Archive for the 'Project Something New' Category

GODDESS…

February 7, 2010

Model: Chavon Staten

MUA: Kayla Jo Berley

Wardrobe: David Morgan

Beaded Jewelry: Naja Naja

Photography: akiackee

Location: 3rd Ward

Chavon Staten is 8 months pregnant here and how beautiful she looks!!  I always had issues that pregnant women are veiwed as not-so-hot and gorgeous.  I can careless what other people think but I wanted to make a statement!!  I believe pregnant women are absoutely, stunningly beautiful and I wanted to convey the message.

I have asked David Morgan and Kayla Jo to collaborate on goddess image making and here’s what we got.  Beautiful, isn’t she?

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Struggling Elements

January 5, 2010

Did you realize we are still here, you thought we are useless…

Artwork by Samantha Levine

The beauty cannot be defined.  It’s time for a new prospective.

Artwork by Susan Benarcik

Can you see you are the one who can save us? Our fate is in your hands.

Artwork by Liz Burow

Slowly, we are submerged under…

Models: Edo and Alexandra

Wardrobe: David Morgan

Photography: akiakcee

Location: Green Spaces

Clothing: Ryann, SDN and vintage pieces (stylist’s own)

Accessories and props: Stylist’s own

Inspired by beautiful sustainable artwork of Susan Benarcik in Green Space in SoHo, I created a story of ‘Struggling Elements’, portraying the trial of our natural envionment we are witnessing.

We are often discouraged by ‘how little’ we each can do but that same little effort by each artists at Green Spaces ignited my creativity!  These guiding lights are around us always, as long as we choose to see them… well, we can even be one by doing our little thing here and there.

Meet your new Neighbor…

January 1, 2010

Model: Kirsy Lovett

Wardrobe: Sharlene Garcia

Photo: akiackee

Meet your (not-so-average) girl next door, Kirsy and Sharlne.  The duo came as a referral from Keith Pearson, the wardrobe stylist, and no wonder he recommended them!  They are super fun and easy to work with… the I have to change my idea of ‘Peeping Jane’ to ‘Meet your neighbor…’.

Kirsy with super clear green eyes was perfect to portray feline-sexy girl next door, especailly with a help from Sharlene in the wardrobe department…

Happy Holidays!!

December 25, 2009

Photography: akiackee

Model: Foulhel

MUA: Emma Berley

Wardrobe: Keith Pearson + Rinaldy A. Laguerrer

Wardrobe Assitant: Raymond Ahedo

She’s so full of emotions…

December 18, 2009

Model – Evangeline Reilly

MUA – Kayla Jo

Photo – akiackee

Yours truely and Kayla Jo collaborated this time with a model and actress, Evangeline Reilly, a native of San Francisco transported to our own, fabulous Brooklyn.

Kayla and I knew we could do something out of ordinary with her, knowing her strong acting background… well, what’s better than letting her spill out her emotions all over 3rd Ward studio!!  Accompanied by Kayla’s super creative interpretation of each emotions, we finished up our shoot after 5 hrs, more than excited… and here’s what we created.

So what do you think?  Isn’t she so full of them?

Inner Children

November 27, 2009

Model:  Claire Unabia-James & Kayla Berley

Hair and make-up:  Kayla Barley

Photo:  akiackee

 

Sometimes we just need to let go and get in touch with our inner children, they are crying out for you to get loose and live.  Soul-reclaiming process is gradual and you have to let them go, to live…

Guess who???

November 18, 2009

These photos were taken modeling after famous photographs.  Now, whoever can guess whose portrait photos I took inspiration from can win a free portrait photo session with me!!

You can either tell me who was the photographer or the subject and you can mention same names…  Get all 3 right and win a portrait session…

Blacksnow Back & Front stage…

November 16, 2009

KaylaSuperCamoNot your average Tin ManWhite MagicInto the lightI just got lucky.  I had my camera with me to see the BlackSnow show the other day and I happen to document their back stage as well as them on stage, I mean, I really got lucky…

Black TheMicahLight + Opie Snow creates this super-duper clothing line, all of them are custom-made, one-of -a-kind pieces made by the designers themselves.  I just don’t have good enough vocabulary to describe how freakin’ AWESOME their things are, so you just have to see them for your self.  I bet you, you won’t quite find the word either, because it’s that new…

Making Love to a Mic

November 14, 2009

Making love to a micCookin' up some beatsCross roadProject Something New is bringing you something… I guess, New.

Yours Truly had a shoot with a Bed-Stuy based rapper, M.O.E. along with his 3 producers, and captured him making sweet love to his mic at his studio.

Traveling shoes

November 11, 2009

At a corner bodegaHalf-steppin'With a metal chairI’m not sure if there’s a hidden desire somewhere in me to fly back to Texas but I know I have a thing or 2 for red pairs of shoes.

These are my new addition…  Shiny, slick and RED, what more can I ask for from means of transportation??