Monday, April 26, 2010

From Ghana too, with love!

Donna Brazile & Chip

Last Friday night, I got hopelessly lost on foot by 8th N.E. and Connecticut in DC. I was on my way to an Africare colleague's birthday party.

Fuming and cursing myself for having the knack for wandering around in unfamiliar neighborhoods, even with Google maps on my phone...I suddenly realized I was walking side by side with a TV personality. Stuttering and gladly holding myself in check... I quickly introduce myself ...star-struck while instinctively reaching my back-pack for the D80.

Here I am with Donna Brazile, a friend and her dog Chip - who happens to love posing for my camera- and I start my schpeel about working with Africare ('cos of my t-shirt), being from Ghana and to my amazement Donna shares how 'Ghanaian' she is and how she loves my country! She recounts here visits to Aburi and is gracious enough in allowing me to photograph her and Chip for a blog post.

Now, I look forward to hearing her counter-argue conservative points on CNN, all the while remembering her parting words "...I'm from Ghana too."

me & Donna Brazile

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Grad Shoots Promo

2010 Grad Promo

A great excuse to go back to Gainesville, Florida...one of my favorite places in the States.
Doesn't hurt to put in a shameless plug either: If you know of anyone graduating this Spring who wants to get their Cap and Gown photos taken, send them my way. Thank you very kindly!

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Little Muse

Say Cheese! Little Muse

I did my first 'family call' in-house photo session last weekend. An old friend had triplets and I was asked to come by for a photo session.

Triplets

Besides finding my little model muse, I got a chance to capture my first set of triplets ever! The boys all looked in their dad's direction as if to ask: "Louis, what you talmbout?"

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Yea. Whateva

Yea, whatever

This picture was taken at a wedding a while back, found it in my stash and it reflects my mood today.
I'm excited and passionate about a lot of things, most I do out of my free will and I offer my time and services...well, for free. It's frustrating when it is not appreciated, or worse yet, even acknowledged. Makes every statement afterward seem like it is, to borrow a South Florida term, "coming from the side of yo' neck." Leads to that: Yea...whateva look.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Promo

Psd II

This is my second attempt at a flyer. This concept was based more on model (in studio expressions) than my previous one. I hope I'm getting better at this.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Sand Art: an artistic exploration




So my homeboy Eddie Ekuban signed up for an Art Expo at the Gaylord, National Harbor and encouraged me to showcase some of my photography with his. Instead of using traditional shots I normally take, I explored something completely different.




I made sand creations from Adinkra Symbols and photographed them especially for the expo. It was therapeutic and invigorating to actually create something and have people appreciate my novelty work.



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