One of the illest mix tapes I ever owned. Some ILL blends/mash-ups/whatever you want to call it. This is what happends when creative minds take an instrumental from here and an accapella from there and make magic.
Process shots by the lovely Joy Liu. I really had fun painting these (hence the experimentation in color) and they are special because these two beautiful babies have some pretty amazing parents, one of which was the doula for me and my sons mom when my little lion was born. Its hard to believe its been almost 9 years! Stella (7 yrs old?) is the older sibling , while Solomon (5 yrs) is the younger one. They come from "Island people" as their momma told me, Jamaican, Sicilian, and Irish i believe.
Tearsheets are meant to be samples (like teaser's) for art directors. This is a new one I'm sending out. Should you come across an art director for a publisher or publication please pass this on to them. A good 50% of my gigs come from referral...Its a nice collage, no?
January 17th, 1981
We found it! We finally found it! The maps only helped for some of it. The rest me and Daddy just figured out along the way down the coast. I wish you were here to see it. My feet are tired and we been walking with these backpacks for like a zillion years. But its kinda nice here. The rocks got a smell to em' and everything is so quiet. Not like Fort Valley Road.Even the trees here whisper. You should see Daddy. He's smiling like a little kid and looking back, around, up, and at every little thing. We spent a whole day just walking around, going through the passageways and up a bunch of staircases. There were caves and sculptures like the one of this woman's face. It's real big, and some how she just kind of floated there. Nothing to hold on to. Her face wasn't mad or sad. I wonder who she was, the legend say that the "Queen of the secret garden" ruled over these lands almost a thousand years ago. Well , we're on our way back. I can't wait to tell you more when we see you. Bye!
This one was pretty easy seeing as his mama is such a great photographer. Hey and if you need family photos of your teens, your newborn, or your entire clan holler at Ashley Flores Machado because she got them joints on lock, seriously.
This is such a cute little boy, his eyes are captivating and i love the curly hair. Temo! This one doesn't show the hair off as much, but i liked the pose the most. He is two years old I think and is of Mexican decent I believe. Can't wait to meet him.
For those of you still getting hip to the hop, I'm doing a series of portraits of children from all ages and backgrounds. And yes you can have one with more than one child. Holler.