Posts Tagged ‘photography’

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.

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?

All Wrapped Around

December 16, 2009

Sustainable clothing designer, Raina Blyer of Ryann launched her 2nd line, Creem this Fall.  Her launch event at R Bar in LES for this organic active wear line featured NYC performers, like caporaira dancers, contortionist, house dancer and pole dancer to show off just how ‘active’ you can be in her super comfy and feel-good fabric of choice and design.

I mean, you can bend, kick and fly without anything falling out of these super mini bra-top and shorts?  I bet not many of us are doing much more in our active wear than this awesome pole dancer, agreed?

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…

Yoga in Bed-Stuy

November 24, 2009

Photos of Leah Matthew, founder of Leela Yoga right here in the Atlantic Lofts.  Now, I can roll out of my bed stright into a yoga studio and that’s a delight!! I had a pleasure of doing a photo shoot with her for her up-coming website.

Whoever thinks we lost all the yoga studios here in Bed-Stuy, look no further, Leela Yoga is right here on Atlantic Ave, between Nostrand and New York Ave.

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.

Remembering the taste of Summer

November 4, 2009
Summer HarvestCurlyEnlightened ChardKale ForestGiraffe in Greenpoint

Strangely adorable giraffe at the Greenpoint Rooftop Farm. I hope that crane isn't building some high-rise condos to cast huge shadow on the farm...

Days of hot, burning Sun have long been gone, now that we are in the beginning of November…  I was remembering the days I made it to the Greenpoint Rooftop Farm as I think of my up-coming holiday feast; purple kale forest, enchanted chard, sweet curly squashes.  I wish I could be there more often, sorting out arugula and picking hairloom tomatoes but for now, I must wait till the next farming season.

For those of you who can’t wait till next Spring, here’s their website to virtually appreciate the goodness of wholesome food.

http://rooftopfarms.org/