Let's get started

Good morning, good afternoon or good night no matter what time of the day it is its time to get'er done!
It's Sunday while Im writing this which is the best time to start those short term big term boosting goals.
I'm ready to get this week going, and I hope you are too. Remember we miss all the shots we don't take. 
Have a great week everyone.



Mental health and self care

 Good day everyone, 

I don't have any photos for this topic, but this is a real serious one. Mental health is a topic that most people don't or just won't talk about. You eve wake up just feeling off? We all have at some time in our lives, You ever have a week, month, or a even a year of feeling a little off? 

Not feeling like yourself could just be nothing at all, but what if it isn't? There is no shame in talking to someone about how things are going. I myself have had days when thing felt a little not right in my head, but being a black man from Brooklyn, NY talking about it was not what we did. Fear of looking soft or being called crazy. That was just how things were especially in the black community.

Our way of thinking has to change, and this goes for everyone. All ages, race and creed. Please start reaching out to love ones or even a hot line if you have to. You don't have to go through it alone. I have mental illness in my family, and so much of it was never addressed in the proper way. As an adult I have learned through experience how to recognize when someone needs help. Knowledge i wish I had growing up.

The other day I was watching the news, and I seen a guy push a woman on the train tracks in NYC. The guy was mentally ill and very disturbed. The woman survived with just miner bruises thank god, but it could have been much worse. I feel the guy's mental health was over looked most likely by the people closest to him. 

This year has been a rough one for us all, and so many people are dealing with some really deep depression. Please if you are feeling down or ill reach out to someone. There is no shame in doing so, and anyone who said there is shame on them. Love you all. Be well, and take care.    

Love and business

Hey everyone I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Family and business can work, as long as you have a clear understanding. My wife and I have been working together for the better half of ten years, and married for almost thirteen years.

My wife is my makeup artist, my planner, my second shooter and my main model. She is an amazing makeup artist and wig maker. 
Please check out her youtube channel Keisha Capers

 Check out Keisha Capers Blog


keep pushing

There may be many steps ahead of your goal, but keep on pushing.
The top is not as far as you think.



Central Park sunset photoshoot

I love sunset shoots. The golden hour (well really minutes) are so beautiful. The shoot was all natural no strobes. I knew I wanted to shoot in central park, but for some reason the day did not start out so well. 

I got into central park around three, and it was an overcast day which usually would be great. This was not the case on this day. No matter what I tried I could not get the look I had envisioned. I wanted that toned down fall look. The spots I was trying did not have the right light they were too bright in one section and too dark in others. The area was right, but that was about it. 

Central Park sunset photoshoot

Fashion photography in harsh mid-day sun

You will hear from so many photographers that shooting in the mid-day sun is the worst. I for one do not believe that. The time of day has nothing to do with the way your photo turn out. there is good light and bad light, simple as that.

I shot these photos at freedom tower in Manhattan, NYC. No flash, just me and the sun. I used the white of the skeletal sculpture has fill light, and the sun as a key light and that's it. 

 I used 24-70 at 24 to distort the perspective to get the look I wanted.
When you think you have the wrong light... you just might lol. All jokes aside
all you have to do is find the good light for what it is you want to shoot and boom there you go.

Pink dress photo shoot

This photo shoot was taken at the celery farm in New Jersey. I wanted to have a real contrast between the dress and the environment, and I felt the pink and green would have a great juxtaposition.
The dress is from H and M and the slides are from Zara.

pink dress h&m
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His new bike shoot

Sneakers_vans chima pro 2
Bike_mongoose bmx

bikes, kids, mongoose, 85mm, creative shots, photographers, vans, uniqlo, h&m, Fashion,

My son is so excited about his new bike.
So you know what we had to do.
Break out the camera and get to work.

Beach photo shoot

I wanted to do something a little different with this photoshoot. 
The beach is the perfect place to get out of your comfort zone.

Street Fashion in NYC

The aesthetic of NYC just can't be beat. NYC has that grit that is very hard to find anywhere in the world.
Brooklyn Brooklyn Brooklyn! What more can I say Brooklyn, my home town will always be amazing to shoot photos in. These photos where taken by the Williamsburg Bridge.

vans, street fashion

vans, street fashion
  street fashion shot in Brooklyn NY
T-shirt: Zara
Jeans: American Eagle
Sneakers: vans Chima Pro 2

I had to take these shots in Manhattan. I love the meat packing high line area of the city.
The area has a warmer color tone. Most of the buildings and surroundings have a either red or brown, 
and those tones contrast well with blue jeans.

street fashion

street fashion
Shot in Manhattan high line meat packing district
Shades: Vans
T-shirt: Zara
Jeans: American eagle
Bag: dumpling 
Shoes: Nine west

The meat packing district has I said has such beautiful tones.
I continued the rest of the day in this area.

Street Fashion, vans

T-shirt: Uniqlo
Jeans: H&M
Sneakers: Vans