I am so feeling this song right now. I woke up this morning at 6am with only 3 hours of sleep under my belt. I turn the channel to MTV and when I saw this video, it was like dude was speaking for me, word for word. Ain't it funny when you go through things in life and it is like when you hear certain songs, you really relate to them so well? Love is Pain and Pain is Love. Why?
Monday, November 23, 2009
Finally, I am getting some guys in my port. This is one very professional 17 year old. For a while now I haven't shot anybody under the age of 18, let alone a teenager period. This guy came in and was ready to work. With the support of his 15 year old sister behind me, these are some of the shots from the shoot.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
My homegirl Graciela. She is a very respectable young lady. She is very open to all my ideas and understands my vision of sexy but yet being classy at the same time. I love working with her. We had fun today and got a lot of great pics out of it too. Here are some.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
This is a concept I came up with in my head as I was listening to the beat. I just saw sound and I just wanted to show everybody what was in my head when I heard this. I'm kinda proud of it because it is 99.9% exactly what I wanted. Also the lyrics are exactly what I'm about right now. Let's keep it moving my fellow artist. You have to be well rounded in this game to stay fresh. I'm trying to do my part by pushing the envelope. The ball is in your court now.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I met Dani during the Bella Honey's video shoot and we had a blast. I really liked our first impression. She was ON TIME and very cooperative with following my directions and concepts. Beautiful girl, personality, and model. I love her hustler spirit. She is in the talks of shooting with my homegirl Audria so watch out for that. Here are just SOME of the pics from our shoot this past Tuesday. I just love this series. She took so many great pictures of dang near the same pose I had to post them all.
Monday, November 9, 2009
This morning as I was working in the GAP, I started looking around and tried to figure out a new cool project to work on after I got off from work. All throughout the store are new holiday mannequins with all of these cool accessories and clothes. A light just went off in my head and said, why not shoot your own mannequin set up. I asked my manager if I could take them home for a few hours. She said, yes and this is just two of the many cool shots I got in that short amount of time. I just really want for my work to span all across the board and using as many resources as I can is the best way I feel I can do that. "If you have an eye for it, you can make anything look beautiful."- Arick
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
I just had to post these ASAP. I am really proud of these. I am really pushing for a more sexy yet artistic direction. The "T" and "A" shots are out the door for me right now. I think you can still have "shock value" with putting somebody's assets in front of the camera.