Thursday, February 11, 2010

A really late, really long post

First for the year. Not that I haven't thought about updating, but the words weren't there, and I like to write a bit before I post more work. I'll be writing a lot more soon, have an upcoming website that will be a place to channel my experiences in something other than photography and design....but it may find a link from time to time.

I turned 25 today. Spent it stuffing my face , galavanting in the laura-mobile and writing "thank you :)" on my Facebook wall. I've never typed :) so much in one day. That's just me, yuh know, breaking meaningful records and whatnot /flex. I don't have a problem with getting older, I think once you fill your life with hard work and good things it's much easier to look back at the years past and nod with approval without thinking krist almeaty I'm getting old. That's just me. I'm rambling.

I have a tonne of backlogged work to post so please bare with the scrolling!

First set of pictures is a small shoot I did with a girl I met at a Martin Parr show in January. Her name is Fan and we shot this very last minute session at Normandie Hotel. Hair and makeup by Emily Quesnel. Dresses by yours truly (no I didn't design them, they're from ye olde cluttered closet)




The next set is from a session done at Paprika restaurant in Cocorite, Trinidad. For all the Trinis ,and those visiting, it's on the left just a few buildings after Peakes gas station. Drive slowly and keep your eyes out for the sign! We got to use masks made from the same company that did the ones in Eyes Wide Shut. Made me wanna grab some paper and glue and try a ting. Models are Chris Steel and Ashley Fifi in Meiling designs. Hair and makeup by Emily Quesnel.

there's something lurking in one of the mirrors

Next is from a shoot (that I did not photograph but I snuck a few of my own shots in between) that I was actually modeling for! MACO People's latest issue has a feature on seven women in Trinidad representing their fields of work. I represented photography. Teneille Newallo (below) is an actress. Makeup by Gianna Barcant, dress by Heather Jones.

Shot at Rumore, one of the Magnificent Seven houses around the Savannah. It's old, falling apart, and I love it.

Now this is far from the pretty pictures of pretty girls in pretty makeup, just complete lack of prettyrisation, and really just something that I had in my head for a year and never did. Til one lonely night in January... This is Ode To Woodbrook, my neighbourhood...and no one can argue with this, one just ran under the couch (sleep over by me guyz!) I swear one day I'm gonna walk in on this. Incoming awesome rap:

Ode to Woodbrook

If you feel me, put your Bop in the air
if you feel me, where your Baygon at

I come home, I lie down
It;s been a long week
I suddenly hear
the little feet (little feet)

and in a flash
I'm dual wielding cans
listening for the sound
of little hands (little hands)

But I know you roach
I know how you move
I see you in the corner
cue flying shoe

the shoe missed
time for second phase
two cans emptied
on your face (little face)

Back to pretty girls

singer Ami Richardson, London

When sunsets attack

dress by Heather Jones

Trinidadian band The Yahdees

RIGHT! Now to have my birthday dinner.


オテモヤン said...
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Angie said...

happy belated chick!

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