OSME Perfumery is a niche fragrance store, filled with beautiful scents and dark and moody decor. We had the opportunity to meet with the curator, Maurice Locke as he enlightened us on several different types of scents from around the world. Visit the perfumery for yourself -- check out the imagery from our session below and make a trip down to their store at Wynwood Arcade, Miami, FL. We plan to release a video soon as well.
One of the photographers that work alongside with Azeez Bakare Studios, had the pleasure of attending an Art Basel VIP Preview -- Laurence Dreyfus - Chambres à Part. Upon my first look through of the photos taken, I cannot lie, I was simply blown away. Not only was I blown away with subjects, but also with the simple technical aspect of each photo: the lighting, clarity, and focus of each photo were simply phenomenal. I would not be surprised if every photo captured by this accomplished photographer was one of their best works. Check out the article in Wallpaper* Magazine. Like the quote below describes, I will not tell you what to think or take away from the attached images, but only ask that you formulate and believe in your own, an honest opinion of each and every photograph.
"Beauty, like supreme dominion Is but supported by opinion"
- David Hume's
Aria on the Bay keeps rising into Miami's skyline. On this afternoon, we were able to capture imagery for The Real Deal -- and during our time photographing the soon to be Aria on the Bay, we were able to bond and gain experience all at once. Amir and I successfully took great drone shots as well as nice camera shots. Thanks to help from Azeez, we got the job done both effectively and efficiently. Here are some of my favorite shots from that day.
I am blessed; I had the pleasure of meeting Sudy back in 2013 when photographing her brother's Sofreh Aghd Wedding in Rockville, MD. Since then, I've moved to Miami, but still frequent the DMV area for creative work. Successfully, I filled her request to capture her Sofreh Aghd in Washington, DC. Here are some of my favorites from their ceremony below, taken at the Capitol View, DC's premiere rooftop venue.
Headshots are my favorite type of photography for 2 reasons.
- I never tell people to "smile"
- I get to create a connection between the lens, the subject, and the viewers.
Everyone with a big lens in their face becomes quite vulnerable. With my guidance, I get the opportunity to help you settle. I direct you, and joke around a little bit to assure you that everything will be fine. All-in-all, people end up satisfied because the outcome captures them in a moment not usually photographed in high quality. This moment is truly captured through the eyes. Most connect to the eyes with headshots, so they will always be tack sharp in my images.
Now onto the subject.
I first met the talented Mikhaile through the Locust Projects' Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser where I captured the evening's festivities for MIAMI Magazine. Mikhaile and I both have a background in architecture -- she actually holds a Master's Degree in Architecture -- an impressive feat. We both also enjoy investing our time in education for the youth. A beautiful soul, not to mention she is the director of PRIZM Art Fair. Congratulations and wish you the best for your endeavors with PRIZM.
I met the talented Chef Rhee through my good friend Stacey Russell, owner of HYPED Management. She was basically one of the first professional contacts I met when moving to the Magic City. She now manages social media for a new HOT restaurant opening up late 2016 (via former Opium Group partner Roman Jones) named "Kiki on the River". I say this because it was literally named on the list of "The Most Anticipated Miami Restaurant Openings, Spring 2016" by Eater.com. Congratulations Chef on your new additional Executive Chef position, and to you Stacey for your new client endeavors.
One of the many jobs of an event videographer (or photographer) is to capture those moments that are not on the "checklist", meaning many visuals are captured based on the quality of your photographer's imagination. Also meaning, that photographer has to pay attention to detail and be ready to create a visual at ANY time. I have 2 goals in mind when capturing any event:
- Make the event look better than it really is.
- Tell a story for those who did not attend.
With these two goals in mind, I am able to create the visual communication of "Fear of Missing Out", aka FOMO. Creating FOMO is not my goal, but it tends to be the first thing that comes to mind after watching the video below. Congratulations to Silent Revolution MIA and EAST Miami for being the only party in Miami to live stream Lollapalooza. Thanks to LeDrone.Me for Aerial footage and RedBull TV for throwing the whole thing.