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“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will — through work — bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art ida.’ And the belief that process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every day. Today, you know what you’ll do, you could be doing what you were doing yesterday, and tomorrow you are gonna do what you didid today, and at least for a certain period of time you can just work. If you hang in there, you will get somewhere.” - Chuck Close via Inside the Painter’s Studio
Last week I worked with Jonathan H. from Modelogic. We shot on location in Baltimore at Mclain and Wiesand, a custom furniture designer/fabricator. A owe a huge thank you to them for allowing me to use their amazing space.
Last July I took a quick trip to New Orleans with a couple friends. It was my first time and on the way down there a friend texted me that Kermit Ruffins was performing that night at his Thursday night spot, Vaughan’s Lounge. After some oysters and beers I headed over there for some great jazz and more good food.
On Sunday I hit the studio with Jay Royale, an up and coming hip-hop artist in Baltimore. I’ve teamed up with him and the guys at On Que Records and have been working on a series of projects. In early December, we shot a video for a mixtape track, its currently being edited and will be released very soon. We met up for a quick portrait session before hitting the studio with Baltimore’s hiphop ambassador, Ogun (check his organization here). I can’t thing of a more inspring way to spend my Sunday than hitting the studio with Jay and Ogun, watching them make music that will move the city’s hiphop scene into a new direction.
The modern gentlemen spends a day at The Engineers Club, modeling a mix of contemporary, urban clothing with throwbacks to vintage style.
Special thanks agin to the crew at the Engineers Club in Mt. Vernon as well as Paul Umeora and Sillah from T.H.E Artist Agency. StylistPatty Burns did a fabulous job as well as assistant stylist Immanuale Bey. Clothing boutique, Sixteen Tons, was generous enough to help with wardrobe while Katie Elder joined us for hair and make up. Rachel Gill provided props.