From Haiti to America

October 2018, I was heading home from work when I saw Jean walking in the direction of where I live. I quickly pulled my car over hopped out and proceeded to introduce myself. I saw potential and I did not want it to get away, I expressed my interest in shooting we then exchanged contacts. Months had passed before I heard from Jean I didn’t think he was interested in shooting until I received a text from him at the beginning of the year. He informed me he would be ready to shoot sometime in May, it couldn’t get here fast enough. Through texted we talked life, photography, modeling, shooting, etc, I told him I wanted to create something striking and he was sold. I took him over to one of my favorite places to create here in Lincoln Park and we made some magic happen. With the use of natural and strobe lighting we were able to create some stunning imagery.

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"Khalief Browder"

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Posted on May 25, 2017 Forwarded by NoelClark 

In the past, I’ve blogged about musical artists to watch like Fly.Union and Pardison Fontaine but, today I’m gonna let you in on a talented painter, Lorenzo P. .

His work captivates. His pieces are layered in colors and life. Maybe it’s because he is talented in a multitude of ways; he’s also a poet, photographer, writer and musician. Maybe it’s because of his layers as an artist that his art is layered as well. His paintings not only look beautiful, they also have movement and song within them. 

Lorenzo recently did a tribute piece to Kalief Browder. If you’re wondering who Kalief Browder is and if you haven’t watched “The Kalief Browder Story” on SPIKE TV, I encourage you to do so and be prepared to be emotionally wrecked. It’s such a devastating story but it will prompt you to ACT, to do something positive and give light to Kalief’s life which was interrupted with a string of horribly painful, tragic misuses of power. 

Lorenzo’s tribute piece to Kalief is powerful. One of my favorite details of the painting is a small detail, so small it’s almost hidden but once you notice it, you can’t help but focus in on it. It’s a butterfly made of money. Lorenzo said that it represents the idea that “Justice is not always given to those who are financially less fortunate, but justice will be served through the will power of standing up for what it right”. He continued to elaborate on the butterfly by adding, “the “Money Butterfly” represents the many metamorphoses change will undergo”. 


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