I AM BECOMING
is the photojournalistic journey of Propaganda’s poetry through the lens of Oakland-raised Kristopher Squints.
Most of Prop’s poetry has only existed in the sphere of musical performance until this point.
This book is an expression of their shared passion for literature, visual arts, and cultural reformation.
Propaganda Artist / Poet / Speaker
From the same soil that grew Jim Morrison, Tony Hawk, NWA, Snoop, & Kendrick Lamar grows another LA native, Propaganda. What do you say about Propaganda? He's a poet, political activist, husband, father, academic, & emcee. With LA flowing through his veins & armed with a bold message, Propaganda has assembled a body of work that challenges his listeners with every verse & reaches across the spectrum of pop culture. From aggressive battle raps to smooth introspective rhythms, Propaganda's music will cause you to nod your head, but more importantly, it will stretch your mind & heart.
Coming from the Bay Area, I was exposed to so many different cultures. My upbringing has shaped the way that I view things as an artist. My father was an incredible artist, but worked in tech. My mom was very creative. From them, I learned to appreciate art. My parents taught me to paint and sketch, but my true love was photography and cinematography. I became interested at the age of 8. Although I have an extensive commercial background, my passion and expertise is in documentary work. I've always drawn my inspiration from people. My ability to connect with people has allowed me the opportunity to document people from all walks of life in a way that portrays their beauty and inner essence. My goal is to inspire people to look beyond their flaws and encourage them to dream, be free and pursue their God-given purpose. My photography has been influenced by Gordon Parks, Ansel Adams, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, and Jonathan Mannion.