Monday, May 30, 2011

Nyasha Matonhodze

So, I'm a few days late on this but so proud of little miss 16 year old Nyasha Matonhodze from Zimbabwe landing the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter advertising campaign.
She is so gorgeous!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Nikki Lynette

I got to work with the beautiful Nikki Lynette on her upcoming new mixtape. After meeting her, the word that is stuck in my mind is "BADASS" because she says it, lives it, breathes it every day and every hour.

I got to work with photographer Ten Photos and I also got to work with one of my most favorite stylists/designers, Marta Cebrat-Czernik.

Here is the cover of her new mixtape we collaborated on:

And the videos we got to work on:

The Beautiful People

NoBody Loves Me


Sunday, May 15, 2011


This is an acrylic painting I created a few months before the shoot. Assimilation was a shoot I have literally dreamed about since 2010, and after watching both the old and new school versions of TRON, I had to bring it to life.

Thank the lord for people like Katiria DeJesus.
After talking with numerous photographers about the concept I had in mind, she helped me to not give up on my concept and go full throttle on the creativity with a new team. Kat introduced me to photographer Nolis and visual artist extrodinare, Sheyssa B. Rosado.

I wanted to create a Tron-like mood to the shoot working with black lights and fluorescent makeup by Kryolan. In day light, the makeup looked subtle and completely different under black lights, so it was a little difficult to adjust to initially, but I got the hang of it after checking out the test shots.

We brought on board model Noelle Lynn and Natalie Bryant to complete the shoot. For Natalie, I painted her skin all black with Dinair Airbrush as well as cake paint by MAC. For Noelle, Kat created her to look the complete opposite of Natalie, so she made her skin pale with Dinair Airbrush and created the cleanest black lips I have ever seen.
Here are a few shots :)

- A S S I M I L A T I O N -

Model: Noelle
Photo: Nolis
Wardrobe: Sheyssa
MUA: Katiria DeJesus

Model: Natalie
Photo: Nolis
Wardrobe: Sheyssa
MUA: Andrea C. Samuels