This post is long overdue, (insert big smile...) & it's been a while since I had personal pics up. A lot of you have noticed my new header. or via twitter or facebook.
My picture was taken by a photographer in Atlanta, called Thomas Dodd. At first I was going to do a header that was more burlesque, photoshopped & more of a magazine look. While looking for Atlanta photographer I came across Thomas Dodd & loved the way some of his images are a bit dark, surreal & from a different period. Then I merged the idea with the theme I was thinking of, and let him do his magic. His work varies, and is really different, so I wasn't exactly sure how the results would be, so along the way I got some cool pictures out of the process.
these are 2 of his styles I like, the first is my favorite!! he's work is beautiful and continues to change, and he's a really nice guy. (you should see it live in canvas!! amazing)
DAY OF PHOTOSHOOT
My makeup & hair (weave & styling) was done by Nneka, who's one of atlanta's best makeup artists, does fab hair and also happens to be my cousin.
& these are some behind the the scenes, most you havent seen before:
Thanks to everyone on facebook that helped me vote for my header!!!it truly meant a lot.
& the design was done by me & Ola. and he put the twitter thing in it, and came of with the font.
so the finale of my header is what you see now.
Anyways after a long days work, I took my ass partying with ma girls at Eros (yeah they're my girls from Miami), then went partying with the guys at Primal.
Pictures at Eros with Nneka, , Nk (cynthia), Danielle, Dominique:
omg the bang bang shrimp @ Eros Tapas Atlanta was the bomb!
When we were done. decided I still wanted to party so headed out to party with Shaun (not in pics) & Hugo.
Primal is huge, tons of rooms, people arent even aware that there's a section outside:
ha ha we were laughing cuz I kept taking pictures and deleting them cuz I looked like crap in all of them and sweaty!! finally ones decent:
I had soo..... much fun that day & night, even though the rain tried to ruin the shoot, it came out well. I partied with ma people & had a blast. Goodbye Summer. I'll miss you!
After this whole experience I've realized that sometimes you have to be clear on what you want, especially if you have a vision in your head, and it might be different from what a creative expert might prefer, and it's hard to find a balance between getting what you want and not pissing people off & keeping everyone happy. It was a lovely experience, and these are all great people to work with, that will take your ideas into consideration, and work with you, revision after revision with patience
Websites of the Artists
Thomas Dodd - Photographer
Nneka - Atlanta Hair & Makeup Artist
Ola - helped with adding twitter & header design
My website - I designed my site, its based off a free blogger.com template- minima black & I did the rest (people tend to ask). I have a love affair with photoshop & art.
Eros Tapas - club/ lounge nice place to hang out during the day
Primal - Club in atl (I go black, white, or asian night I dont care I have fun)
hope you enjoyed the pics!