Featuring Alize Muhammad
I get asked these questions so much now that it drives me crazy!!! So once again I will address this subject hopefully for the last time?!
“Do you still shoot with people?” Yes!!!
“Are you retired?” No!!!
I really don’t like unnecessarily placing labels on things, especially myself, but if I had to label myself I’d say that I am foremost a portrait photographer. Portraits are what I love to create. Over the past 3 years I’ve taken time away from shooting people as much to concentrate on the other styles of photography that interests me. Because of this decision the local public seems to think that I no longer shoot with people, even though I still post people pictures! Shooting with people, models and children is still what I love to do, but the truth is, I’ve had so many issues with the models AND people where I live that I’ve basically been forced to stop working with them. It’s not that I want to stop, it’s more about being tired of all of the drama in order to do what I love. I know that nothing is perfect and as long as you deal with people there will always be problems, but it should never get to a point where the drama outweighs the fun and starts to steal your joy away. Well that’s exactly what started happening to me. So I made the conscious decision to become extremely selective in who I work with as well as what I post. I know that this has definitely confused many, so to clarify my position, I LOVE SHOOTING WITH PEOPLE!!!
I also love shooting on the street, and I love shooting nature. These are the different styles of photography that interest me the most. But, as long as I have a camera I will shoot ANYTHING that I think is cool, fun, or sparks my interest. I never limit myself as far as what I capture even though I might concentrate on one style more than others at a particular time. What I want people to understand is that my current work reflects my environment. There isn’t an abundance of street photography or nature photography opportunities here, but those opportunities are more readily available to me than capable models are. The bottom line is this, I’d love to shoot with more people, but, until they can act right I will continue to focus on the other areas. As long as I’m busy working on something I’m happy so it’s all good to me!
Now, here is a photo from my most recent test shoot with a beautiful young lady named Marquetta. This was a very loose and fun shoot despite the number of difficulties we encountered. I’ll admit, working with her made me miss all the model shoots, and made me want to jump back into it full steam, but…we’ll see…only time will tell? Honestly I’m not very optimistic about it. I’m just going to keep moving forward, and if I happen to meet people along the way that want to move with me then we’ll do to together. If not, I’ll be fine. I’ve always been a loaner so I’ll always have myself to fall back on.
I’d like to wish my beautiful model friend Katrelia a very Happy Birthday today!
The beautiful ladies representing Model Mee Clothing by Nadia Jenkins. This image was taken for a campaign we shot over the summer.
The Models: Ariane Webb, Alize Muhammad, and Michelle Oates
My #wcw everyday! 🙂
The first image taken from my latest shoot with the beautiful new model Alize Muhammad. I can’t wait to work with her again!!! She’s amazing!
My latest shoot with my model friend Lakita. It’s been about 4 years since our last outing and she’s just as beautiful as ever! I’m happy that I was able to reconnect with her and shoot her in this colorful maxi dress because, I love the way maxi dresses look on women. Makeup by the talented new mommy Nichele Hardge. Congratulations Nichele!
The first shot from my latest test shoot with one of my favorite people to shoot, the incredibly gorgeous Vanessa Cobb, aka Veyonce!
To celebrate the return of the warm weather I decided to do a series of photos to show how different women choose to cool off in the heat. First up is the lovely Ariane.
Model Ariane Webb
Makeup Katarzyna Chenkov
Assistant Nadia Jenkins
From my latest shoot with my beautiful model friend Nadia Jenkins.
My second test shoot this year with the beautiful Adrian Sellers. This was one of the most fun and laid back shoots I’ve had in years! I wish they could all be this relaxed and enjoyable.
For the Past 6 Years I’ve Been Responsible For Creating Some Of The Most Popular And Most Memorable Images Of The Beautiful Women Of Columbus. In Recognition Of Throwback Thursday, I’d Like To Remind Everyone Exactly Why!!!
Models Nadia Jenkins & Ariane Webb’s first shoot together.
Ariane’s Hair by Lee Allysceaioun Robinson. Ariane’s Makeup By Nichele Hardge
My first shoot with my good model friend Avanti in 2 years! She’s back at it and looking better than ever! More to come soon..
My close friend Jocelyn reveals to everyone the gender of her first pregnancy. Congratulations sweetheart!!! ❤
Makeup artist and model Tiona Chantel looking sassy as ever in our last shoot.
Wishing one of my best friends, Mrs. Natasha McBride, a very happy birthday!!!! I hope you enjoy your day!
Model Taelor Moore
Makeup Nichele Washington
Model Taelor Moore
Makeup Nichele Washington
Selections from my shoot yesterday with the beautiful and multi-talented makeup artist/photographer/model Tiona Chantel. She’s a little bombshell!!! To see more of her work please check out her official website at: http://www.tionachantelmakeup.com
I thought I posted pics from my very first shoot with Ariane but, I guess maybe I didn’t? So, here’s a shot from our first meeting last year.
Makeup by Shon Sanks
Model Jocelyn Shartel
Makeup By Nichele Washington
Beautiful Model DiAndrea Ash
Makeup By Tiona Chantel
Happy Birthday to my little angel Jocelyn Shartel!!!