Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Black Stars: KasE VIM!

Ghana vs USA flag display

If you've been following me on twitter or facebook then you've probably figured out that I'm a huge football fanatic when it comes to the #worldcup. I've been an ardent, unwavering fan since the first game between Ghana and Serbia.

In 2006, when Ghana beat the USA to qualify past group stages, I bought a flag and heralded it onto University of Florida campus. Four years and a graduation later, a similar showdown with Ghana being victorious last weekend couldn't have made me happier.

Black Stars @ Dupont, DC

Being the dare-devil that I am, I went to Washington DC, the nation's capital....Dupont Circle where jumbotrons and huge screen tvs showcased the world cup football matches hosted in South Africa. I was surrounded by {obviously} team America supporters with my obnoxious flag and braved 90 minutes plus extra time till, the ESPN described "small country a little bigger than Oregon" beat the super power USA!

I was ecstatic, a little nervous for my well-being but very proud of the young black stars team and the fact that I was born in Ghana, the Black Stars of Africa

Disclaimer: Unlike all the pictures I post here, though taken with my camera I didn't take these I am actually in them.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Citizins at Tabaq Bistro

Venue for Citizins Fashion Show in DC

Prior to the world cup in South Africa, there were a few events that took over my life and this is one of them. Kojo, my home boy from my old church, had a fashion show at Tabaq Bistro in DC. I was on the p's and q's (always wanted to use that term), ahem on the photography.

Citizins show at Tabaq Bistro

This picture actually captures the night: volunteers for models donning Kojo's Citizins label and DJ's that coupled as dancers whenever they had the chance. To check out more of Kojo's stuff click here.

Male Model at Citizins Fashion Show Guests and fans of Citizins
My favorite shirt of the night (left) and fans of Citizins clothing were in attendance.

Addressing the crowd with Headphones
Of course, nothing will truly be Ghanaian if there isn't an ingenious way of getting stuff done. Case in point: observe her excellent proficiency in using headphones - not a microphone - in announcing the beginning of the fashion show segment of the evening. Adds a whole new meaning to improv....


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Three Musketeers: All for one, one for All

Cheat sheet

So I had a chance to take pictures at my first baby naming ceremony. Not to be outdone by any subsequent ones, I gladly jumped on the opportunity to photograph my favorite triplets! I took a family picture of the kids a few weeks back and even discovered my little muse. [insert chuckle here]

To my amusement the siblings, names listed in the top picture, have quite the personality of their own. Though generally well-behaved, I can't wait to see what they would be like over the coming years as teenagers and young adults - very alike and yet incredibly different.


Janelle is the first of the three: Athos, if you will

John Jr

John Jr. bka Porthos


Josh, ahem Aramis

And lastly their older sister, who for comparison sake may play the role of D'Artagnan.

Boamah Family

Congrats again to the family...they sure make an awesome team.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Big Pimpin'

Carafe Old Town, VA Party @ Carafe

GH Boys @ Carafe

I had the opportunity to take pictures at a spot in Old Town, VA, known as Carafe, two weeks ago, And I look forward to frequenting in the future. The atmosphere is fantastic and the opportunity to 'create your own wine' is a convincing sell for a chill, what I usually call 'civilized', occasion or an all out date. Nana Phubu, a dude I met at a Christmas eve party last year, was hosting his birthday party at the venue and though a handful of people showed up at the very last hour, finding this gem in Virginia, made the trip more than worthwhile.