Not only was I impressed by their NEVER-ENDING FABULOUS WARDROBE but these Hip Hop dancers, brother & sister got the moves. I remember first seeing them at one of my hip hop shows when I was in the dance scene >> They blew me away. This shoot was really fun. Great work you guys and all the best =)
**Special thanks to my girl Candice aka Lady CJ for helping out!
Click here to see them in action!
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The Tree of Life...
We start by a Fundamental, a basis, a ground structure. This is the thickest/strongest part of the Tree: The Root.
We then start building character, principles, morals, details. We spread, we sprout, our branches reach out.
Then the most beautiful part occurs. We bloom. Of everlasting fractals, flowers, pedals and leaves. We pass it on and continue the growth.
After a short bike ride, passing the mysterious forest I found some cool spots. Tresspassing occurd - took the risk of getting fined. But hey I don't cause mischief... I simply capture it. And besides, if a place is forbidden, then it is a place to shoot in my book. Must go back there..
Are eyes really windows to the soul? Behind that hole filled of vitreous gel ...pass the 0ptic nerve... Is there a portal to interconnectivity or do we only see what we want to see?
--> This can be seen many different ways. I don't want to give out all the answers, that is for you to find out but here's a hint: It delineates Balance, Continuity and Perception.
I met a Haitian painter at an art gallery one day, her name is Myrtelle Chéry (awesome last name!) she saw my work and loved this shot. She is painting this photo for next year's Black History month "Women Inpisration".
Check her out:
We promised eachother we'd travel the world and shoot as much as we can. We drove around in the country side of Quebec city exploring, and we found a beautiful wide open field . No one was there so we stepped in the crop field and took shots. After a few poses Betty yells out "There's bugs in my hair!". Surrounded by plants I look above my head and see little maggots on the leaves and I'm like "Ok let's get out of here!"
Bugs and Afros don't mix.
Meet Sonia. Aspiring model and university student. We shot all day, literally. The first shot was at a metro station near the exit. There were so many people walking by - Rush Hour. Men and women were whistling at her as they passed. We couldn't help but laugh. One hobo even asked to shoot with her!
Candice Jones aka Lady CJ is full of musical talent. She plays the alto/soprano saxophone, steel pan, wicked on the drums and every now and then will do her random hand stands. She loves purple. LOVES it. One of the practice rooms at school is completley purple and she wanted to shoot there. Almost everyday she wears something purple or if she sees purple anywhere she'll shreak. What is the meaning of purple again? Royalty? I'll have to check up on that one. She is currently studying music at Vanier and opening her own jazz club in the near future. Watch out for CJ!