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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Back after the hiatus: New music from L-Squad

11 07 2016
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It’s been a fairly busy two months since the last post.

Hey everyone. Welcome to another installment of my blog. It’s been two months since my last post and it’s been a fairly busy two months.

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From two weeks ago.

I’ve been almost all over the state of New York as well as parts of Connecticut where I’m either on a commercial set or working a road race. With so much travel, it’s been somewhat hard to do anything else. And with the summer upon us, it’s only going to get even more busy. But I’m up to the challenge of keeping my blog updated and filling you in on what’s going on around me.

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L-Squad

Because my post will be short today, I will end it with some new music. The song is called “U Already Know,” and it’s by the group, L-Squad. They’re based out of the Hudson Valley and their single is off of their EP titled, #WTT (Watch The Takeover). So watch and share the video and enjoy the rest of this fine week as I will myself.

Links:

L-Squad Facebook Page





“Real Love/Cake Up” by Chelsea Denea

20 04 2016

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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





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.

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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





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.

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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.

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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





Music Video by Jeff Rosenstock, New Episode of “Small Miracles,” and New Shirts from Germany

29 01 2015

Hey everyone. Another installment of my blog is upon us. This one will be short as I will only discuss a few things. One minor note, part 2 of Stefani’s transformation will be up soon. So I know a lot of you can’t wait for that one.

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Jeff Rosenstock

Released yesterday, I worked on this music video alongside Ben Carey (DP), Bryan Schlam (Director), and slew of great crew members. Though I couldn’t stay for the whole shoot, it was a blast helping put it all together. The band was great and the whole atmosphere was very lively. If you want to follow the band, Ill post the links to their facebook page and their tour dates.

Still from the latest episode of "Small Miracles>"

Still from the latest episode of “Small Miracles.”

Another video released not too long ago is the latest episode of “Small Miracles.” Shot in Saugerties last year, this episode centers around a dentist who becomes separated from his wife during the Nazi invasion of Poland and goes on a journey to reconnect with her. Follow the link here to view the episode.

frontAnd one last thing. A friend of mine from Germany is currently getting into the t-shirt business and is selling one of his first designs. If interested, follow the link below.

Links:

Jeff Rosenstock

Alan’s T-shirt