It was a bold move to say the least. Intricately packing up a few essential belongings, leaving behind friends and family, and transporting yourself to another part of the globe may seem crazy, but not when destiny is calling. Armed with only a 35mm SLR photography camera, this young Panamanian-Mexican arrived in the concrete jungles of NYC and began to lay the groundwork for photography and cinematography genius.
After shooting over 150 album covers and directing 30 music videos, this visionary is ready to take himself and his novel organization to the next echelon. Introducing Danny Hastings and his AtomicusFilms.com .
Hastings has shot and designed an unprecedented number of album covers for some of the biggest names in the biz, and worked alongside artists as diverse as P. Diddy, Marc Anthony, Jodeci, Wu-Tang, Eminem, KRS One, Jay-Z, Tribe Called Quest and Jeru tha Damaja to name a few. Utilizing his rolodex and personal expertise of cinematography (studied at NYU), the young sage began directing music videos soon after.
Bold and cutting edge, his videos mirrored the same originality and intensity found in his photographic work. Hitting heavy rotation on networks like BET, MTV and over 2 billion hits on You Tube the innovative videos like ‘Definition’ for Mos Def, Don Omar, Prince Royce, Gerardo Ortiz and WuTang solidified Hastings’ stance as a multi-faceted artist.