Biggie and the lost negatives

David McIntyre photographed The Notorious B.I.G. on the streets of Brooklyn for Interview magazine, for one of the first in-depth features on Biggie ever published. It was before Biggie was dubbed the “King of New York” by The Source in 1995, and even before the release of his first album, “Ready to Die.” But after McIntyre delivered the prints to the magazine’s art department, he lost the negatives — devastating in the pre-digital age when pictures couldn’t just be backed up. Without the negatives, none of the photographs could be printed or seen again — until now. Twenty-one years later, the negatives turned up in the most unexpected of places. According to McIntyre, "it was like unearthing a time capsule filled with rare and valuable artifacts.” Help him turn these photos into an unforgettable exhibition by clicking the link in the bio! 📷

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