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Photography

It’s been a long time…

…oh yes…it has.  I shouldn’t have left you, without a dope post to read to.  *crickets*  Yeah, yeah…I tried to be a little humorous.  lol

Anyway, a lot has happened with me in the last several months.  Where should I start?

1.)  I’m on the verge of finishing school to receive my bachelor’s degree in graphic design. 

2.) I’m expanding HDSepia by doing more portraits, special events, and hopefully fashion/artistic images.  

3.)  Baby #3 will be due this July.  My family and I are excited!  I’ll be getting in front of the lens for new maternity images very soon.  

4.)  I’m a part of Abioye Clothing, a Dutch based clothing company founded by my wonderful friend, Patrick Marcelino from Rotterdam.  

5.)  I have new artwork that I’ve created under Soulfully Yours Art Design.  Also, I can be found in Instagram (yes, I jumped on that train) under @soulfullyyoursartdesign.  

6.)  Hopefully all of this wonderful news will garner more posts here on SD/PN.  🙂

That’s pretty much everything!  I look forward to bringing you all new posts very soon.  Here are a couple images to share for the time being.  🙂

Question:  Who has wonderful news to share??

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Abioye Clothing Model:  Patrick Marcelino Photography:  Ernst Coppejans

Abioye Clothing
Model: Patrick Marcelino
Photography: Ernst Coppejans

 

 

 


Photography by !YODA

Yesterday, I had the wonderful opportunity to model for !YODA and for jewelry designer, Lola de’Carmen.  The neckpiece that I modeled is just exquisite.  I loved it so much.  It’s been about six months since I’d last got in front of the lens for a photographer.  However, I had an absolute blast!  I also photographed a model by the name of Charlye Lee.  I’m currently working on those edits and will share in another post.

Here are a couple of images from yesterday’s shoot.  The first image is from the Lola de’Carmen jewelry line.  The second is the “Black Coffee” and yes, I was covered in coffee.  🙂

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I love both images a great deal.  What do you think??


New Self-Portraits

Lately, I’ve been in a blue mood.  I got tired of looking like a total bum around the house (I’m a stay at home wife and mom) and decided to take a couple of self-portraits.  I don’t take my own pictures with the thought of “Oh, I’m hot” or any other craziness.  It’s more of an evolution for me.  Every photo has a different mood and I capture it as I go.  Here are a couple of images that I wanted to share.

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Do you take self-portraits?  What do they mean to you?


Musing: In Front of the Lens with Neo Samo

A couple of months ago, I re-teamed with Neo Samo for a nod towards Boho-African chic.  I haven’t done a lot of headshots when I modeled, but this may be one of my favorites.

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Bold, bright colors were the highlight of this image as well as an island feel.  What do you think of this shot?


Introducing: HDSepia Photography

Yep…I’m branching out more and more into photography!  I’m constantly experimenting with different settings to get the effect I want.  I’m super blessed to have great mentors who answer my questions and give me advice.  Luckily, I have two images to share.  (smiles)

IMG_0786_hdsepia1This first image is that of a hibiscus flower in the front of my home at dusk.  I wanted to capture the bokeh effect with my neighbor’s house in the background.

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The second image are my loves of my life, my boys. wasn’t an easy shot to get because they do not sit or stand still.  lol  However, this is one of my favorites. 

I can’t wait to show more images soon!  

What do you think of the images?  Who is/are your favorite photographer(s)?


Abduzeedo

There are a few websites that I frequent a bit if I need some design inspiration.  Abduzeedo is one site that I absolutely love to pieces.  From photography to typography to illustrations, the site is full of wonderful posts.  I won’t get into great deal about it, just go visit the site and be inspired!

 


SA Creatives

During my usual Facebook surfing a few months ago, I visited photographer  Saddi Khali‘s public figure page.  (Make sure to see Politics and Fashion Blog’s post about her Saddi Khali experience in front of the lens.) One of his posts were about the quality level of South African photography.  Curious, I asked him which photographers’ work he’d seen.  From there he hipped me to this wonderful site that features a super talented collective group called, SA Creatives. I spent quite a bit of time looking at their site.  The site is loaded with articles, fashion, spotlight interviews, design, photo tips, creative showcases, films, and videos.  I really love this site.  You’ll find the works of Axel Bosenge, William Coupon, Christiaan Hattingh, Boni-Kula and The Next Movement, and many, many talented individuals.

Check out their website to see for yourselves and see why I favorited them.  What do you like?