A Look into the Art and Sound of NiiON
Niion, through his social media presence, has crafted some unique imagery through his posts and his videos. He shows a charisma for multiple media. In the discussion below, he goes in-depth on his work and its meaning.
What do you want to provoke in the minds of listeners in your music?
I’d like to provoke the practice of understanding, awareness, vulnerability, and appreciation of the females we coexist with. With this current project, it was my journey to grasp the power I’m standing next to.
What is it like working on the music videos for your songs?
Working on music videos is usually stressful or very fun and like painting with no model. Let the brush stroke go and the colors pick themselves. I always have a big idea for my aesthetic, so I have to work with people who say yes, without the thought of why’s and how’s.
What is the significance of the color green in some of your posts?
Green is just a feeling. It’s like an energy color and expression of the glow I’d like to continue to feed and nourish. I would rather you read my color and light than my outer appearance.
What are your favorite things to take photos of?
My favorite things to take photos of are sectional cropped exposures of people and architecture. I love fashion because it’s a double expression in a photo. I also love people truly living in their moment without a pose. Lots of times people haven’t seen themselves they don’t try to project these days.
Are there any locations you would like to visit and photograph? If so, what are they?
I would say Ireland, Japan, Greece, and Phoenix, Arizona at the moment for the presence of such a unique visual description of what is all over the earth. I always wanted to shoot in LA, where I am now while preparing a gallery showing of my photography.
There are several anime characters in your posts. Have there been any anime series that you connect with and have influenced your work?
I’ve connected with “Naruto” and “Dragon Ball Z” the most, but currently an anime that just brought my mind back to anime about black culture would be “Cannon Busters” on Netflix.
Are there any albums that are in the planning stages?
The latest in the planning stages/production is “Seasonal Depression,” which is a sound score with male/female vocals. I want to create a therapy and sound retreat to help you remember the beauty of each season and the seasons of ourselves. Helping you transition to not feeling alone and more centered.