October 7, 2011
For those who are familiar with tumblr, the term GPOY is a tag accompanied by a picture of oneself, or perhaps a photo that represents them or what they do. It can mean “Gratuitous picture of yourself” or “Good picture of yourself” or something like that. Well anyway, here’s a candid shot of myself during the Detroit Fashion Week closing night on Saturday September 24 at the Detroit main public library. Photo Credit: Jason Ramon
I was in the house to take runway photos for my fashion blog, Motown Couture, at the Real Detroit Weekly website. I am using my dinky Olympus E-420 – it’s considered a compact DLSR camera and it does me pretty good. It’s very lightweight and streamlined; the only trade-ins for its convenient size is that it doesn’t have image stabilizer nor video, but it’s all good, I get by. I don’t consider myself a photographer per se, I just take runway photos for my blog – plus, I might be one of the few people in the city that knows proper fashion show photo composition – not to say that I’m an expert or anything. We’ll save that discussion for another time.
I have to admit, I did have trouble with the runway set-up & lighting at the event. If you know me, then you know I despise using flash for the runway, however, I decided to use it after seeing the models blend in too much with the guests in the background, especially at the angle I was in. Since my external flash takes a few seconds to recharge after a shot, I was only able to take one frame of each look at a time, so it was literally a hit or miss. Enough of the boring stuff, be sure to check out the photos & event coverage at Motown Couture.
March 8, 2011
photos via: Cindy Chu
My good friend & road dawg, Cindy Chu also known as Cindy Slick, had some of her original photo work featured in a literary publication aptly named, “Coon Bidness Magazine.” The mag is Harlem-based & covers writings, art, & politics, interestingly enough. Founder Greg Tate describes it as,
“Highbrow but raunchy. Classy but nasty. Charming but racy. Vulgar but impeccable. Tart but smart. Radical but tactical. Militant but pretty like a mutha.” source
Slick’s shot was taken place at Detroit’s own 5eGallery some time last winter for – I want to say – a J Dilla album release party. You see me applauding at the front of the row alongside my homegirls, Piper Carter, LaLa Trips, & Robyn Maria. Shortly after this shot, a Soul Train line took place.
Check Coon Bidness’ debut issue, “The Critical Ass Issue” at MagCloud. The cover image is indeed intriguing, so foul, yet amazing at the same time. I’m with it. To see more about it, visit the Coon Bidness Facebook page HERE.
August 4, 2010
A peek on Vanity: The Premiere Fashion Experience. Here we show a preview of the collections presented at the recent event held in Detroit on Saturday July 31st at the astounding Max M Fisher Theatre.
In order of appearance, we exhibit these designers: Black Confederacy, Cameron Zachery, Love Life Swagger, Williams Collection, NDCYSVE & Buttons by Rodney McDonald, Jkatdor, AYV Clothing, Cedi, Addiction, Love Stitch, Alexander Ali, Fleur’ty by JL Designs, N’Kesh Collection, Miss Behaven, Styling by Fanciee, Jewelry by B-Flyy Creations.
August 1, 2010
Photography by Lens Exposure
Peoples from my home of the Bay Area California. Check the rest of the shoot on the flipside: Read the rest of this entry »
June 7, 2010
Photos from “The Wait Is Over…” hair & fashion show.. on May 23, 2010 at 1515 Broadway in Detroit.
The fashion show consisted of Dorothy Elizabeth designs, Hardcore Detroit apparel, Mahogany Music apparel, Rina Co styles, jewelry by B-Flyy Creations, & a collection from Nubian Soul. Live performances by NameTag & J Tait.
I worked as the backstage manager during this event.. I only posted photos from the live performances & fashion show segments. See the rest of the show photos at Ohene Photography..
May 22, 2010
May 21, 2010
Grand opening for
a photography collective.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
5:00pm – 7:00pm
1602 Rochester dr
Royal Oak, MI
Featuring the photographic stylings of:
This will be a classier affair and not a dance party, unlike some of DE’s previous events ;]. So come enjoy the photography, the new digs and the company, and see what DetroitExposure Studio can do for you!
Music provided by Craig Hejka
Snacks and drinks will be provided.