PHOTOGRAPHY

“KARA WALKER AND ALL THAT SUGAR”

THIS VISUAL GALLERY COMES COURTESY OF ME TAKING AN AMBITIOUS ACT ON A HOT ASS DAY TO GO AND SEE THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED LARGE SCALE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION THAT KARA WALKER WAS HAVING AT THE ABANDONED DOMINOS SUGAR FACTORY RIGHT HERE IN BROOKLYN NEW YORK. THANKFULLY I WENT ON THE VERY FIRST DAY IT OPENED NOT KNOWING WHAT TO EXPECT AND I HAVE TO SAY I WAS ASTONISHED. THE TIME AND EFFORT IT MUST HAVE TAKED TO COMPLETE SUCH A TASK IS TOO LARGE TO THINK, BUR I WILL SAY THIS I HAD AN EMOTIONAL BOND WITH THE SCULPTURES AND STARTED THINKING OF THE HORRIFIC AND PAINFUL STORIES THAT WENT ALONG WITH THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A BLACK SUGAR WORKER. NEVERTHELESS I WAS INSPIRED BECAUSE TRACING THE ROOTS OF SUGAR IN AMERICA AND ITS INDUSTRILUZATION ONTO THE AMERICAN POPULATION HAS LED ME TO MY OWN ANCESTRY AND ALL THE WORK AND DUES THEY PAID TO KEEP THINGS A LITTLE SWEETER IN A COMPLETELY NOT SWEET SITUATION. BELOW YOU WILL FIND MY VISUAL FINDINGS OF THE EXHIBITION FROM THE SUMMER ALL SHOT WIHT A CANON REBEL EOS 2OOO 35MM FILM CAMERA. HOPE YOU ENJOY AND LEAVE FEEDBACK.

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“ON THE HIGHLINE”

THIS NEW VISUAL COLLABORATION COMES WITH GREAT JOY AND IN MY OPINION OF TERRYS MODELING, GREAT SKILL. WE SHOT THIS PHOTO SHOOT RIGHT HERE IN NEW YORK CITY AT THE HIGH LINE AROUND THE CHELSEA AREA. TERRY HAS A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT LOOKS IN THIS PHOTO SHOOT AND I THINK HER CHOICE OF CLOTHING WAS PRECISE WITH THE TIMES AND THE WEATHER. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK I’M SURE ME AND HER WILL BE COLLABORATING AGAIN SOON. PHOTOS WERE SHOT WITH A CANON T3I.

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“NATURE”

THIS SERIES COMES FROM A VERY CHILL AND BEAUTIFUL DAY AT CENTRAL PARK. COLLABORATOR AND MUSE FOR THE DAY IS THE LOVELY KYRIA (@LADYKY15). SHE SEEMED TO BE ADVENTUROUS AND CONFIDENT IN HER OWN SKIN. I MENTIONED HOW RADIANT AND VIBRANT HER SKIN LOOKED AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF THE WATERFALL. COMFORTABLE, BOLD STYLISH AND SELF LOVING IS WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A WOMAN IN THIS DAY IN AGE AND I FEEL THESE VISUALS ARE A GOOD REPRESENTATION OF THAT. THE SCENERY WAS FITTING. NATURE.IMG_6287  IMG_6290
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“SHADES OF”

SHADES OF IS AN UNPLANNED COLLABORATION BETWEEN ME AND A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE CALVIN. LAST NIGHT I HAD TO COVER AN ART EXHIBITION FOR MUSEE MAGAZINE AT THE SAFARI GALLERY ON WEST BROADWAY IN SOHO WEHN I ASKED MY BOY TO ROLL. HE GREATLY OBLIGED AND THE NIGHT HAD BEGUN. AFTER WE HAD OUR FILL OF THE EVENT WE DECIDED TO TAKE A WALK AWAY FROM SOHO JUST TO GET AWAY FROM SOME OF THE YUPPIE STENCH THAT FLOATS THROUGH THE AIR WHEN YOU ARE AROUND THERE. SMOOTHLY ENOUGH WE ENDED UP IN CHINATOWN WHICH IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO SCORE SOME GRUB SEE TRIPPY SHIT AT NIGHT THAT CAN BE EITHER VISUALLY ALLURING OR A BIT DISTURBING. IN ANY EVENT I FELT AT HOME WITH ALL THE DARK ALLEYS AND BROKEN STREET LIGHTS. WE DECIDED TO POST UP ON A BLOCK THAT WAS JUST BASICALLY A DESERTED ALLEY. I FORGET THE STREET BUT THERE IS WHERE I JUST RANDOMLY DECIDED TO PLAY WITH SOME BLACK AND WHITE VISUALS OF MY BOY. IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT THE VISUALS DISPLAYED THAT GRIT AND SENSE OF TOTAL REALISM THAT THESE CHINATOWN STREETS POSESS. IT WAS DARK AND GRIMY AND A BIT SUS SO CHECK IT OUT AND STAY TUNED FOR MY NEXT PROJECT.

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“ENY STATE OF MIND”

THIS IS A BLACK AND WHITE SERIES OF STILL VISUALS FROM MY NEIGHBORHOOD ENY. IN THESE VISUALS IM NOT HIDING ANYTHING OR MANIPULATING ANYTHING ITS JUST PURE AND RAW URBAN CULTURE. NO GLITS AND GLAM OR GREAT POPFUL COLORS. JUST THE REAL.

 

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"UP"

“UP”

"SKIES THE LIMIT

“SKIES THE LIMIT

"ENTER

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"AND I LOVE IT"

“AND I LOVE IT”

"OPPOSITE STRUGGLES"

“OPPOSITE STRUGGLES”

"SAFE"

“SAFE”

“VIBRANT THANG”

Newest project stems from my last and really is a re interpretation of it with immense color and vibrance. This is a collaboration between me and another great soul Jezra who is a woman’s advocate for positivity and self love. Along with that Jezra is also is a versatile plus size model. I want viewers to pay attention to how Jezra and the art murals become almost one in the sense if color and vividness, they have high similarities between them and give off an immediate vibe. Hope you dig it and check out Jezras page at jezram.com and her ig jezra_m.

 

 

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“INTRO TO JEZRA 101”

 Hello good world I am proud to say that this collaboration is something I’ve been looking forward to for a while. The lovely subject of these particular visuals goes to the credit of Jezra. Jezra is an advocate for full figured women across the board and is also a plus size model. She dabbles in the many fields that the plus size community has created out of positivity and love. From hair to fashion, from fashion to body acceptance, from body acceptance to confidence and from confidence comes influence. It’s a domino affect and all of these things are interconnected. Jezra is not just a plus size model but someone who wants to be representation for beautiful colorful women across the world. This project is going to be one of many coming from me and Jezra in the future. This particular project I’m calling “Intro To Jezra 101” and it entails my first experience with shooting with her. I must admit it was smooth and painless. She is someone who works hard at what she loves and knows how to manipulate expressionz to get the right vibe for the visual, I truly dig that. On top of that she is someone who is not only comfortable with her body but wants other women to feel comfortable about theirs. If you want to check out her visuals and her journey visit her site jezram.com and her ig @jezra_m.
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"INSPIRE"

“INSPIRE”

"QUEENS"

“QUEENS”

"SPIRIT OF MAYA"

“SPIRIT OF MAYA”