PHOTOGRAPHY

“TROPIC THUNDER”

THIS SERIES IS FROM A RECENT COLLABORATION I GOT DONE WITH A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE SAMMY. SHE WAS NICE ENOUGH TO LET ME USE HER AND HER BODY TO FURTHER EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF THE FEMALE FORM AND THE PERPLEXES THAT CONSISTS WITHIN SOCIETIES VIEWS OF THEM. ALSO I WAS ABLE TO EXPLORE FURTHER HOW ONES AURA AND FASHION SENSE CAN BRING US TO AREAS WHERE WE FEEL COMFORTABLE SAFE AND IF DONE RIGHT MOST OF ALL HAPPY. TAKE SAMMY FOR INSTANCE. WITHOUT TELLING HER WHAT PATTERNS TO WEAR OR WHAT COLORS SHE WAS ABLE TO MAKE A CONSCIENCE DECISION ON THE TYPE OF VIBE SHE WANTED TO GIVE OFF WHICH YOU CAN TELL BY HER WARDROBE WAS MORE ON THE TROPICAL SIDE. WITH THAT BEING SAID IF YOU CHECK OUT THE VISUALS YOU CAN SEE THE COMPARISON OF VIBES BETWEEN HER BODY HER CLOTHES AND THE ENVIRONMENT WHICH SHE IS BEING SHOT IN. ALL ELUDING TO WHAT I SAID EARLIER ABOUT STYLE AND COMFORTABILITY. WOMEN OF COLOR ARE ALWAYS LED IN THE DIRECTION OF THE HIGHER BEAUTIFIED CALLING OF LIGHT PIGMENTATION. ANOTHER REALM I WANT TO TOUCH ON IS SOCIETIES VIEWS ON WHAT IS OR WHATS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR A WOMAN, WHAT SHE SHOULD WEAR, HOW IT SHOULD BE WORN AND WEAR AND WHEN IT IS ACCEPTABLE. MY OPINION IS WE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO LIVE AND BREATHE AS WE WISH AS LONG AS WE DONT HARM ONE ANOTHER. SO STAY TUNED AND FOLLOW ME ON MY JOURNEY . I WILL BE COLLABORATING WITH MORE SOULS IN THE FUTURE.

"PINK LIPS"

“PINK LIPS”

"NO TANNING NECESSARY"

“NO TANNING NECESSARY”

"TROPIC THUNDER

“TROPIC THUNDER

"HAPPY PLACE"

“HAPPY PLACE”

"NATURAL HABITAT"

“NATURAL HABITAT”

"1950s"

“1950s”

"THE BLACK FEMALE BODY STAND STRONG BEFORE YOU"

“THE BLACK FEMALE BODY STAND STRONG BEFORE YOU”

 

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“AROUND MYTRLE”

THIS SERIES IS REALLY AN EXPERIMENTATION OF MY NEW FLASH AND TESTING IT OUT ON A LIVE SUBJECT UNDER LOW LITE CONDITIONS. IT WAS SHOT AROUND MYRTLE AVE IN BROOKLYN OFF THE J LINE. KIARA MY COLLABORATOR FOR THE VISUALS (IG @LOVELY_KIARA) WAS LOVELY ENOUGH TO BE MY MUSE FOR THE NIGHT. I WANTED THE IMAGES TO HAVE A HIGH AMOUNT OF FLASH TO GIVE OFF A NICE WHITE GLARE. WEIRD BUT I DONT CONSIDER MYSELF A PHOTOGRAPHER I AM JUST AN ARTIST WHO LIKES TO CAPTURE VISUALS AND ONE OF THE WAYS THAT I DO IT IS BY USING MY CAMERA. THE DISCIPLINE AND THE PATIENCE THAT IT TAKES TO BECOME ONE OF THOSE REALLY OVER THE TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH 5000 DOLLAR LENSES I JUST DONT HAVE, THE VISUALS I SEE ARE MORE IMMEDIATE AND ARE ALWAYS FLEETING I MUST MOVE FAST AND LEAVE ALL THE PLANNING AND THINKING TO THE WAIST SIDE SOMETIMES AND JUST FOCUS ON THE SPONTANEITY OF THE MOMENT. BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE VISUALS FROM LAST NIGHT. ENJOY!

 

 

"PEEP THE SCENE"

“PEEP THE SCENE”

"BLOWN"

“BLOWN”

"CURLY"

“CURLY”

"1 LICK"

“1 LICK”

"CRAVINGS"

“CRAVINGS”

 

“Rooftop Vibez Brought To You By Powrplnt”

THESE ARE THE VISUALS I CAPTURED COVERING POWRPLNTS ROOFTOP AFTER PARTY LAST NIGHT. THE FESTIVITIES BEGAN ON THE ROOF AFTER AN EARLIER SILENT ART AUCTION AT THE MYRTLE LOCATION. TO PUT IT MILDLY THE PARTY WAS PRETTY DOPE, THEY HAD SOME CAT SPITTING SOME CRAZY SHIT ON THE MIKE. ALL I REMEMBER IS SITTING IN THE THE APARTMENT GETTING A DRINK WHEN I HEARD A POWERFUL VOICE BLARING THROUGH THE SPEAKERS. I WALKED OUT AND SAW A TALL YOUNG CAT WITH A BUCKET HAT AND A CLEVELAND INDIANS JACKET THAT WENT BY THE NAME OF “MIKE”.¬†NEEDLESS TO SAY HE HAD HIS FLOW PRETTY DOWN PACKED. I WAS IMPRESSED BUT THEN AGAIN I WASNT. THERE IS ALOT OF YOUNG CATS OUT THERE WITH A BUNCH OF TALENT THAT JUST NEED MORE CHANNELS TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES, HE WAS IN THE RIGHT PLACE, LIKE MINDED AND CREATIVE INDIVIDUALS THAT WANTED TO HAVE A GREAT TIME AND TO ADD TO THE CAUSE WHICH IS TO INEVITABLY GET POWRPLNT A PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. BEHIND THE TABLES THERE WAS DEV HYNES SPINNING MIXES FROM MICHAEL JACKSON’S NEW ALBUM. THERE IS A FUNNY THING TO SAY OUT LOUD AS A 27 YEAR OLD “HE WAS PLAYING MICHAEL JACKSON’S NEW ALBUM” THE TUNES FROM THE ALBUM MADE SHIT EVEN MORE GROOVY IT FELT GOOD TO HEAR THE KINGS VOICE AGAIN ON FRESH NEW GESTURES. ALL IN ALL A SMOOVE NIGHT. I WAS SUPPOSED TO KEEP THIS ALBUM TO ABOUT 10 VISUALS BUT I REALLY DIGGED ALOT OF THEM AND DECIDED TO SHOW WHAT VISUALS I CAPTURED. CHECK OUT THE MOVEMENT AND SHOW SOME SUPPORT AT POWRPLNT.ORG

 

 

 

 

"DANCE"

“DANCE”

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“MIKE RIPPIN SHIT”

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“JAMES BLONDE”

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“WALKED IN THIS BITCH LIKE N&^%A WE MADE IT”

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“FUCKING MJ TUNEZ”

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“LIMEARITA”

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“SUBTLE GREYS”

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“IN HERE”

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“MOMENTS”

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“RICK FLARE”

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“MACKIN”

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“THE NATIVES”

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“SUNKIST”

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“HYNES:

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“OUR EYES MET”

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“FUCK UP THE WORLD”

 

 

“BK VIBEZ”

BK VIBEZ IS A COLLABORATION I DID WITH A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE CALVIN (ig @cappycom) JUST SIMPLY CATCHING SOME OF THE CULTURE AND ART IN THE STREETS OF BROOKLYN AS WELL AS HIS INDIVIDUAL STYLE. I ALWAYS DIGGED NYC SUMMERS BECAUSE THEY GET HOT AND FOR SOME REASON FORCE YOU TO EXPLORE. BROOKLYN MORE SPECIFICALLY I BELIVE IS LIKE THE MECCA OF NYC NOW. IT HAS SO MUCH GOING ON AS FAR AS CULTURE AND COMMUNITY AND EVEN THOUGH YOU GET SOME DETRACTORS THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE IS POSITIVE AND CHILL. THERE IS SO MUCH TO SEE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GET OUT THERE. MORE COLLABORATIONS WILL BE COMING IN THE NEAR FUTURE COMMENT AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

 

"A SPIKE LEE JOINT"

“A SPIKE LEE JOINT”

"STILL DREAMING"

“STILL DREAMING”

"BK NIGHTS"

“BK NIGHTS”

"JACKSON POLLOCK"

“JACKSON POLLOCK”

"MAKE YOU SMILE"

“MAKE YOU SMILE”

"TANK"

“TANK”

"HANDS OFF"

“HANDS OFF”

"SUMMER MAN"

“SUMMER MAN”

 

“POWRPLNT FUNDRAGER”

LAST WEEKEND I HAD THE PLEASURE OF FURTHER EXPLORING THE DEPTHS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE CULTURE THAT MY INTERNSHIP AT POWRPLNT HAD TO OFFER. LAST SATURDAY THE WEATHER WAS OH SO BREEZY. NOW HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE A BREEZY ASS DAY RIGHT AFTER HAVING ONE THAT WAS SO HOT IT MADE YOU SWEAT YOUR SKIN OFF ? SILLY THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE THROW A ROOFTOP FUNDRAGER TO SUPPORT A DOPE ART LAB AND INVITE A BUNVH OF BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (BOTH INSIDE AND OUT). THE VIBES WERE SET. WELL I HAVE TO SAY IT WAS A NICE SET UP, WE HAD A GRILL GOING WITH ALL TYPES OF GRUB CHARRING AND AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF PUNCH AND BEER, THE MUSIC WAS PROVIDED BY LOCAL DOPE ARTISTS DEANNA VIVA GARCIA LIVE AND A COUPLE OF DJS WHO PRETTY MUCH KNEW WHAT TO PLAY AND WHEN. I WAS PARTICULAR BLOWN AWAY BY MS GARCIA, HER MUSIC WAS PRETTY MELODIC AND HAD ME IN A NICE HAZY TRANCE. I MEAN THERE WAS JUST SO MUCH TO ENJOY, FROM THE TAROT READINGS BEING DONE ON THE FLOOR BY DOORWAYS LE SPHINX TO THE TATS BEING DONE BY STEPHANIE COVELL A HOT GIRL WHO DOESNT REALLY HAVE TO DO MUCH EXCEPT FOR BE HOT AND STUFF. THERE WAS NO EGO. NOTHING TO PROVE JUST POSITIVE VIBES BROUGHT TO YOU BY ANGELINA AND THE DOPE MINDS AT POWRPLNT, BELOW IS A GALLERY OF SOME OF THE VISUAlLS FROM THE EVENT. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT WHATS GOING ON AT POWRPLNT.ORG

Hey Ladies

Hey Ladies

Pink Bill

Pink Bill

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Cobra My G

Cobra My G

Tats My G

Tats My G

Girls Who Look Look Awesome Smoking

Girls Who Look Look Awesome Smoking

Hanny Garcia

Hanny Garcia

Oh Hanny

Oh Hanny

That Girl

That Girl

I Can See It IN Your Eyes

I Can See It IN Your Eyes

Creep

Creep

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Girl Drinking Beer

Girl Drinking Beer

Stephanie Covell

Stephanie Covell

Funky

Funky

Print

Print

Ballet

Ballet

Mysterious

Mysterious

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Ms Garcia

Ms Garcia

Hip

Hip

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Appeal

Appeal

Playboy

Playboy

Hot N Fun

Hot N Fun

Emily

Emily

Emily and Food

Emily and Food

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Good Mode

Good Mode

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Legs

Legs

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Angelina Dreem

Angelina Dreem

Doorways Le Sphinx

Doorways Le Sphinx

Blonde

Blonde

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Fit

Fit

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Funny

Funny

 

“HARASSMENT FOR COLORDS ONLY”

THIS  PROJECT I DID RIGHT IN THE COMFORT OF HOME, I WAS LAYING DOWN IN MY BED NICE AND CLMFY THINK ABOUT TODAYS OBSTACLES WHN I HEARD A WOMAN YELLING AT SOMEONE PRETTY LOUDLY OUTSIDE MY WINDOW. SO I DO WHAT ANY OTHER NOSEY NEIGHBOR DOES IN BROOKLYN AND LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW TO SEE WHAT WAS THE FUSS. LOW AND BEHOLD MY FAVORITE GROUP OF ASSHOLES. RHE NYPD WAS OUTSIDE HARASSING A MAN COMPLETELY FOR NO REASON ON HIS WAY TO WORK, I LIVE BY ALOT OF SHELTERS SO IT IS COMMON FOR COPS TO HARASS PEOPLE OVER HERE ASSUMING THEY ARE SCUM BECAUSE OF THEIR SITUATIONS. SO THERE I OBSERVED THE GROUP OF COPS BEING LED BY THE WOMAN YOU SEE BELOW LITERALLY SHOVING, ENTICING AND TRYING TO BULKY THE MAN, THEY UNLAWFULLY SERACHED HIM AND HAD HIM CUFFED FOR AN HOUR ONLY TO LET HIM GO AND TELL HIM TO BE ON HIS WAY. ITS INTERESTING BEING A BLACK MAN. NO MATTER HOW MUCH TIME GOES BY 2 THINGS SEEM TO NEVER CHANGE WHERE IM FROM. ONE BEING POLICE OFFICERS WILL ALWAYS TREAT AFRICAN AMERICANS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR TERRIBLY AND MAINLY HOSTILE. I NOTICED FROM MY OBSERVATION THAT THE GENTLEMAN WHO WAS BEING HARASSED KEPT LAUGHING AND THE MORE HE LAUGHED THE MORE THE COPS BECAME MORE ENRAGED, AFTER THEY CHECKED HIS ID AND SAW HE WORKED FOR THE CITY THEY RETRACTED, BEFORE THEY THOUGHT HE WAS SOME DOPE DEALING CRACK SMOKING HUSTLER WITH A STORY FOR THEM BUT THEN THEY REALIZED HES JUST A BLACK MAN TRYING TO AVOID ASSHOLES LIKE THEM

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“THE TWILIGHT ZONE”

THIS IS A SERIES I SHOT LAST NIGHT DURING A MISTY HAZY NIGHT ON THE WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE. THE SETTING AND MOOD WAS FITTING FOR ME. DARK AND QUIET WITH THE CITY HUSTLING AND BUSTLING UNDER MY EAR DRUMS. I PUT MY JAZZ RECORDS ON AND MELLOWED OUT WHILE I LET THE CITY SPEAK TO ME AND MY CANON. I DIG HOW THE BRIDGE IS A MOVIE IN ITSELF, DIFFERENT POINTS OF THE BRIDGE YOU ARE CONFRONTED WITH MANY DIFFERENT VISUALS AND LIGHT CHANGES AS YOU WALK ALONG, SORT OF LIKE HOW A MOVIE PLOT HAS TWISTS AND TURNS THE CHARACTERS HAVE TO ADAPT TO IN ORDER TO GET THROUGH THE STORY. I LOOK AT WALKING THE BRIDGE THE SAME WAY

TAKE THE COLTRANE

TAKE THE COLTRANE

HARRY LIME

THE THIRD MAN

GOLDFINGER CRASH

GOLDFINGER CRASH

 

ADMIRED

ADMIRED

I SAID BROOKLYN HOLMES

I SAID BROOKLYN HOLMES

OPPOSITES ATTRACT

OPPOSITES ATTRACT

NOT A CONDO DEAR THATS A PROJECT

NOT A CONDO DEAR THATS A PROJECT

SO

SO

NEW YAWK

NEW YAWK

APPROACH

APPROACH

WOOSH

WOOSH