Brandon Adams AKA “Bee Famous” started from humble beginnings. As a young man who just enjoyed taking photos, he never would have imagined the trajectory his life was due to take him on. People always told young Brandon that he had skill with a camera, and an Eye for detail. As his clientele as a photographer grew, so too did his reputation. He began photographing a series of models up and down the east coast, and those models blew up. One of these noteworthy Instagram models, known as InasX, now has a whopping 3 million photos on Instagram. The humble Bee Famous however is quick to point out that he was not the sole reason for her success but was happy to be a part of the Journey.
That’s what makes Bee Famous a rarity in the entertainment business. He thrives on being a sort of “kingmaker” within the industry. His art comes in the form of making other people’s art shine, and he embraces that mentality. As is the case with all good-hearted artists, Bee famous rode his positive momentum into some life changing opportunities.
On one of his trips down the east coast, Bee Famous found himself in Miami Florida. A shoot turned into new friends, and new friends turned into a night out. Bee hosted a models trip in Miami, where he was introduced to a man named Bobby Lytes. Bobby lights as some may know, is an original cast member of “Love and Hip-Hop: Miami” on VH1. Bobby and Bee hit it off almost immediately with Bobby hiring Bee as his own personal photographer. The pair have stayed connected ever since, with Bee Famous following Bobby over to the Zeus network for the show “Bobby, I love you, Purr” one of the country’s first all gay dating shows, a benchmark for the LGBQT+ community.
As interesting as the Bobby Lytes angle was on Bee’s career, he points to another significant moment in his history as one of his most memorable life events. That event was inadvertently becoming a purveyor of Marijuana for R&B singer Chris Brown. “I just got a random call, because I’m a plug for a lot of different people who are looking for specific types of professionals,” Bee explains. Those people needed a makeup artist for a set. That’s all the information he had. Being the kind of person he is, Bee immediately found a quality make-up artist and brought them to the set. It was there he realized that the set was for a Chris Brown music video.
Bee moved carefully around the set, never wanting to upset the creative balance, but it was clear the first day had descended into organized chaos. On one of his walks around set he noticed that one of Chris Brown’s security guards was wearing a sweatshirt that advertised “cookies,” a specific brand of Marijuana that Bee was familiar with. A conversation about that became a interesting request from Chris Brown himself; Find him a substantial amount of the weed, and he would grant Bee a meet and greet. As he always does, Bee Famous found a way to deliver, and not only did he get the meet and
greet, but Chris Brown, an artist known for refusing to let people take or post photos with him, snapped a viral selfie with Bee famous.
“It was an amazing, humbling experience and I am so grateful for this I’ve lived,” said Bee. If history is any indication however, this will be far from the last cool story Bee Famous has to tell as he continues to ascend in the industry.