Alain Bellanton: The Strength of Man Shoot
“I am a Haitian King and I am proud.” - Alain Bellanton
It has been two years since I photographed my friend Alain for the first time. This was after months of failed attempts. For whatever reason he felt that he wasn’t worthy of being photographed by me. Luckily, he eventually agreed to…
These photos were photos were taken on January 14, 2018. My ascetic typically is black and white. I believe it illustrates a certain mood and tells quite the story. However in recent times I’ve desired to experiment with color and different backdrops. These photos are the first of that process.
Behind The Vision: Quinton Martin II
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” - Muhammad Ali
These photos were taken June 26, 2017. Athlete, Model & Fitness Coach. Quinton Martin takes you behind the vision of his shoot.
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These photos were captured on December 14, 2017. I went for a touch of retro with this shoot. I’m a fan of old school photography and I wanted to capture that. The style was intended to be 90’s influenced while the color, look and feel was intended to be influenced by the 80’s.
Behind The Vision: Proper The Star
“Belief in oneself and knowing who you are, I mean, that’s the foundation for everything great.” - Jay Z
These photos were captured on December 30, 2017. Upcoming rapper on the grind. Proper The Star takes you behind the vision of his shoot.
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Behind The Vision: Taniesha L. Bowen
“I’m a woman. Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.” - Maya Angelou
These photos were captured on December 8, 2017. It was a rare snow day in Atlanta. My fiancé and I took advantage of the free time to do a powerful photo shoot. I’ve photographed her many time throughout our relationship but these are…
Photo Of The Week: Chains
“I think that all of the silence is worst that all the violence. Fear is such a weak emotion that’s why I despise it.” - Lupe Fiasco
Chains was captured on January 18, 2016. This remains of my favorite pieces of storytelling through photography. These two photos tell a story of race,…
Photo Of The Week: Honoring Ethel Waters
“I never felt I belonged. I was always an outsider.” - Ethel Waters
This collection of photos were captured on December 12, 2016. This series was to pay homage to Ethel Waters. I wanted to capture the essence of her within’ the photos from this session. I share with you not only the photo but a…
Behind The Vision: Brian Murray
“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable os to show your strength.” - Criss Jami
Birth was captured on November 9, 2017. This is the 9th time I’ve photographed my best friend. The story we wanted to tell was one of cleansing, vulnerability and discovery. I share…
Photo Of The Week: Melanin King
“Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.” - Marcus Garvey
Melanin King was captured on July 7, 2017. This became not only one of my favorite photographs but also one of my favorite sessions. The photos from this session tell a story of strength, confidence and…