I happily came across the work of Australian photographer Nabil Elderkin this afternoon. He started his career shooting surfers in Australia and soon after ventured into the music industry in the States. He has worked on documentary projects covering subjects from Kanye West (Kayne West Glow in the Dark) to the people of Africa. Nabil currently lives in downtown Los Angeles

As a photographer, I couldn’t agree with this approach more…

I honestly don’t really get too concept driven with my photo shoots with musicians. Though I have here and there when the project called for it, and will continue to explore it more and more. But unlike commercial work, where concepts are the key element to the shoot, I prefer to capture something about the person in their natural environment, where they are most comfortable, or in a moment of self, in a more documentary-type style.