Emanuel Wallace | September 2015

E-vuh Nas-lin

I know you’re wondering…”what in the world does Eva Noslen mean?” Well, it’s pretty simple. Back in Cleveland, Ohio, I grew up on a street called Nelson Avenue. When I was 15 or so, I came up with the concept of having a record company, and while the record company hasn’t panned out, I kept the name that I created: Eva Noslen. Eva Noslen is Nelson Ave spelled backwards. The importance of the name is for me to never forget where I came from and to instill all the traditions and values I learned into everything that I do. Eva Noslen is a part of me and will always have an influence on the things that I choose to embark upon.  I really enjoy shooting concerts and taking other documentary style photos, but I also dabble in model and nature photography from time to time.

Emanuel Wallace is a hip-hop enthusiast and photographer who writes and contributes news stories to RapReviewsExaminer,PopMatters and is an editorial intern at RESPECT. Magazine.

In the past, he was a contributing photographer for URB.com and was selected by Complex Magazine as one of their “25 More Music Photographers You Need To Know” in 2012 and is a five-time Ohio Hip Hop Awards Photographer of the Year nominee.

He holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management and is currently completing a photography book documenting hip-hop music in Columbus, Ohio.