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Live, Laugh, Light Paint!

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Special S/O to my homie Jason Schultz of The Weekend Pilots, for collaborating with me on many of these light formations! Also, thanks to Anna, Candace, Kaitlin, Blair, Steven and Matthew (all the people in the images below) for your help being human tripods and beautiful subjects for my camera.

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Jason Schultz of The Weekend Pilots as “The Margate Merman”.

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—–Earlier that day…

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July 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Let your light SHINE…

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"God is Good" by Nastassia Davis

“God is Good” by Nastassia Davis

AC Girl Scouts Self-Esteem Light Paint Workshop

AC Girl Scouts Self-Esteem Light Paint Workshop
"Nastassia, Light Painter" by Nastassia Davis

“Nastassia, Light Painter” by Nastassia Davis

"Futuristic Family on Sofa" by Nastassia Davis

“Futuristic Family on Sofa” by Nastassia Davis

"Futuristic Boy on Sofa" by Nastassia Davis

“Futuristic Boy on Sofa” by Nastassia Davis

"Clear mind, Full heart" by Nastassia Davis

“Clear mind, Full heart” by Nastassia Davis

"Arise" by Nastassia Davis

“Arise” by Nastassia Davis

"Dream" by Artist Photographer, Nastassia Davis

“Dream” by Artist Photographer, Nastassia Davis

"Graduate with Honors" by Artist Photographer Nastassia Davis

“Graduate with Honors” by Artist Photographer Nastassia Davis

"Follow Your Gut / Sigue Tu Instinto" by Artist Photographer, Nastassia Davis

“Follow Your Gut / Sigue Tu Instinto” by Artist Photographer, Nastassia Davis

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June 30, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Photo “Self Esteem” Workshop (AC Girl Scouts)

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Special thanks to Troop Leaders Mrs. Butler & Mrs. Dare-Gentile, AC Girl Scouts and Principal Mrs. Burroughs at Dr. Martin Luther King School for having this fun and educational activity.

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June 12, 2013 at 10:25 am

“Getting exposed to art” N Davis Light Workshop in AC PRESS

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N Davis light workshop at Boys & Girls Club published in AC PRESS.

N Davis light workshop with AC Youth Exposure at the Boys & Girls Club published in AC PRESS.

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March 14, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Youth Self-Esteem Exercise Through Light Painting

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Jordan Langford, 13, Atlantic City, is an AC Youth Exposure mentee, light paints during the “Light Workshop” conducted by photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

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Robert Dade, 12, Atlantic City, a mentee of AC Youth Exposure from Atlantic City light paints during the “Light Workshop” conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013..

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Raquel White, 15, Atlantic City, a Jr. mentee of Youth Exposure from Atlantic City light paints during the “Light Workshop” conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

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Mia Concepcion, 14, Atlantic City, a mentee of AC Youth Exposure light paints during the “Light Workshop” conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Lamar Bruckler, 15, a Jr. mentee of Youth Exposure from Atlantic City, participates in the "Light Workshop" conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Lamar Bruckler, 15, a Jr. mentee of Youth Exposure from Atlantic City, participates in the “Light Workshop” conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Shay Steele, 12, a mentee of Youth Exposure from Atlantic City, participates in the "Light Workshop" conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Shay Steele, 12, a mentee of Youth Exposure from Atlantic City, participates in the “Light Workshop” conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Kay'leece Barnes of Atlantic City, 12, a mentee of AC Youth Exposure light paints during the "Light Workshop" conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Kay’leece Barnes of Atlantic City, 12, a mentee of AC Youth Exposure light paints during the “Light Workshop” conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

One of the most powerful ways to build high self-esteem in others is by recognizing  exactly what makes them so unique. The importance of believing in oneself from an early age, is mentally healthy, strengthens confidence and opens up an array of possibilities for that person to help them be great citizens of 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.”

For my youth photo workshop, I conducted an educational and fun light painting exercise with “AC Youth Exposure” to send out a message of self-love to help inspire the community. The mentees came up with a word that they felt best described themselves or something they want to do – drew their words in the air while I photographed them.

Youth Exposure of AC at The Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Adults of AC Youth Exposure (Natalie Devonish, Erika Moore, Jameka Moore, Joseph Carter) and AC Mentees (Raquel White, Saniya Thomas, Kay’Leece Barnes, Ronique Phillips, Princess Turner, Jasir Turner, Lamar Bruckler, Shay Steele, Rashad Kirkland, Zion Bond, Robert Dade, Jordan Langford, Rodjohnnay Thomas, Nafi Hinson, Ta’Najah Smith, Jasmine Cruzado, Mia Concepcion, Elijah Brown, Tynayjah Dillard) at The Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Thank you ACYE team and mentees for making this such a successful event!

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Follow Your Heart?

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brain-heart connection,

Light paint heart and brain over silhouette. Photographed and modeled by Nastassia Davis

Partially dedicated to all the silly or stupid things I’ve done due to my emotions. The two don’t always like working together.

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

Light Paint Collab w/ Kingdom Academy Youth – Pleasantville, NJ

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I had the awesome opportunity to guest speak about my photography work at the Pleasantville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. This year’s program includes dozens of fun activities to fit a variety of interest and I was delighted to share my work to the youth, who ranged from ages 9 to 12 years old, as an art photographer.

Here are the materials for the presentation.

– My Mac
– Led flashlights for space writing exercise.
– 35mm Canon film camera & Yashica Copal

Before the project, we looked through some old-fashioned camera lenses. As I showed a selection of my digital self portraits, they had some interesting thoughts to share on the work, such as this photo. “Freedom!” “Woman of Justice!” “Someone who stands up for what they believe in!” were some of their responses. I told them no matter the age, young or old, they should always stand up for what is right. Be it in their respective communities or the world, being a leader and positive example for friends, peers and family members is something they should always strive to do.

Now it was time to begin my favorite part of the presentation – creating live art! I showed them this photo and explained the process. Space writing started around 1889 in an attempt to study the movements of human beings to horses. Fast forward to 1949, I showed them the interesting images of Picasso’s light paintings. Each of them were assigned a single letter that they created in the dark. Together the letters form the phrase “Stop The Violence!” which is a message we feel needs to be heard in our hometown of Atlantic City and within the communities across the nation suffering from senseless homicides.

Rest in peace to the victims of the Colorado Movie Theater for Batman. We must do something about gun control in America. I don’t understand how it’s legally possible to obtain a Glock pistol and the AR-15 assault rifle and shoot up a theater of innocent movie-goers. The homicides by the youth in my hometown and crimes like this across America really upset me.

We got to do better. I pray we can find the solutions and work to put them to action soon.

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July 27, 2012 at 1:08 pm