Friday, March 27, 2009

I AM MUSIC TOUR starring Lil Wayne

I know I'm almost a week late on the subject but i have a very busy schedule so you'll have to excuse me. 

My personal view on the concert was that I was surprisingly entertained. Due to the fact that I have a twin brother that works at Universal Motown, he kind of gave me a heads up on what to expect. I do feel that T-Pain could have been given a bigger set to work on. He has just about as many hits as Lil Wayne so it wouldn't have hurt. 

I missed the first two acts which were Gym Class Heros and Keri Hilson but Keri came back on stage during Wayne's set so I got to see a piece of her in action. She was still sexy as she is on TV. Overall, Lil Wayne still kept up to his superstar status and gave a great show. I have never seen a Cash Money concert before so I really don't know how much he has grown as an artist but I can say that it was a VERY well plained out show with plenty of highs and lows of excitement.

If the show ever comes to your hood, check it out!!!
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

luSt lovE seX




Here is another one of my women/beauty pieces. I hope that when women look at these series, that they aren't being offended but just reminded how beautiful the female body is and how man really accepts and appreciates this gift that GOD has given us. 

When I shot this, I was really pushing for shock value but yet keep it clean and classy. And also try to incorporate some type of theme and meaning instead of just putting up some crotch shots. Looking at this reminds me of the "See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil" series everyone has seen. Well, just for the record, that's NOT where this came from. I think sometimes people get these three words mixed up into them all meaning or leading up to the same thing.

LUST: to me, is just a want type of feeling. There really isn't a major feeling for that person other than the physical.

LOVE: to me, is everlasting. It is beyond the physical. It is admiring the personality, characteristics, and appreciation that this person mirrors for you.

SEX: to me, quick. It is a thing for the moment. It doesn't last past the urge of the moment which in-turn becomes nothing but a satisfaction for the flesh.

In conclusion. All three of these words are faceless. You can share either one of these with anybody and make each one of these mean just what you want them to mean.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

NINA



This is my homegirl Nina (rename: Niela). This was the photoshoot that I met Audria Arnold. Audria came and just opened my mind up to a totally new way of shooting. We shoot with her brand new strobe lights. It took me a minute to get used to them but as you can see, the shoot turned out HOT!!!

Just as always, Nina brings her own ideas and vibe to the table. I rarely have to give her any direction which makes my job a whole lot easier.

MY WORK

At the present moment, this is my hottest series. With only 2 and half months after being posted and really no promotional push, this picture has managed to get close to 900 views and 32 comments on my modelmayhem page. I'm quite proud of myself. 

Oh, the model's name is, Lillie. I've known her for just about six years now. Damn, we getting up there. She is a great girl! 

My whole aspect of this photography thing is to showcase my vision of what I think beauty and strength is. If I offend anybody, I'm sorry, you just need to have an open mind and grow up and realize that just about everything you will experience in this world is for your growth in being a better human being. You taking offense is only hurts you, not me.

New to the game

Man, I finally have a blog page. I just want to start off by saying that I feel so far behind because some of my closest friends already had blog pages years ago. Everybody was like, "Arick, when are you gonna get a website?" "Arick, when are you gonna get a blog?" Well, the time has arrived. 

The things that you can expect from my blog are more pictures that you didn't get to see on myspace page www.myspace.com/arickleonardian and from my modelmayhem page http://www.modelmayhem.com/arickphotographer