Historic Negatives of Unseen Biggie Smalls Photos by Photographer David McIntyre are Found

20 July 2015

Historic Negatives of Unseen Biggie Smalls Photos by Photographer David McIntyre are Found

Biggie Smalls Photographs: A new set of historic photographs of Biggie Smalls will reveal The Man Who Would Be King. Fashion photographer David McIntyre announced that long-lost photographs of The Notorious B.I.G. were found in a jacket 21 years after the photo shoot. Ecstatic with the find, McIntyre is launching a Kickstarter campaign to exhibit the photographs.

"I could easily post these pictures online, getting tens of thousands of likes on Facebook or Instagram but that would be an injustice to Biggie's considerable legacy. These pictures need to be viewed big. Very big - bigger than life! So you can see every detail, and feel Biggie's presence," McIntyre said.

David McIntyre photographed him on the streets of Brooklyn for Interview Magazine, for one of the first in-depth features on Biggie ever published.

"But after delivering prints to the magazine's art department, the negatives were lost. This was before digital when things could be backed-up, without the negatives none of these historic photographs were ever printed or seen again.

Fashion photographer David McIntyre's work has appeared in many of the world's top fashion magazines, including Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire. His portfolio of portraits includes an eclectic group of musicians including:  Björk, U2 and Biggie Smalls.