By now you should all know Seattle-raised, Los Angeles-residing filmmaker Jon Augustavo and his penchant for shooting entrancingly crisp music videos. Broadening his aims, Jon Jon set out to do more, looking for stories beyond the music in a series he's calling "Good Times." The first installation saw him take to the Chicago 'L' with Windy City-based MC Dave Coresh, but for round two he brought the series home and kicked back with The Physics' Thig Nat.
Aside from being a talented rapper, Thig also happens to be one of the city's better photographers; for proof, you can scope his portfolio as well as his style-focused photoblog The Physics of Art and a prolific Tumblr. Many of of the short's early scenes were captured during January's First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square, when Thig and Blue Scholars' Geo did a joint photo display at the OK Hotel, and the latter in The Physics' studio in the same building. And hearing him compare the elements of a song and those of a photo, it's easy to see how his two art forms don't exist far apart. "Hold up, let me get you in focus . . . hold up, hold up, hold up . . . gotcha."