Saturday, May 23, 2009

cool jazz with lois lane...

We were in a living room that felt like a cool jazz set when I took these shots. I was trying to get a feel for a shoot I wanted to do in the future that focused on this fascinating aspect of LL's character.

You see, she's a jazz bassist, whose secret identity is that of a med student. To say she is busy is an understatement. But we kicked back and talked. Relaxed and came up with a couple of ideas for shoots. I've Already shown you one of them here. This is the other.

The names on the shots are Jazz Musicians she admires. I think I want to incorporate their music in the set we do for the portal. What do you think?

girls with alberto ruiz pinup

A New York illustrator, Alberto Ruiz (according to his blog) spends most of his time locked in the basement, sketching women while listening to music and wasting time in cyberspace. This particular image of his caught my eye. Feel to free to check out a fascinating look into his creative process at

Thursday, May 21, 2009

a sexy moment with shereka...

a pictorial moment at Mas Camp's Shooters Lounge...

bianca...courtesy of Rock.Solid.One

An afternoon on the beach between artist and model. Photographer/Creative Rock.Solid.One and Model/Singer Bianca share time creating poignant captures. You can see more of Rock.Solid.One's works HERE.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Vanisha in Dog Day Afternoon...

a pictorial moment from the past...

Surrender from ShayGon Designs' AfroLady set...

Surrender, originally uploaded by ShayGon Designs.

Melanie "Shay" LaRocque, a South London girl of Trinidadian heritage currently in transit to the British Virgin Islands. She currently pursues her passion and life-dream of running an Art and Design Studio full-time. Check it out HERE.

A quote from the lady Shay on the series:
"When you see her coming down the road, you better make way for that Fro'. Sometimes she's down but definately not out. Sometimes she's stern but her heart is a marshmellow. Never under-estimate the power of Ms Af-Ro!"

Check out the painting in detail along with images of the rest of the series HERE.

Dark Lovely and Sheba at the Shooters Lounge

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

a tribute to lost locs, part 1

At various times in our lives we all have to shed the baggage of the past and move forward to a positive destiny much lighter than we were before.

So was the case with the Garden's future Interviewer, EMPress. My favorite awkwardly, graceful amazon steps a bit more lightly now but no less beautiful and still full of humble pride. These images are part 1 of a 2 part retrospective of former tresses.

Captures from a walk in a park.

Sheba at the Shooters Lounge...

a pictorial moment...

Monday, May 18, 2009

chris wilson's henna series...

Remix, originally uploaded by SemperNovus.

Chris Wilson is a "rabid" amateur in photography who finds taking pictures very relaxing and rewarding. Under the name SemperNovus, his is a self-confessed Flickr addict. On his page he's created a set called Henna that is definitely worth checking out.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

another moment with Dark Lovely in nature...

a black & white pictorial set with colour bookends...

a first moment...Vanisha

I spoke to Vanisha on a the phone a lot before we actually met. We'd hooked up on a Photographer/Model website called Model Mayhem when I'd actually started expanding my technical knowledge in photography and I wanted to work with some models who were expanding their portfolios, figuring we could do a bit a trade off. The idea for Pangea's Garden was, at best, just a little more than a notion. It was at a time when I thought that the idea might be more self-indulgent than anything and that what I wanted create would not have much of an audience.

We did a group shoot with a few other photographers and models in a studio that cool but afterwards we went as group to review using another location that was more suitable for group shoots

Anyway we in a concrete courtyard that allowed for interesting slices of sunlight to make way and I caught a couple of images of Vanisha in that dance of light and shadow. I looked at the images and I knew I couldn't be the only one that is moved by this.



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