#GetFreeWithBee: Trey Daniels

Had the opportunity to photograph amazing saxophonist Trey Daniels who is currently on tour with THE Anita Baker. Of course I asked him to get free in front of my camera, and was able to get some amazing long exposure portraits of him playing. Make sure to follow him at @treydanielsmusic, and check out his new…

#GetFreeWithBee: Janine

I had the opportunity to work with this talented and beautiful singer Janine in Los Angeles. She contacted me wanting to do some long exposure portraits. I enjoyed playing around with different colored backgrounds for this series. I had an amazing glam team, make up by Christian, and hair by Porsche. Make sure to follow all of these amazing talents!

#GetFreeWithBee: Marlo Bolles

Marlo Bolles is one of my favorite muses to work with in Atlanta. My fitness shoot with him last year actually inspired my long exposure series. We did a track inspired shoot and I used graphic effects in adobe photoshop to create the illusion of motion. After creating that image, I got curious wondering how…

#GetFreeWithBee: Devan

Continuing with my long exposure series while in Atlanta, I got to work with a great friend, actor and model Devan Dmarcus to create some expressive portraits. I love reconnecting with amazing artist like him and catching up with all the amazing things he has in stored for Black Men Smile. I can’t wait until he…

#GetFreeWithBee: Travis Cure

While traveling to Atlanta for work, I decided to contact some old friends to create art with, continuing with my long exposure series. I got to work with actor and model Travis Cure to create some amazing portraits while also playing around with incorporating colored gels into the background of long exposure images as well….

#GetFreeWithBee – Toby

Had the opportunity to reconnect with my cousin Toby who moved to LA to pursue music. After having some thai food and reminiscing on our childhood and talking about our goals we were aiming to achieve in LA we both left so full and excited to see where our art would take us. Of course…

#GetFreeWithBee – Dance

In college, at VCU, I met these two amazing dancers Malik and Kiana! I just love how social media keeps everyone connected, because we were able to reconnect back out in LA. They have both followed their passions which led them to LA and I continue to be in awe watching their dance videos. From…

#GetFreeWithBee – Joshua “Showtime” Williams

So I randomly came across Joshua “Showtime” Williams‘ instagram and immediately fell in love with his voice! Crazy how small this world is, but he ended up knowing my best friends that went to school in Tallahassee, FL. During our photo shoot I had him sing some classic R&B songs, from Boyz II Men to…

#GetFreeWithBee – Jayson

“I love when things are transparent, free, and clear of all inhibition and judgement.” – Pharrell I had the opportunity to photograph artist and model Jay for his birthday a few months back. I asked him what music helps him get free and he told me to put on Pharrell, and you could see him unfold. I…

#GetFreeWithBee – Jaques Online

So my cousin, talented videographer, editor, blogger [and selfie taker] Jacques just moved to LA! We decided to meet up one afternoon to talk about some projects he had in mind, and since we had the spare time, I asked him if he would mind getting free in front of my camera. I was so inspired…

#GetFreeWithBee – G Yamazawa

“I love my chicken fried, with hot sauce on the side” – G Yamazawa The first time I was introduced to G Yamazawa from North Carolina was back in my college poetry days in 2012 when he was featured at Slam Nahuatl End Hunger Slam at VCU. His poetry was mind blowing and I immediately became…

#GetFreeWithBee – BHen

What DJ do you know throws in Kirk Franklin’s Stomp during a party in LA?! The one and only DJ BHen! I wanted to continue exploring with my long exposure portraits and decided to hit up my friend DJ B-Hen and asked him if he would mind getting free in front of my camera. I…

#MondayMotivation – John Gaines

A couple of weeks ago, Wilhelmina fitness model John Gaines Jr. contacted me about creating some fitness images. Knowing he was well diverse in athletics, we decided to create a mixture of fitness as well as sports images. For this shoot I styled him in Nike gear, and chose items that would either compliment the background…

#GetFreeWithBee – Crystelle

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” – Muhammad Ali When coming up with a concept for a test shoot for Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited represented model Crystelle, after finding out her boxing experience I decided a long exposure theme would be perfect for her, to let her get free. We styled her in…

#GetFreeWithBee – Justus

As artist we sometimes feel like we hit a road block with our creativity. We struggle to want to create, we struggle with ideas and concepts, and sometimes it takes an unexpected situation to get the motivation you’ve been waiting for. Justus contacted me via Instagram about collaborating together, which was at the perfect time…

#WorkoutWednesday – Melvin Echard

“Those who don’t jump will never fly.” Had the opportunity to photograph professional long jumper and fitness model of Sports & Lifestyle Unlimited Agency, Melvin Echard and enjoyed every second of this shoot! His positive spirit matched his energy during this shoot and we captured some amazing portraits as well as some long exposure jumps. Make…

#Flashback Friday – Robert Hamilton

“The man who is swimming against the stream                                                                      knows the strength of it.” – Woodrow Wilson I decided to go back to…

#Flashback Friday – Brett Alexander

“Court is in session”

With the NBA playoffs in the mix I was inspired to do a basketball shoot. Had the opportunity to collaborate with Brett Alexander, and got the chance to play around a little bit more with long exposures and colored gels.