai and Delhi. “It was almost as we were on vacation together.”

They were busy exploring spices, food and textile markets in Mumbai when their friends focused on them. “He went around, for example, tú Where do you want to go to us? 'And I took the shot,' Price said.

Amy Schumer on tour

Marcus Russell Price

Schumer's 2016 global tour was the first time she had been playing locations. “There were thousands of people every night. It was a great experience, ”Price said.

After each performance, the photographer had the lights of the house to bring Schumer's spectacular shooting to his audience. But when the Long Island girl played Madison Square Garden, the crowd joined the crowd. “She went around and gave me this look,” Price said.

Pete Davidson at home

Marcus Russell Price

“Pete keeps a very tight circle,” Price said. "I don't have access to most people." .

“One of his favorite things is to relax, smoke, see films and get a tattoo,” Price said. “I think he was getting unicorns.”

He added that Davidson is getting out of the skin: “Recently, he's going over the tattoos. Covering envelopes, they are only overlapping. ”

More photos of enthusiastic friends Price

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