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FDA: The Dead Ringer

Shot by @Lifeisart_Films

The night was electric to say the least. The gallery was in a location that felt like a raw atmosphere. One of those lawless anything goes kind of vibes. The wandering of Jays in and out of the exhibit intensified the night even further and set a familiar unpredictable tone I can appreciate.

Shot by @LifeisArt_Fims

The artist that I was teamed up with was Jessica Hill.  Jessica found inspiration in a photograph that was taken during a acknowledgement ceremony. She turned the photo into a elaborate detailed designed fabric. This is Jessica’s Grandma explaining to me the process of creating the fabric utilizing wood carving as a transfer medium after painting (photo above).

Shot by @Lifeisart_films

I still don’t quite understand how she did it but I’m going to link up with her later down the line and collaborate on a video project because this style of art interest me and I really would like to know how it is developed. It was great finally meeting Jessica and her family was real cool and laid back as well. Definitely was pleasure being able to take part in the show having some of work being displayed.

A late but stunning entrance was made by this artist!  I was not expecting to see a lady fully body painted walking through the gallery but the art that was on the wall made much more sense once she walked in front of it. I liked their vibe they brought a real fun Gotham villan type of feel but in a good way.  It seems like the best moments I catch of Shon is when she is pouring her heart out telling people what she goes through making the art work.  I’m assuming this is what she says because im never close enough to actually hear it but it seems to be so passionate. She could be talking about how strawberries taste for all I know though.

Young Shon flexxin and Mother of Shon!
@ablackstateofmind keeping it real with black love as always.

Her collaboration with Miya Bailey came out great. There will be more of that in the video. Check out her work and support her next film/journey For The love of the Black Man:  GHANA 

Miya Bailey Searching
IG @Awake.AF
Cool dude and takes some pretty awesome Landscape shots. His girlfriend is always the life of the party at the shows! Check out his work @jahi._
@jahi._ A great capture of a lighthouse that seems to be abandoned 
Out of everyone I personally invited I was really happy to see  Shanti Gumboooo. Right before this moment I was looking around like … i .. dont . … see… anyone I … told/asked … to … lol then walaaa so thank you Alia and Isislove for showing support I appreciate it.
The Ring Pops were in full effect last night …. Why Im not quite sure.
This guy was realllllly excited about seeing himself become apart of the art. The appreciate was all over his smile and joyous celebration!
Sometimes Peace and Water is all you really need.
Finally caught a shot that i think is okay of @kayashoots … Photographers know how to hide from the camera best. I know I do atleast.. So Im glad I could finally catch a shot of her that doesn’t include the back of her locs!
@byrdeyeviews breaking down the inspiration behind is work or thinking of whats next… who knows.
It would’nt be an art show if it weren’t a 80+ degree room full of dope inspirational art. The heat was real but the air conditioning kept the spot at a tolerable environment.

 

Allen (Lifeisart_Films) came through and grabbed a few shots as well check those out below!

Shot by @Lifeisart_Films
Shot by @Lifeisart_Films
Jessica Hill Shot by @Lifeisart_Films
Shot by @Lifeisart_Films
Shot by @Lifeisart_Films
Shot by @Lifeisart_Films 

Shout out to Bri.Simpson for making my life so much easier with these prints. I was anti print for the longest but now with the help of Bri  and Allen showing me footage of Wak breaking down the print business I think its time to redirect my focus and put both hands in that market.

@Bri.Simpson x @Lifeisart_Films

All of the artist that were apart of the show can be found with the links below. I will be chopping up the videos and tagging everyone that was captured. It was a great experience and I’m looking forward to being apart of more shows in the future as an alive artist! with the Future Dead fam.

FutureDeadArtists.com 

Artist x Photographer
@keefcross + @omegaruthimagery
@byrdeyeviews + @kayashoots
@soulfulvoyage + @jahi._
@miyabailey + @ablackstateofmind
@goldigold45 + @reeswa
@occasionalsuperstar + @jolinoire
@cfluxsing + @phyllis.iller
@jbarberstudio + @artemusjenkins
@chillyolovesyou + @thunderass_clap
@deltatangomike + @tresfloresss
@eric_nine + @blctxt
@jemireese + @eyefocus

Additional Photography by  @Lifeisart_Films 

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Be Metaphysical: Intent of synchronicity

Without the convenience  of phones or social media I always find Quoom. To take it further I always find Quoom by following intuition when riding the trains/bus/shuttles. He wasn’t answering the phone for the past few weeks and that was a reminder to me, I’ve been relying on these devices too much lately. After getting off the plane I saw a flyer @returnofthegoddess posted on instagram for a Kemetic Yoga workshop happening in Harlem. It was spur of the moment but I decided to go to see Yirser and capture some photos and video of the workshop.

@Yirser bringing the knowledge of Kemetic Yoga to Harlem
On the way to the workshop I get on a train, only to get off at the wrong stop. I get back on the train to connect to the next train but … that train is no longer running so I have to take a shuttle bus. I get on the shuttle bus and again I get off at the wrong stop on the shuttle bus. At this point I looked at my lyft app and actually called for one but something said just wait for the next shuttle bus. The shuttle arrives, I hop on and make it to the A train. The A express train happened to be running on the local track. I needed express so I get off only to realize I should of stayed on. At this point I felt and thought to myself why do I keep getting off is it that I’m sleepy or just being in ny hasn’t re The next train pulls up and out the corner of my eye I see a bright red drum zooming past in the train car.​​

Quoom and older brother Sha still bring the music underground for the riders of The New York Transit System
I felt a surge of energy and ran in that direction because I’ve been looking for the sound and sight of that red drum for a few weeks now. The red drum belongs to Quoom. It definitely wasn’t a surprise and I appreciate the inconvenience and mental lapse I felt I was having in transit for the sake of synchronicity. This is exactly how we initially met I was searching for a drummer and got off at the wrong/right stop. We linked up later that day and it felt just like old times.

This is where it all begins.

Sha Kesef
Infocus247.com

 

The Goddess Revival

I’m still taking in all the energy from this weekend! @Hadiiyabarbel presence is electrifying, confident, lovely, outspoken, illusive, sensual, and powerful to say the least and I thank you for opening up your space for healing, laughing, dancing, singing and sharing! I’m certain this weekend was life changing for many women that were in attendance at the Goddess Gathering! It was a pleasure learning from you! If you don’t know who @hadiiyabarbel Is you may want
to get to know who she is! especially if your about Divine Fucking Power and Owning it!

The group healing was in abundance, anyone that required a moment was provided the space to express everything they may have been holding in. There were many intimate moments of deep emotion and release.

Angela (msgoddessbody) went over everything from, chakras, numerology, what to eat, drink, think, all in effort to attaining a goddess body.

@msgoddessbody is magnificent, radiant, beautiful, intelligent, hilarious 😂 had me laughing, learning and smiling the whole time! If you don’t know who msGoddessbody is find out now! I really appreciate the experience! Everything happens for a reason and I’m glad I could be there to feel the energy.
@goddessbody 

Sha (@reignglobal) is majestic, wonderful, sensitive, joyous, focused, creative and her facial expressions are so expressive. I just enjoy watching her relive experiences by sharing tales of what happened with others! Plus both of her cousins are dope too!

If you would like to learn more about future events taking place go to GoddessBody Angela’s page!

Look forward to video of the event coming soon!

http://www.Goddessbody.org/

 

FDA Presents: DEAD RINGER

DEAD RINGER l Bridging the gap between inspiration and recognition.

@jemireese + @eyefocus
Group Exhibition
12 painters + 12 photographers
Saturday 06.03.17 l 7-11pm
MURMUR MEDIA
100 Broad St SW, Atlanta
Wonder what they’ll produce together? We’ll see, can’t wait.
#JessicaHill
#Jahaan
#futuredeadartists
#supportlivingartists
#deadringerFDA
#FDAapproved
#DEADRINGER
#murmurmedia
#painting
#photography
#atlanta
http://www.futuredeadartists.com

 

Hena & Chill w. ReignGlobal

Yesterday was pretty cool! It was not as cold as it usually is and universal randomness

brought me right where I needed to be. Hena & Chill w. ReignGlobal & friends. Now i’ve seen Reign .. or Sha as I know her now, in a few events over the past years so it was great to actually have a chance to link up and share a moment in memory.
From Henna in the front to Mini photoshoots downstairs and Yoga interviews in the back… I definitely was running from the front of the house to the back of the house recording everything that was going on.
The ladies exchanged stories of day to day life and Sha also shared a interesting  inspirational story about who she personally handed her first custom Amulet to.
The Ladies waiting patiently to go to the photostudio just beneath us!

I thought the room we were in was all there was…. but to my surprise there was more. It felt like I walked into a cloud because of the surrounding blue all  over Sha’s walls plus She did all the painting herself!

There were so many little moments that I cant type them all… but if you would like to see 4% of what happened check out the video above. It was fun and look forward to the one on one discussion about henna life and crystals with ReignGlobal coming soon.