Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bert's Big Adventure, I'm a sponsor!!! 2013


ok, now that i have gotten that out of the way on to the happenings.

i am providing video services for a an EPIC Bert Show wedding this year!!

it was certainly a great opportunity to be involved with ensuring that the legacy i want to leave, concerning altruism, will start to take a stronger hold. i pray that i am involved in more events that help to change and enhance the lives of others. i want my son to be proud to know that i was his dad.

Special shout out to all the vendors who helped to contribute to this family's Perfect Wedding! Thank you Anne Cohen (Perfect Wedding Guide) for allowing me to contribute!!!

Stay Encouraged!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

froggies at the dinner table...


fatherhood. each day is amazing. i get  a chance to look at my little man's face and tell him that i love him. i look at him as he sleeps and just wonder how in the world did I, of all men, become a father?!?! AMAZING!!

just watching him grow everyday and looking on as he recognizes his name when i call him. God's gift is through him. my little dude!

froggies at the table. he likes to play/chew on his little green critters.

just wanted to share a father's moment with you.

Stay Encouraged!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

great dates...2013


this weekend i had the pleasure and opportunity to be commissioned by a friend to film her first annual business event. more specifically Great Date Deals Valentine event. let's just say that it was very chill and the keyboardist, drummer and vocal performers were MONSTERS!!!! music is the other side of my brain so i could really appreciate the performers and the crowd did as well. i didn't have a chance to sample the food at Organix, the venue that hosted the event, but i could tell by the number of people who went back for seconds, that the food had to be good.

i have only included a few pictures because i was commissioned for film and didn't really lay in on the photography, just a couple of captions. stay tuned for the final film as i know that it will spark your interest in Great Date Deals.

Stay Encouraged!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

300 seconds or less has launched...

yup, check it out. a show that is pretty much me having a good time. nothing too serious, just yet. we address issues are current, while still being entertaining.

300 seconds or less check it out!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

mother son bond...

...little "5" points...

yup, the little man in this photo WAS 5 when i shot this but now he is a grown 6 year old. :D

it was really a pleasure photographing him because for his age he had PUNCH. see his stylish clothes!! his persona was confident but childlike which made it all the more cool to shoot with him.

when was the last time you hugged your mom or looked at her like this little guy did/does?

i look forward to the day that i will be able to take my little guy out to play and just hang out. i am sure those days will be some of the most memorable experiences of my life. God knows i love my little man.

Stay Encouraged!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

a brunch in Harlem...

...if i were a multimillionaire i would own a loft in lower Manhattan. and just hang with the urban art eclectics...

i love the energy of the city. the muscling through the streets. the smug looks. the overt confidence of its citizens. the stench in the summer i could do without. i mean i'm not sure about what it would be like to raise a child there. i am sure, however, that for what i want to do in art...the possibilities..

but i digress because as an artist i have, the blessing, of being able to create no matter where i am. i just like the energy of the city.

which leads me to the pictures...brunch (good food) and live jazz. both of which i am a huge fan of.

side note- i really like the song "We Are Young" by Fun. it grabs the listener. listening to it (through headphones) as i type this and hold my son (feeding him too-ultimate multi-tasker), trying to get him to sleep.


Monday, February 4, 2013

the hotel experience (

my little cub is laying on the bed...he's coolin. *smiles*

....NYC Harlem...

you know, traveling is something that i take seriously. i don't take it for granted. being fortunate enough to travel and experience different places is one of the more important things in life, to me. i mean i have been to various countries, to include living abroad, and the one thing that i value more than material things is the ability to jet set.

don't get me wrong i am not spending awesome amounts (i will spend a prince's amount but not king) of money on destinations...hold on i have to qualify budget allows me the ability to spend a reasonable sum on the places i travel to and stay at because i don't spend money frivolously on things i don't need to impress people i don't know (preach!). i think that staying at a nice place, while traveling, is more important than wearing the hottest trends on my back. so when it comes to staying in nice hotels, off the beaten path, i am more than pleased with the accommodations afforded to me.

W Hotels, Starwood, have done a tremendous job at catering to my fancy. i mean i am not paid by them or anything (hoping to, it wouldn't hurt :) ) but i really did enjoy the ambiance of the Aloft Hotel in Harlem.

so as usual i have included some pics. more than the usual because i really had a great time taking photos of the place. the management was warm, they spotted my professional camera from a mile away ha! and just the feel of the place ensured that i will continue to stay at the hotel every time i go to NYC and any other city/country that has an Aloft for that matter.