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Black President’s Day 2017 – Recap

Props to the homie Kat for adding to her legacy of dropping the illest Fela Kuti celebrations to date, Black President’s Day.  If you’ve never been to a Lil SoSo event (Kat’s experience and event design agency) then you’re missing out on some of the most engaging and original events and creative salons, globally, and if you’ve never been to her Black President’s Day events then re-read what I just wrote.

The crowds and energy are amazing, and add to that world renown DJs, live musicians, the highly anticipated Queens Stroll, and video montages of Fela’s performances and speeches, and you’ve got yourself a memorable time.  It sounds simple, right, but you’ve also got to have the mix of everything on top of experience or it simply won’t work.

To learn more about Kat and Lil SoSo Productions click here and to check out the full event recap click Read the rest of this entry

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DOCUMENT the Fresh / NYC Exhibition / Closing Reception/BBQ

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Please join us for the closing reception/BBQ of the NYC DOCUMENT the Fresh exhibition: Sunday August 30th, 2015, 2pm-8pm, at the Bishop Gallery 916 Bedford Ave.

Complimentary Heineken will be provided from 2PM – 4PM, Phil V, one of the exhibiting photographers, will be shooting live photos for our DOCUMENT the Fresh “Community Wall,” and 90’s hip-hop and rare grooves will provide the soundscape.

If you missed the opening reception and haven’t gotten a chance to see the exhibition, we hope you can make this event!

For additional info and to RSVP click here.

DOCUMENT the Fresh / NYC Opening Reception / Recap

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The NYC opening reception of the third DOCUMENT the Fresh exhibition did not disappoint.  Props to the artists for bringing their best in terms of works and solid installations, both of which spoke to their personalities and styles.  Salute to everyone that attended, the Bishop Gallery for once again opening their doors to my ideas, props to Alexis (Madison Davenport PR) for the PR/marketing support, and thanks again to the participating photographers.  I’m planning a closing reception/BBQ to take place later this month so stay tuned.

DOCUMENT the Fresh will be on exhibit at The Bishop thru Saturday August 29th, so be sure to stop by, and for more info about the exhibition click here.  And to check out more recap pics click Read the rest of this entry

DOCUMENT the Fresh / Panel Discussion / NYC

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Please also join us on Sunday August 2, 2015, at The Bishop, from 2-4pm, for a panel discussion where the photographers of DOCUMENT the Fresh will share their stories and experiences shooting events and concerts, and other related topics; moderated by Stevenson Dunn and filmed by BRIC (artsmedia).

To RSVP click here.

DOCUMENT the Fresh / Interviews: Vickey Ford/Sneakshot

Dangelo_FHNYC15-2583Who or what first got you interested in photography?

Music, Fashion & my Mom.  Music has always played a big part of my life.  My mother would attend concerts and shared her photos & stories.  My mother took me to see New Edition, the music & the lights …just the whole vibe and emotions that I felt instilled a love of music in me. And I wanted to capture that.  Then the hip-hop scene further intensified my love for photography.

Early on what were some of the first things that you began to document? 

The usual stuff; family, rocks, my feet but that’s when I was a little girl.  When I picked up the camera again as an adult it was my love for live concerts, wanting to capture that moment.  For the entire read click Read the rest of this entry

DOCUMENT the Fresh / Interviews: Phil V

pic1Who or what first got you interested in photography?
I’ve always been into creating visuals.  I’ve been teaching myself photoshop since 12 years old.  At about 20 years old, my close friend purchased a digital camera.  I borrowed his camera whenever I wanted to shoot something but soon after, his mother felt I was borrowing it too much so I barley asked for it, which was a blessing in disguise.  That’s when I had to purchase my own camera, it was a Polaroid.

Early on what were some of the first things that you began to document?
I’m a people person.  Generally, healthy and organic interactions make it easier to coexist amongst others.  My subjects are made up of creative individuals, all of whom are chasing a dream to create a better reality for themselves.  Via photography, I’m simply assisting them on their journey but subconsciously building a body of work of my own.  For the entire read click Read the rest of this entry

DOCUMENT the Fresh / Interviews: Ashley Sky Walker

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 I was first introduced to the art of photography while at Howard university.  While there I was surrounded with friends also interested in the arts. After discussing our dreams and aspirations to do what we saw in the magazines, we decided to start doing our own photo shoots.  From that point on I was hooked on the idea of capturing the beautiful things around me with my camera.

For the entire read click Read the rest of this entry

DOCUMENT the Fresh / Interviews: Brody Rose

IMG_4549Who or what first got you interested in photography?

As a kid I was in infatuated by roller coasters (still am). I read about them, drew them, watched them, and rode them. Around the 4th grade I started to take pictures of them. My parents would let me borrow the camera, which was a big deal. Getting back a roll of 36 from the developer was super exciting. Doubles were a must: one set for the scrapbook and one for collages. Looking back, roller coasters were a fantastic subject matter for an aspiring photographer. They’re like huge sculptures really. Without realizing it, they made me think about perspective, motion, depth of field, and of course composition. Sneaking my camera on the ride for point of view shots was thrilling ——–

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DOCUMENT the Fresh / T-Shirts

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One of the photographers (and dope graphic designer) of this year’s NYC DOCUMENT the Fresh exhibition (Brody Rose) suggested I drop two of the NYC identities as T-Shirts, which seemed like a dope idea.  I already had some basic Doc Fresh T-Shirts but these designs give the range some life.  I’ve posted some of the designs below (link below) and to check out the full range click here Read the rest of this entry

DOCUMENT the Fresh / NYC Fresh / Identities

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The good people at Late Night Genius, in addition to designing the flyers for my NYC exhibition, have designed a range of DOCUMENT the Fresh NYC branded visuals to complement the flyers.  To see the full range click Read the rest of this entry