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 RapReviewsPopMatters and Cleveland Scene Magazine. He also is the staff photographer at Scene and a contributing photographer at the Call & Post newspaper.

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

He holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management and has published a photography book documenting hip hop music in Columbus, Ohio (Talent in the City, 2016). Find him on Twitter at @MannyWallace.