Posts Tagged ‘nastassia davis’
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.
Thank you ACYE team and mentees for making this such a successful event!
A selection of my conceptual self-portrait images are currently showcased at Iona College Council of the Arts in New Rochelle, NY. Curated by the fabulous, Peridot Smith, the opening reception was last Sunday (Jan 27, 2013). Turn out was fantastic! It feels awesome sharing an exhibit with talented artists (such as Toyin Odutola, Jamel Shabazz and Chanel Kennebrew, just to name a few).
If you or anyone else you know would like to purchase my work, please call 914.637.7796 or visit http://iona.edu/artscouncil. The exhibit is up until February 21, 2013.
Check out official video footage and pictures documented for The Journal News in NY by photographer, Melissa Elian!
(Note – These links are also mobile viewable.)
Thank you for your support!
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:
Finally did something about these thoughts in my head pertaining to a song I’ve been playing on my headset for weeks. Check out Deep Cotton’s new tune “We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out”.
Creating this was fun, and a bit uncomfortable due to the cold and occasional folks passing by as I snapped away with my remote control. I’ve been wanting to do this photo for some weeks now but always had some silly excuse as to why I should put it off for another day. Well it’s here, and I love this!
It’s a photo composite where more than one image are combined into one. Background comes from Hurricane Sandy wreckage photos I shot about a month ago, and second part was shot three days ago at the same spot.
Red shoes w/ Lace Dress
Woman Wearing Red Pumps Sitting In Chair
I attempt to create a time in the early past of last century – albeit ambiguous, through the color, dress, and props. I try to evoke a particular history and politics. With this image, I believe I create an intersection between myself as individual and myself as a historical and political subject.
This was created alone in my apartment with a lamp light, digital camera and self-timer.
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