kingstonportrait

July 26, 2014
“Dread and Terrible”

So sorry that I wasn’t in the US to see this young Rasta take on the crowd at Central Park. I was fortunate to photograph him for a feature in the @newyorkermag out now. However I can only be in one place at a time. It’s the same answer I have for all those who think I should be saying something about the Palestine/Israel conflict, I am here watching it and hoping for the best. But if I was to say something about the conflict – I would say I am happy for the new generation of JAH soldiers marching forward to chant the message of peace. Voices like Chronixx carry with it the message from a people marginalized and seeking acknowledgement. Chronixx stands on the back of powerful people and sings in the vein of a Peter Tosh. Today I dedicate “in my song” by Tosh to both sides of the conflict, hoping and wishing for some end to the conflict. @chronixxmusic #palestineisraelconflict #oggl_ig #blackportraiture #kingstonportrait #streetportrait #streetphotography #storiesfromtheothersideofparadise #makeportraits #igers #instamood #iphoneonly (at Papine Square)

August 2, 2014
“Planting seeds downtown”

He wanted to paint his inspiration in life. Paint Jamaica is a concept that was born out of a need to contribute to a community.
Led by @missmariannaf the group of artists are using art as a way to inspire a community to look far beyond the neglect and abandonment it seems to be getting from the people in government, and those affluent folks who live on the other side of Paradise. I am hoping that in this space, a community will see that it can make a difference, that it is different through the vehicle of art. #oggl_ig #blackportraiture #kingstonportrait #paintjamaica #streetportrait #streetphotography #storiesfromtheothersideofparadise #makeportrait #makeportraits #igers #instamood #sonyrx1 (at Downtown Kingston)

August 1. 2014
‘Farewell Kingston"

Assignment done. Sun sets on all my thoughts about Kingston and I prepare to head back to Montego Bay – more work to be done in Galtego Bay. It was a difficult time here. Thanks to @gdfilms for making it pleasant. #kingstonportrait #blackportraiture #streetportrait #streetphotography #makeportrait #makeportraits #igers #instamood #sonyrx1 (at Hope Road)