#New York City
#Black and White
New Year’s in NYC
It’s funny because I didn’t know where I was shooting until a few hours prior. Then it clicked… I wouldn’t be too far from Time’s Square when the ball drops. Cool.. but how would I get through all the revelers? The cops were helpful, but I had to prove (extensively) that I was working which meant continuously showing my event staff pass, gig emails and IDs so I could be escorted through the crowd to my destination (by a very kind officer) because of the tight security… Not gonna lie felt super legit bypassing all the crowd (^_^) 2pts for being a photog!!! Anywho… I always wanted to go to one of those hotel parties in Times SQ on New Year’s. I’m glad I was working, but I also partied a little.. good crowd just glad I was earning into the new year I hope it’s a good sign (^_^) T’was fun to shoot.. These are my outtakes/favorite shots
"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect."
I left before even starting. I’ve wanted to come back for so long. Here I am.
The view from the top.. A perspective I share momentarily though I live at the bottom where death is real, hunger is rampant and inequality is the order of the day. Being able to transcend these levels allows me to understand how easy it is not to see, not to understand struggle. At the top is where the privileged live and where they aim to remain. Yet they know not the freedom of a choreographed release of a week’s hard work, dancing for the joy of being alive and the feeling of a heart moved by an ancient rhythm in honor of those no longer here. Today I danced for those killed by unwarranted hands. I live life full for those who cannot and I spend my days trying to expose our lack of harmony. I will never forget who I am and what others see me as… I dance unwaivered and as you call me a jungle girl. But dont forget.. It is my homeland in which you seek refuge from your self-induced coldness. It is not my fault you lack the ability to be so free. Your state of mind can’t cage me. Lol as you max out your credit cards trying to reach my level of happiness…. This prose is dedicated to the group from London who called me and my friends jungle ppl, but did not recognize their desperation to feel our heat!!! Love to all people. Peace.
#filmmaking The first collaboration from “The Collective”ME! behind the camera where I belong… More on THE COLLECTIVE at a later date (-_^)
1 Police Plaza… Trying to get information on the decrease murder rate in NYC from this building… Po-po, specifically the NYPD public information office, was not tryna help!!! .. Had me running around city hall looking for a report. A writer from DNAinfo gave me a few tips for cuttin through the run around so all in all it was a learning experience #journalistintraining #internship #youcandoit!! #nypd
Working on my first story for Women’s eNews!!! Exercising my mind/fingers connection… Emerging feels nice #becomingsomebody
#just do it
My @Behance book has arrived and at page 45, I already feel my mind preparing to set itself up for success!
This compilation of creativity says that the power to create comes from the power to sit down and MAKE your ideas happen.. just start!
(Certainly advice I am putting into practice: example have you noticed I’ve been posting more (^_^)). This small and seemingly trivial step is me setting aside time to do what it is that I find important even if it is just ten minutes.
Once you get in the habit of producing, your skill automatically grows. It is a proactive style of becoming who you plan to be. As opposed to waiting to grow in skill in order to start, start and it will happen eventually. Success comes along the way.
This summer I am working as an Editorial Intern with Women’s eNews!!
This is my second week and I must admit it is pretty awesome working in the financial district and down the street from the World Trade Center.
I am very excited about this opportunity. The last 5 years I have focused on visual journalism. Now I get to sink my teeth into reporter’s work. (^_^)
I am always looking to learn. I think it’s safe to say that I am addicted to it. When I combine my skills I will be that much stronger!!
Today, I am creating my first data set for an original piece of reporting. At this point I am just contributing, but I get front row seats to the show.
It’s good to see how it’s done, that way I don’t dive in blindly.
…Back to work!
LIFE happens in the strangest of ways…
The time to move forward comes without warning, without premeditation. To survive, one must react, hustle with relentless passion.
It seems that this time has come upon me in the strangest of ways. I am no longer affiliated with any news publication. It is a strange feeling not to have a home.
It seems that on this day I was meant to become a freelance visual journalist…
A creature of my own volition.
May the spirits of the trailblazers and the universe hold my hand as I walk forward.
Let the games begin.
#36 Essential Minutes Mix
burning the 3 am oil… this is the soundtrack of my sleep depravity
36 Essential Minutes (Mix)
mixed by Full Crate
1. Urulu - In My Life (Broke One Remix)
2. Hot Since 82 - Forty Shorty (Original Mix)
3. Detroit Swindle - John Doe (Original Mix)
4. Rachel Row - Follow The Step (Kink Beat Mix)
5. Justin Martin - Don’t Go (Dusky Remix)
6. Justin Martin - Ruff Stuff (Eats Everything’s Reruff)
7. Shadow Child - So High (Original Mix)
8. Flashmob - Hot (Original Mix)
9. Artful Dodger - Please Don’t Turn Me On (Disclosure Remix)