“Real Love/Cake Up” by Chelsea Denea

20 04 2016

12523919_1130880246922283_3241004685554928301_n

Hey everyone! Welcome to my second post of the month. This one will be short.

 

Produced by D.O.C., “Real Love/Cake Up” is by Chelsey Denea, who is based out of Albany, NY. Give it a look and keep an eye for more music from her as well as other artists from the 518 such as D.O.C. and D3v.

Links:

Chelsey Denea’s Twitter

D.O.C.’s Twitter





Photography Session with Maria Manrique and New Album coming by D.O.C.

7 05 2015

Hey what’s up everyone? Welcome to another edition of my blog. Today, I will showcase another addition to the photography session as well as showcase new music by D.O.C.

maria3In this edition of the photography session, I shot this photo in mid April with Maria. Like the previous picture with Jenna, I wanted to make interesting results with tweaking the coloring. So while editing, I searched on youtube and came across a tutorial on the “Nashville” color effect that’s usually seen on instagram. The steps they showed were easy to follow and by the time I finished, I ended up with the photo you see right now. In case you were wondering, the tutorial I watched is by Retutpro.

Album will come out on 5/22.

Album will come out on 5/22.

And in the music world, D.O.C. is currently prepping his next album, “Matter of Time,” for a 5/22 release. If you check out his soundcloud page (I’ll post the link below), you can expect the album to be as good as the music on his page. In the above video, D.O.C. is creating another beat in his lab and also does a little bit of freestyling. So mark your calenders and keep an eye out for when his album is released.

Links:

Couture Modeling

Couture Modeling Facebook Page

Retutpro Facebook Page

D.O.C. Soundcloud Page





Photography Session: Maria Manrique and New Music by D.O.C.

25 03 2015

Hey what’s up everyone? Welcome to another edition of my blog. Today will be short as I go over a couple things.

maria outside

Model Maria Manrique

First up is another addition to my ever growing photography session series. I took this shot of Maria over the weekend and I love the fact that I had her in perfect focus. I had my settings at f/4, 1/125th shutter speed, and 125 ISO for this one and then decided it looked better in black and white when it came to the post production phase.

D.O.C.

D.O.C.

And in the music world, D.O.C. released the music video to his latest single, “Believe.” Give it a watch and also check out his soundcloud page as he has been releasing a lot of good music. I’ll post the link below.

Links

Couture Modeling

Couture Modeling Facebook Page

D.O.C. Soundcloud Page





Soul Food:New Music by E. Joox and Lucid Dreams

10 09 2014

What’s up everyone? Welcome to another installment of my blog. It’s the midway point of the week and we have new music released by a couple artists that you should be familiar with. As you’ll see, I didn’t write much as I believe the music will speak for itself.

E. Joox

E. Joox

Always staying busy and grinding away, E. Joox has had a great 2014 so far. Earlier in the week, he released the video for his single, “Soul Food.” Off of his recent EP, “Black in America,” it’s 4 minutes of storytelling that hits you inside. Definitely worth a listen.

D.O.C.

D.O.C.

Another video to check out is by D.O.C. Although released near the end of last month, “Fire Flies” is off the upcoming project, #thecountdown.

And this was released yesterday. Featuring D.O.C. and D3V, the name of the song is U.A.K. (U Already Know) by Ace Supreme.

Links:

E. Joox Facebook

Joox Twitter

D.O.C. Twitter

 





4th of July Special: Spirit Animal, Dev, I Said Cut, Jolimage, and Hevn’ Li Angel

4 07 2014

Hey what’s up everyone? It’s another installment of my blog. July is slowly getting underway as the fourth of July weekend is upon us. It will be nice to possibly see fireworks after what has been a gloomy few days of on and off rain. But as we wait until night falls to see the show, I figured my blog post can in some way entertain you.

Spirit Animal

Spirit Animal

Released near the end of last month, I was fortunate to work alongside a great group of people on the “BST FRNDS” music video by Spirit Animal. Directed by Kris Merc and Dped by Ahmed Klink, the video premiered on MtvU and has been well received.

D3V and Tha Beat God

D3V and Tha Beat God

In other music news, Dev McCray has just released his music video for his single, “King Sh*t,” featuring Slim Rogers. The song is off of his album, Labor II, which is currently available on Itunes. And another bit of great news. Dev, alongside with Tha Beat God, are both scheduled to open for Snoop Dogg at the Upstate Concert Hall on July 11th. Link will be posted below if you want to buy tickets for the show.

10402510_10152496789668194_7843186301222536920_n

As requested by Tara Latorre, I would like to make a mention of a project that will be shown later this year. I Said Cut Production is currently in the production phase of their film, “July.” The film will be shot entirely in the Hudson Valley, mostly in Beacon and Wallkill.

5

Before I made this post, I asked on facebook if anyone wanted anything posted that related to what they were working on. Just like Tara, Cory Barthelemy made a request to have something promoted. Not too long ago, he started a clothing line called Jolimages. While it’s still in the early stages, it’s already being showcased at events with the most notable being the red carpet event of the season finale of MTV’s, “Are you the one.” To check out some of their clothing products, take a look at the website, which will be posted below.

Hevn' Li Angel

Hevn’ Li Angel

In the last bit of news, I’m gonna showcase another artist. A couple days ago, I got an email from Hevn’Li Angel asking me to put her in my blog. After checking out some of the links she posted in the email, I became interested in her work. She’s a Christian rapper who is from San Diego. She’s currently on tour and not too along, she released her latest mixtape, “To Whom It May Concern Vol. 1.” The mixtape is free for download on her website, which I will post below.

Links

Spirit Animal

July 11th Snoop Dogg Show

I Said Cut Productions

Jolimages

Hevn’ Li Angel’s Official Website





Latest Videos from Doppelgangaz, D3V, and Baron Fig

1 04 2014

Hey what’s up everyone? Welcome to another installment of my blog. It’s now the beginning of April and the end of the long winter season (hopefully). And with the warm weather coming in, along with it comes a good amount of film and tv work. So, while a decent run at the beginning of the year, it’ll be nice to work without freezing to death.

1947734_10154036401955565_1615710548_n

The Doppelgangaz

Later in the week, I will purchase the Doppelgangaz latest album, “Peace Kehd.” Based on the reviews, it’s a shame that I don’t have it yet. Along with the positive reviews, their videos have been well received as of late. Their latest video, “Live Rugged,” has passed 9500 views since it’s release on March 26th.

1148762_10203394596969455_1283155424_n

And in other music news, the guys at Lucid Dreams have released their latest chapter of the ThatLucidLifeTV series. On the set of his upcoming music video, D3v talks about his single as well as him and Doc discussing their mixtapes.

bf_homepage_city_03

Baron Fig

This video was shot for the company, Baron Fig. The company specializes in designing notebooks. The lighting for this video was done by my friend, AJ DeSimone, who also has a small cameo.

Links:

Doppelgangaz Facebook Page

Doppelgangaz Twitter Page

D3v Facebook Page

D3v Twitter Page

The Baron Fig





Return from the Hiatus

13 03 2014

After more than a month away from the last blog, I’m finally back. The month of February was a fun filled one for me. I worked on a feature that took place in the Kingston area. It was fun setting up lights in blizzard like conditions and bonding with a crew that mostly consisted of those that you worked with. It was a great time that was unfortunately cut short due to car issues. But I didn’t let that get me down too much. After getting my car fixed, I got to be an extra on a big budget movie for a day, I worked on a short film for two days, saw a friend premiere her first film as a director, and I recently got finished working on a commercial. So, during this stretch, I was reminded of a important lesson that I learned when I was starting out. Always keep your head up and no matter what, keep pushing forward. I applied that and thankfully, I overcame a little adversity.

dev mcray and doc

During my stretch of work, the Doppelgangaz released their latest album, “Peace Kehd.” I wasn’t able to blog on it at the time and I also still have yet to purchase the album, lol. So that’ll be for another blog. However, I have other music news to share. D3v and Docondabeat have released their first videoblog. In the coming months, both will release their albums, with “Young Rich and Famous” dropping on 4/22 followed by “Labor 2” on 5/5. So keep an eye out for them.

adult children

And during my “Hiatus,” a few friends of mine have premiered their films. Emily Carragher premiered her short, “Adult Children,” which was her first film as a director. A film about coping with the sudden loss of a loved one, I was able to catch it when it showed at the Rosendale Theater and it was time well spent.

Samantha Light, Director of "Cold Axe Bitch"

Samantha Light, Director of “Cold Axe Bitch”

Earlier in the week, another friend of mine premiered her short. Samantha Light uploaded her short, “Cold Axe Bitch,” to youtube. A commercial and short movie tied into one, it’s a unique and creative way of showcasing the Axe Body Spray product. Check it out and make sure to leave comments to let everyone what you think.