Photographer Peter Beste chronicled the everyday life of the Houston hip-hop community for over 9 years. Peter’s photographs profile noted artists including Bun B of UGK, Willie D of the Geto Boys, K-Rino, Street Military, and Lil’ Troy, as well as community leaders, rappers, producers, businessmen, and family members. His work culminated in the Sinecure Books publication, Houston Rap, which was a collaboration with Johan Kugelberg, Lance Scott Walker, and Bun B.
From November 7th to November 22nd, 2013, Peter’s photographs were on view at Boo-Hooray, alongside ephemera and publications.
Houston Rap takes you from the projects to the studio to the strip club and back, providing insights into the culture of arguably the most powerful and unique hip-hop scene in the world today.
Peter Beste has published two photography books to date: Houston Rap (Sinecure Books, 2013) and True Norwegian Black Metal (Vice Books, 2008). Peter has exhibited his photography internationally, including in the US, UK, Norway, and Japan. He has also been featured in publications such as Dazed & Confused, Vice, Vibe, Visionaire, andHouston Chronicle.
Houston Rap is available for purchase direct from Sinecure Books in two exclusive editions: a slipcased edition and a deluxe bundle. The deluxe bundle features a 2LP limited vinyl edition of DJ Screw’s All Screwed Up. These exclusive editions are not available in stores.