Posts Tagged manhattan

dj embee

if you’re swedish and you don’t live under a rock, then you probably know about looptroop rockers.  i hung with embee, the DJ/ looptroop producer for a couple of days after looptroop played their last show of their USA tour at the highline ballroom with cunninlyguist, grieves with budo, and tunji.  the show was ill and everybody in the crowd was feeling it.  especially a couple standing close to me who got hassled by security because they were about to bump uglies right there at the show.  i might not have been conceived at a looptroop show, but that night my appreciation for looptroop rockers was born.  embee not only rocks the looptroop sounds, but does his own thing as a solo DJ which won him the swedish grammy award for best hip hop or soul release of 2004.  i heard rumors of more good things to come – so be expecting.

check out his newest work featuring nina ramsby:

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krissy drier

this is my second time shooting with krissy.  check out the first shoot HERE.  she wanted a couple new shots for her book, and i wanted a shot for my fitness book, so we made it happen.

makeup by marshana

it was COLD

i think the running shot came out superbad. it was so cold i had to wrap krissy up in one of my big puffy jackets in between sets.

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S-N double 0-P D-O double G

don’t turn the dizzle, turn it up a little.  he’s got a livin room full of fine dime brizzles.

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sam sam bo bam

as promised, here’s the second half of the hot couple.


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you know when bugs bunny took a wrong turn at albuquerque and ended up in the south pole with the abominable snowman guy?  well samantha probably felt the same way.  she was brand new to the city and got lost right out of the subway.  it was pretty cold out – like 36 and raining.  it wasn’t CRAZY cold to me, but it was cold enough.  turns out that samantha is from a really warm part of australia and she had never felt weather that cold in her life (36 is 2.2 celsius, for all of you metric system people.  i wish america would get on that metric system business soon.  when i was a kid, my teachers would always tell us that we’d be using the metric system when i was an adult.  whatever happened to that jive?).  the  poor girl was freezing so we took her inside, wrapped my puffy jacket around her and sat her next to the heater.  i think she was basically freezing throughout the whole shoot, but she never complained and made freezing look pretty.

hair and makeup by Tina Georgy

wardrobe by Athena Dugan

samantha @ Next


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anna anna bo banna

you know how sometimes you’re like, “that girl is mega hot, but her boy’s a little duchey” almost like you’re disappointed – but in reality if her boy was as hot as her you’d be a little pissed that they’re both hot.  well anna’s boy is just as hot as her and it almost makes you throw up a little because you’re like, “come on, man – that junk ain’t fair.”  i got some shots of her boy on the choppin block.  they’ll be up soon…


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baby baby baby

this lil one was not having a good day, but i managed to snag a couple good shots in between the freak-outs.


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krissy drier in the rain

so we’re up on the roof taking shots in the rain.  it’s cold and dreary but everything looks awesome.  after i think we got the goods and before she’s about to freeze to death in that itty bitty dress, i call it a wrap.  we head back to the door and pull it.  nope.  pull it again – notta.  that sucker was locked up tight.  so here we are on the roof, it’s cold, raining and krissy is nearly naked.  i spot some ladies smoking way over on the roof of the building next to us and i’m yelling over to them, “hey!  help!  we’re locked on the roof!!” and they don’t budge.  they yell something back, but i couldn’t hear em.  i try to get them to come over to me, but they just wave their hands and go back inside.  so i hand over my umbrella and camera and start climbing down the rusty fire escape.  i make it all the way to the bottom and go back through the front door and take the elevator back up.  but by the time i got there, the nice ladies had come to krissy’s rescue.  thanks, nice ladies.

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i was lurking through my archives and came across these shots of my friend erin.   erin came into town last year for a bit and we ended up shooting around my hood.  i couldn’t’ve taken a bad picture of erin if i tried.

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my friend damion does nice makeup, and dominique made it real easy to shoot.


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