Kadeem Cobham, best known for his work under the pseudonym "Arrogant Watcher," is an award-winning contemporary photographer and visual artist currently based out of Central Florida. With a focus on portrait, lifestyle, music and street photography, Watcher's passion for expertly capturing moments has grown exponentially and organically documenting "streets, rhymes and life", ever since he first began looking at photography through a different lens in 2013.
While pursuing his craft as full-time creative, exploring forgotten corners of various cities and establishing his signature visual aesthetic along the way, he has happily taken advantage of every opportunity to travel beyond the Space Coast's borders, with his work behind the camera bringing him to Cuba, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Chicago, as well as leading him to work with renowned companies such as Porsche, Bacardi, iHeart Media and NIKE. Watcher is establishing himself as one of the leading contemporary music photographers, illustrating the artistry of high profile musicians through his photography by capturing acts such as Goldlink, Swizz Beats, Kendrick Lamar, Joyner Lucas, Solange, Cardi B, Dave East and more.
With personal and professional accolades ranging from winning "Best in Show" in the 2017 Best of Downtown Orlando Photography Contest to having his work shown in local art galleries and in Orlando's City Hall alike, Watcher is determined to both tell stories and live up to his own mantra, "Do It For The Heart, Not For The Hype." With his moniker inspired by his boisterous outlook on the world, his photography reflects that same vibrancy and authenticity, no matter how complex or simple an image may be. Take a look around and see for yourself. Either way, he'll be watching...
[words by kc orcutt]