Posts Tagged ‘Atlantic City’
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Great show! Proceeds benefits One Billing Rising and The Atlantic County Women’s Center.
One of the most powerful ways to build self-esteem in girls and boys is by pointing out exactly what makes them so unique. The importance of believing in oneself from an early age, is not only mentally healthy, but it cultivates confidence and opens up an array of possibilities that will inspire them inside, their peers and perhaps the world.
In the words of Oprah Winphrey, one of our world’s most influential, powerful leaders, “Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.”
I conducted an educational and fun light painting workshop with “Youth Exposure of AC” to send out a message of self-love to help inspire the community. I taught “AC Youth Exposure” mentees how to draw adjectives or inspiring words in a dark space during my youth self-esteem workshop. They had to think about positive words to inspire or characteristics they felt described them best. These finally images are composed of two layers, straight from the camera.
Thank you ACYE team and mentees for making this such a successful event!
Many across the nation have been donating clothes, money and food to the victims of this storm. I know Fema still provides help up until December 15, 2012. I’ve already donated clothes myself. Operation Hat Trick in Atlantic City raises $500,000 for Sandy charities and other great things are going on to help those in need.
I created this self portrait, partially inspired by Deep Cotton‘s Song, “We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out” as a fun photo exercise which actually embodies the support we all have been giving. The lyrics “Who will cook? Who will clean? Who you paint the fence?” go hand in hand to what everyone here is doing and has done to help provide.
For more info on how you can make a difference, please click on these links below:
On one of the hottest nights of the summer, legendary singer, Mary J Blige brings her new 2012 tour to Ceasars Casino, Maximus Circus Theater. Before “The Queen”, as DJ Webstar frequently calls her, hits the stage he opens up with an hour long jam session of classic Mary tunes and popular 90′s R&B songs that gets the crowd 2-steppin’ and head shakin’ in no time. It definitely felt like the hottest summer block party was going down right here in AC!
Just as Mary came on, so much energy went flying through the roof from all her loyal and longtime supporters. Loud booming bass and colorful flashing strobe lights filled the theater whilst she proudly strutted to the front of the stage. Camera phones were out with the quickness to capture a glimpse of their “Soul Queen”!
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Night life & Concerts in Atlantic City for the ACWEEKLY.com. These are some of my favs from events I covered over the past few weeks.
- Trey Songz @ Trump Taj Mahal -
- Dropkick Murphys @ House Of Blues -
- The Dubstep Awards @ The House Of Blues -
Running Of The Leprechauns @ Tropicana Casino.
Want to know what else is happening in AC? Check it here.
I participated in a modeling shoot a couple weeks back. Had a lot of fun working with photogs, Luis Silos, Craig Billow and the lovely ballerina, Sarah Lonngren while learning some new outdoor and indoor studio lighting techniques. What a fun (and FREEEEZING) day this was! Here are a couple candids of the team + portraits of the dancer.
It felt like 20 degrees with the chilling winds but Sara handled this like a pro. What a trooper! These are the shots I quickly took of her before my fingers lost their feeling!
Us at the end of our hard working day! More to come.
Life is a beautiful thing when you can share it with someone you truly love. High school sweethearts, Carl & Essence, are getting married and they hired me to be their official engagement photographer. I love vintage styles, so I requested they come dressed in their best vintage attire, circa 1930s-40s. December 18, 2011, we met at Caesars Casino in Atlantic City and immediately started shooting. My favorite moments are those I could catch spontaneously with my lens, but often I had to direct them to “turn this way” or “place your hand there” since they really wanted to follow my lead.
Below is a selection of images and special quotes from each other.
“Essence makes love easy. She always knows what to say and when not to say it. She is a great friend, person and woman. I’m glad to spend the rest of my life with one of my best friends.” ~ Carl
“I knew this relationship would be everlasting when I realized that I could deal with Carl’s worst days over most people’s best days. Everything about him warms my heart. To call him my real-life prince charming is an understatement.” ~Essence
Ms. Rachel Pearl. I met a really cool artist at the Elephant Talk Indie Music Festival this past weekend in Atlantic City. She’s an up & coming singer-songwriter with an old school jazzy voice that’s so lovely. I couldn’t get enough of it since discovering her a few days ago. She sang some of her original material, such as “Baby Blue,” “Hello, Officer” and did fantastic covers to Katy Perry, Britney Spears & Peggy Lee’s “I’m a Woman.”
Check out some of my favorite youtube videos here: (I love these!!)
Charming & stylish.
That uk!!! Plus the lyrics are so cute.
Her official music video for single “Like A Video”.
Friend and music partner, Merry Ellen Kirk, also traveled from Nashville, TN for the festival. Both of these ladies definitely were my favorite out of all the acts represented because I felt they truly embodied what true music artistry is all about. Merry Ellen Kirk’s voice was simply beautiful.
Her music video for “Blinding Me”. She sang this live and everyone was so deeply tuned in throughout her entire segment. It was refreshing to say the least. After one of her songs, Rachel, who sang with her proudly whispered to me, “That’s MY friend.”