2017 Weekly Roundup 1: E Joox Music Video and Chasaity Colon

26 02 2017

Hey what’s up everyone? Welcome back to my blog. Today marks the first of what I hope will be a weekly roundup series. Each week, I will keep everyone up to date about what’s going on around me and the people I know who are trying to make their way in their respective craft. Today will only cover two things but it will be more expansive.

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E Joox

Though I have hardly covered him, E Joox has been steadily moving along in the music world. Recently, he has linked up with Hailz Calmlee and Rudy Rush of offdabloc records to make the music video for the single, “Off Da Bloc.” With almost two months into the year, E Joox is already collaborating with other artists and we’ll definitely more material come from him as the year progresses.

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Chasaity Colon (Couture Modeling Agency)

And in the modeling world, there are some who are moving up in the world. Chasaity Colon has been featured in my photography posts on a few occasions so everyone should be familiar with her. Lately, she has been featured in ads for Against All Odds and this past week, they unveiled new photos including the one above. So if you walk into any AAO Clothing stores, I guarantee you’ll see her face along the walls. Congratulations Chasaity!

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And lastly for today, there’s me. This past week has been slow as I only worked on an overnighter and spent the rest of my time trying to keep myself in shape. But overall, this has been a fairly good week for me and everyone else. So stay tuned for next weekend as things will get more interesting as the year goes along.

Links:

E Joox Twitter Page

Couture Modeling Agency

Chasaity Colon’s Page

Against All Odds

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First Post of August: New Couture Modeling Pictures and Phan Media

2 08 2015

Hey what’s up everyone? Welcome to another installment of my blog. Today marks the first post of August. Although it’s not too special, I feel like a lot of good things will happen this month so I can’t wait.

Angiee Hunt

Model: Angiee Hunt

Today will be short as I have little to go over. This past Friday, I photographed some good shots of a couple models from the Couture Modeling Agency. The above picture of Angiee was taken outside of the studio. In a fairly wooded area, I found a good spot where she wouldn’t be struck by patches of sunlight on her face.

Model Jacqueline Zdanis

Model: Jacqueline Zdanis

The above photo of Jacqueline was taken at the Beacon Train Station. Because there were a good number of people already in the park area, working to avoid getting them in any of my shots forced me to work in certain areas. Fortunately, the spots we chose was workable for everyone and we managed to get some good photography.

And before I go, definitely give this video a watch. This is the first episode of Phan Media, a web show that focuses on the world of creative arts in the hudson valley region. Shawn Strong put a lot of time and effort into making this project happen and now it’s finally here. Be sure to check out the links below and keep an eye out for the second episode, which will air later in the month.

Links:

Couture Modeling

Couture Modeling Facebook Page

Phan Media

Phan Media Facebook Page





The end of June: Doppelgangaz, new picture of Chasaity Colon, and a upcoming workshop

29 06 2015

Hey what’s up everyone? Welcome to another installment of my blog. As of late, this month has been a fairly busy one for me. However, I have time today to make this post just as the end of June is upon us.

The Doppelgangaz

The Doppelgangaz

I haven’t spent much time talking about what’s been happening in the music world due to my busy schedule and I’m happy that I have time to do so today. Earlier in the month, The Doppelgangaz released their digital album, “Parts Unknown.” If you go on their website, you’ll be able to download it for free. While this go around only features eight tracks, it’s quality music that’s enough to hold you til their next album release.

And recently, they uploaded the music video to their single, “Rox Wid Her.”

11537809_10155776304395565_1761960050144448681_nAnd one last piece of doppelgangaz news. If you live overseas, the group will be performing at this year’s Airfield Festival in Romania. If interested, the link will be posted below.

Model: Chasaity Colon

Model: Chasaity Colon

In the last bit of news, here’s another photo I shot and edited of model Chasaity Colon. I shot this earlier in the month and was able to find time to edit it over the weekend. And before I go, I want to make one very last note.

1559760_10153959359499202_7575043255117221762_nOn July 11th, we’re holding a workshop at the studio for those who want to update their portfolios. If interested, all the information is in the above picture and we still have some spots available. Can’t wait to see you there!

Links:

Doppelgangaz Facebook Page

Doppelgangaz Official Site

Airfield Festival

Chasaity Colon

Couture Modeling

Couture Modeling Facebook Page





First Post of June: New Pic of Stefanie Perry

6 06 2015

Hey! Welcome to another installment of my blog. It’s been a long time between now and my previous post as my schedule has been fairly busy. I was originally going to make one mega post but because I’m short on time, I’ll save it for later. But for now, I want to debut a new picture.

stefani2I just finished this earlier today. If you’ve been following my photography session posts, you’ve noticed right away that there’s a great improvement on the editing. I shot this photo back in early May on the main street of Beacon, NY. A few days afterwards, I looked up a few more videos on youtube on skin retouching and I found a good one that was easy to follow. Utilizing duplicate layers and a combination of different tools and blending modes, the process was more time consuming (it took a little over 2 hours) but was worth the result that came of it.

Links:

Couture Modeling

Stefanie’s Page on Couture Modeling

Couture Modeling Facebook Page





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





The Last Stretch of April: King Jack and New Photo featuring Jenna Brand

25 04 2015

The end of April is slowly approaching for everyone and what better way than to spend the last few days checking out my blog! As I head into the last week of the month, I prepare to leave the month of April on a good note. After going through one the worst cold stretches I ever had to start the year, it’s nice to get a good amount of work in and anticipate paychecks coming in. So hopefully the month of May will continue the good stretch.

And as April comes to a close, so does the Tribeca Film Festival. I wasn’t able to attend the festivities this year, but I’m happy to hear that a film I worked on is getting rave reviews.

King Jack

King Jack

If you haven’t seen “King Jack” yet, the last showing will be at 2:30pm today at the Chelsea Bowtie Cinema. Directed by Felix Thompson, the film has received positive reviews from sites such as Reel News Daily and Collider.com, along with great appraisal from moviegoers. So if you miss out on tomorrow, I’m sure there’s a great chance it will be shown at future film festivals. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’ll show at this year’s Woodstock Film Festival. Check out the links below as they constantly update their sites with information regarding “King Jack.”

Jenna Brand

Jenna Brand

As the production season is slowly getting into the swing of things, I will have more to write about in my later posts. Fortunately, I have another photo to showcase before I leave.

Shot near the entrance to the Couture Modeling studio, I managed to get this shot and a few others before the sun broke through. Although I’ve been experimenting with different retouching strategies as of late, I didn’t have to do much with this photo as I spent more time on tweaking the coloring. I was aiming for a “Spring” feel with the coloring and by the looks of it, I think I’ve achieved that goal. Special thanks to Bri Quigley and Nicole Latty for the hair and makeup work and to Jenna Brand for allowing me to take this great photo of her!

Links

King Jack

King Jack Facebook Page

Couture Modeling

Couture Modeling Facebook





Photography Session: Vicktoryah Michelle and More Couture Modeling News

15 04 2015

Hey everyone! Welcome to another installment of my blog. With the spring season starting up, my line of work has started up along with. I just got off a small shoot two days ago and will be on a couple more the rest of the week. So my posts unfortunately will not be made on a consistent basis. But I have time today, so that’s all that matters.

Vicktoryah Michelle

Vicktoryah Michelle

Today is another edition of the photography session. I took this shot of Vicktoryah near the end of March. Near route 9 in Wappingers Falls, we found a mini park area to shoot a few pics. It was kind of a gloomy day so when it came to post production, I originally had the picture in black and white. But last night, I watched a couple videos on youtube that dealt with tweaking colors. Using what I learned, I tweaked the coloring a little bit so it wouldn’t become distracting and I came away impressed with the results.

11150482_969242139753998_639814633564077713_nAnd before I go, a last bit of news. If you have a interest in modeling, Couture Modeling is holding a model search on April 25th at the South Side Bar & Grille in Mahopac. Contact info is in the above picture if you want to find out more about the event.

Links:

Couture Modeling

Couture Modeling Facebook Page