Friday, March 7, 2014

Vogue Netherlands - Basquiat Inspired Beauty Shoot

Imagery based on the famous artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, shot by Erwin Olaf, make up done by Topolino.



 I had to familiarize myself with his original work and look at his style and use of color so I could "get it"




The portrait is dead on!! I love it. Some of the other make up jobs could have employed more of his elements and compositions from his paintings. Still, this is great, and the kind of work that will set your portfolio apart from other photogs who might have similar concepts in it. Hell I might shoot myself as Basquiat.

Why does it seem like the European versions of fashion magazines seem to feature more people of color? Which is strange, considering the constant debate over the inclusion of people of color.

Read more about it at Huffington Post

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

John Schneider: Raw Emotions

I was amazed and touched by this story of actor John Schneider and how he chose to have his honest emotions captured by photographer Jeremy Cowart, after his official photo shoot for the OWN network soap opera show The Haves and Have Nots.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Artist Mixer 2014 - Studio10Two5

I attended the first ArtistsMixer of the year at Jasen Hudson's new location, Studio10Two5.

It always feels great to get out and meet other creatives, absorb some of the energy and get our minds off of this really cold weather we've been having.







 


Saw many familiar faces and usual suspects. Rhym, and photographers Aaron, Joseph Balestra, Samuel Eli, and the rarely seen Ronald Gray.


I had a chance to see Kris Johnson's new video project. I became a fan when  saw his work at the Dreaming Building.
I talked with the beautiful and talented Robin Lynette, whom I have wanted to shoot and work with. One of these days I'll get her to work her magic on my model, and argue to get her in front of my camera.

I managed to drag my road dog, Kharma, with me.


 So much talent in one place it was incredible!



Monday, January 13, 2014

Super Heroes and their Part Time Jobs

I love it when creative people do what they want to do and just let their imagination run wild.
"If super heroes had part-time jobs, what would they do? They might each go into something they are uniquely suited for.
Artist Chow Hon Lam (Flying Mouse 365) took that idea and ran with it in his series of illustrations called Part Time Job."















And the funniest one...


Thanks to neatorama

Friday, December 6, 2013

Old School and new Sh$t - Busta Rhymes and Q Tip

I was hype as hell when I heard this track a few months ago!
The single "Thank You" featuring a new mixtape The Dragon, by Q Tip and Busta Rhymes, and one hell of a loop from the original 1981 club hit "I Wanna Thank You" by Alicia Meyers.

Its so good to hear rappers killing it lyrically and with the delivery! Plus hilarious antics from my mans' and them.