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in case you haven’t noticed i shoot alot of ”ethnic” models, this is because mainly of my participation in Afro-Caribbean related events, mostly to do with music such as Carnival, and shooting several reggae-dancehall entertainers etc., over the years and networking within those circles.
Though there is more to it in essence and purpose than that. No secret is the hyper-sexualization of the “Black Woman” and mostly of course this is due to imagery in various forms of media whether it be print, television or music. I try and have strived to no be of contribution to this by shooting Sisters in a different way, not focused on certain “attributes” they are endowed with and seem to be the focus of genre such as “eye-candy” photography. Yes i show and highlight beauty, shape, curve etc., but there is a way to appreciate as well as present respectfully. I have been hired to shoot nudes, etc., and i have plenty of ideas for “fine art-nude” photography myself though i never ask it of a model or girl am working with unless they express an interest in shooting in such manner; and if considered it will only be done with taste and class as it has been done thus far.
i’m not hard to find, i am located in St. Petersburg, Florida, and have excellent references; including Miss Sudan 2012 (whom i have also shot)
be blessed all, and keep up the good fight!