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Art Basel VIP Preview - Life Is Beautiful by Laurence Dreyfus - || Miami FL Event Photographers

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
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Mikhaile - Headshot Friday || Miami Portrait Photographers

Headshots are my favorite type of photography for 2 reasons.

  1. I never tell people to "smile"
  2. 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.

Chef Rhee + Kiki on the River - Back of House Portraits || Miami Portrait Photographers

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.