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SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC / Summer 2014 Photo Shoot / ePosters

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SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC drops 6.17.14 and to check out the range of SHAOLIN JAZZ T-Shirt (which the shoot is for) click here.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Edition (behind-the-scenes)

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When your work doesn’t feel like work then you’re doing something right and SHAOLIN JAZZ (despite the occasional hurdles) does precisely that for me.  Enter DREAM GIRLS.

For those of you that have been following our various projects, about two years ago you’ll remember that 2-Tone and I developed a concept photo shoot, to help market and promote our SHAOLIN JAZZ T-shirts, called DREAM GIRLS.  And as a reminder (and for you new people) the concept behind DREAM GIRLS is a nod to the 90′s female Hip-Hop head, who is just as knowledgeable, confident, participatory, and literate in Hip-Hop culture as her male counterparts – essentially a male Hip-Hop head’s ‘Dream Girl.’

Due to the positive feedback received from our first DREAM GIRLS shoot we’d always planned on doing another edition and last Thursday DREAM GIRLS – BKNYC was shot in Brooklyn by Chris Carr (Eat the Cake Photography/Brooklyn Wildlife), who shot our DC Edition as well as having shot some of our marquee events.  We ended up getting great weather, chemistry between all of the girls, which led to some amazing shots.

To check out the full range of SHAOLIN JAZZ T-Shirts click here, be on the lookout for the full range of photos from the shoot, and to check out the behind-the-scenes pics I took click Read the rest of this entry

A Talk with the DREAM GIRLS

If you’ve enjoyed the SHAOLIN JAZZ – DREAM GIRLS Photo Shoots (Part 1, Part 2) then get to know the DREAM GIRLS better with a series of video interviews (produced by Tewodross Melchishua (That Soul Cinematic (TSC) where we discuss music, style, jazz among other topics.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ – DREAM GIRLS for SHAOLIN JAZZ – T-shirts (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of the SHAOLIN JAZZ – DREAM GIRLS photo shoot for the SHAOLIN JAZZ – T-shirt line.

Part 2 finds the girls progressing from their day in Part 1 into some familiar territory, especially if you’re a Hip-Hop head.

Shot by Chris Carr (Eat The Cake NYC), make-up by Diti (Diti Devi Makeup Artistry).  Featuring Alison Carney, Jayne Kennedi, Jheanelle Morgan, and Shanika Wright.

Scene: “Boomin’ System”

models: alison carney, jheanelle morgan, shanika wright – T-shirts: meditation, compass, bones

models: alison carney, jheanelle morgan, shanika wright – T-shirts: meditation, compass, bones

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SHAOLIN JAZZ – DREAM GIRLS for SHAOLIN JAZZ – T-shirts (Part 1)

…is a nod to the 90’s female Hip-Hop head, who is just as knowledgeable, confident, participatory, and literate in Hip-Hop culture as her male counterparts – essentially a male Hip-Hop head’s ‘Dream Girl.’

In Part 1 of the “DREAM GIRLS” Photo Shoot we highlight a day in the life of four friends (during the winter on the East), Hip-Hop enthusiasts, who are producing their next music project, rocking T-shirts, they customized, from the SHAOLIN JAZZ – T-shirt line.

Instead of the women playing the “back” the DREAM GIRLS are in the forefront: hardcore yet tempting, raw yet feminine, strong yet alluring, casual yet striking.

Welcome to Part 1 of the SHAOLIN JAZZ – DREAM GIRLS – Photo Shoot.  Shot by Chris Carr (Eat The Cake NYC), make-up by Diti (Diti Devi Makeup Artistry).  Featuring Alison Carney, Jayne Kennedi, Jheanelle Morgan, and Shanika Wright.

Scene: “The Block”

models: shanika wright, jheanelle morgan – t-shirts: bones, faces

models: shanika wright, jheanelle morgan – t-shirts: bones, faces

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SHAOLIN JAZZ – T-shirts

After receiving a great deal of positive feedback from the SHAOLIN JAZZ – Album Cover Design Contest, which included a variety of requests for SHAOLIN JAZZ related product based on those graphics, DJ 2-Tone Jones and I decided to release a series of T-shirts, via the Red Bubble platform.  The graphics chosen are comprised of the top six designs (including the winner) that we considered to be the front-runners in the competition.

Click here to see/order the full range of tees and click the links below to check out a mock-up of the design as a graphic tee, a link to its Red Bubble page, and an interview we conducted on the designer: Shamona Stokes, Vassilina Pljonkina, Jean Mosambi, Chris L, Terrence Knoles, Matthew Stuckey.

*To purchase the T-shirts click here.

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