Wednesday, December 29, 2010
After almost a year of waiting for the right time to shoot we finally got our schedules together to make this happen. With the help of make-up artist, Amy Chan, a great shoot was made. Jad came in with a great personality and spirit and was ready to work and that he did. Here is one of the shots from the shoot. Within hours of the posting on Facebook, my phone rang with notification after notification with somebody either liking the pic or with a comment. We did A GREAT JOB. This picture looks so much like an AD, it's crazy!!!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
This is the concept art for my newest music visual. I am still in the lab working on the animation but I finally have a look that I am happy with so I just wanted to share it with everybody. And I guess you can see the title that I am using. I might change it but for now this is what I'm running with.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I'm still putting the visuals together in my head but I'm thinking that this is going to be the main promo pic for the new music visual. Why did I pick a chalkboard? I guess for two reasons.
1. When you write something on a chalkboard, you are expected to have everyone's attention.
2. I wanted to use a phrase that was questionable. "What's going on in his life that made him write that and who is "B.G."
This new music visual won't be just one environment of graphics. I want to take the viewer to different places to paint this visual.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Here is the final piece to "i AM" a music visual.
After showing some of my friends the final piece in a personal private pre-screening, some of the responses I've received have been.....
It looks as though the blue particles are in a relationship in the beginning and here comes the yellow as a distraction to the relationship and the red is the ending of the relationship that wipes everything out.
Friend two is a diver
The blue particles looks like the air she is breathing and the yellow are fish behind her that she can't see and the red is danger that eliminates everything in it's way.
I kind of agree with the first friend. When I was making this visual, I just wanted to show my interpretation of the music I saw in my head and share it with everybody. When looking at the piece now, I do see a good relationship that becomes tainted with distraction and eventually becomes extinct. It's sad but beautiful at the same time. Don't you just love art? :D
I am a little bit late with posting this because this was the teaser photo to the music visual called "i AM" I had been working on. This is the second video I have been working on since my decision to take a break from the photography game. I really didn't like the way I was going about my business and the way I was getting off track from my soul purpose of doing this "ART THING". I just wanted to look at it from another perspective and just be ME without having to depend on models coming in late for shoots or canceling. i AM an artist until the end and I really feel that I don't deserve to be put into one category and this the truth to my reason. BELIEVE IT!!!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I was working on a christmas card design for one of my friends at work today and I loved it so much that I had to put it on my blog. Here is what it looks like. This is version two. It doesn't really have any text to it yet but I think it looks good on it's own.
Monday, November 15, 2010
This is my cousin Wendy Elion. She asked for me to do her birthday promo pics and I just had to post one of them because we are really excited about how the whole piece turned out. This is just a taste of what they will look like. For her first photoshoot, she did great!!!!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
These are the first two pieces to a major concept I have been working on. I wanted to focus more on my artistic side rather than just photography. I have already finished the final piece but these 2 out a series of 4 are just to give the viewer a little description of where I'm coming from when they see the entire piece.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
After a very intense day at work, I came home and shot Ms. Harvey. She really isn't into modeling that much but when she does, I really bring that side out. She can go from classy to Goddess sexy in a change of an outfit. She can be very reserved which is great because it's like when I shoot her, the animal comes right on out and that is so unexpected of her. I love that about art. It's all about taking the unseen and making it real. So far I am her only photographer and I personally want to keep it that way. It's almost like I have my own secret weapon I can pull out and shock the world with anytime I want. Pure GODDESS. More pics to come.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
With the help of rats the size of footballs, memphis' homeless, and a shitty smelling alley, this shoot was made possible. Also, my man Logan was in the back doing his assistant thing. With the use of a tripod, one spot light and a slow shutter speed, I think these pics turned out great. I'm really trying to get out and shoot outside more. I'm really tired of the studio shoots. There's so much more out in the world that I haven't even touched on yet. It's all about growth.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
My newest model........ Kym Derry. Great attitude and energy. A true natural beauty. All we really used for the shoot was eye liner and baby oil for her lips and the rest is history. I would like to give a personal shoot out to my die hard assistant, LOGAN. Great job, man!!!!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
A very energetic person. During the shoot, she just couldn't stay still but it worked for us. I just kept on pushing that button and got some great shoots!!!! Oh, she was on time for the shoot as well. It is really getting on my nerves that people think that your time is sooooo useless that you have all the time in the world to wait on them. I'm sorry but I had a little moment there. I'm sure every photographer will agree with me.