The first images for the Backstage Project were created in 2009 during an all day photo session with delightful model Elizabeth “Senator Awesomepants.” It was a fun and productive day.
We tried the balloons this day at my favorite spot under the bridge, but the wind didn’t want to cooperate.
Back in 2007 I was making my leap into serious photography. This young singer named Cathy had seen some of my work and came to me wanting me to make some photos of her as she was soon due to give birth and she wanted to have pictures that reflected how much she loved her soon to be born son.
He lies right at you
You know you hate this game
He slaps you once in a while and you live and love in pain
I’ll never fall in love again
I titled this rush hour because it was taken in Louisville during rush hour.
If you look at me and see a black man then you fall short of recognizing, understanding, and appreciating the real person that I am.
But if you look at me and see a man who happens to be black, now we (you and I) are on our way to true freedom.
So yesterday I had to result to using my bike to get to work as my vehicle isn’t currently running. Naturally, that caused a few eyebrows to raise at the job. Well, that’s okay. People will do that.
We shot this in a park on a cold, rainy, Saturday night during the ’08 Thanksgiving weekend. Tanya and I had become regular collaborators and we had set out to create more images for my balloon series. In this case my little red headed step-sister was a fabulous trooper.
These aren’t my words. They were written by a Facebook friend, but they speak of my sentiments so clearly regarding my spiritual faith and religion that I wanted to share
I betrayed myself and ushered my heart’s head into a concrete cornerstone courtesy of a self inflicted sucker punch.
And I can reasonably say, “Yes, I miss you.”
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