Tag Archives: Lens Talent

Lens Talent: The Innovator

18 May

The innovating and captivating Tasha Bleu

Experienced models turned fashion photographers often know what they are doing when they are capturing great shots. They have a unique idea of how beauty and fashion is to be portrayed. Rhode Island Tasha Bleu is a model turned self-taught fashion photographer who knows how to work the lens on her camera. She focuses on contemporary street wear culture, high fashion editorials, and industry events. Her concepts are edgy and futuristic. The styling, specifically with avant-garde, is very chic and innovative. Bleu founded her own photography company, Treu Bleu Imagery in January 2010 and has already landed work on BET’s Rip the Runway, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Africa Week. In addition, she worked with brands around the world that includes Kayobi Clothing UK, MYOB Japan, Stevie Boi Eyewear, David David, Boy Meets Girl USA, and more. Her work has appeared in fashion on/offline magazines that includes Elle, Bleu, Hypebeast and Convention. Bleu’s photos take you into another century. You are deeply in a trance by the photo concepts that will leave you wanting an encore. As her motto goes, “to thine own self be treu”.

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Lens Talent: Skin Deep

10 Aug

NYC  Photographer Al Rodriguez Gives Life

The Distingushed Gentleman, Photographer Al Rodriguez,www.alrodrgiuezphotography.com

 Images taken by beauty and fashion photographers have to tell a story. It goes beyond the “pretty model”, “pretty clothes”, and “pretty background”. Photographers of this sort have to treat their viewers like they are stupid and give them some sort of wonder. You can’t be in this field and think that because a model is “exotic looking”, you created a great fashion concept. You must take your viewers beyond the lens. I was admired by NYC fashion photographer Al Rodriguez and his portfolio because all of his concepts were exceptional. He captured the models in good looks from head to toe without them overexaggerating their poses. The backgrounds were simple but enough to provide energy for their viewer. Mr. Rodriguez is a freelance photographer and has an impressive resume. He has photographed the Spring collection of designers The Fabric Twinz (1.9.2010). Hip hop artist Fabulous, former 3LW and Cheetah Girl’s vocalist Adrienne Bailon, and VJ/Actress, Julissa B, have all been captured beautifully through Mr. Rodriguez camera. His work has made the covers and editorial spreads for magazines Signature Hits (http://www.signaturehits.com/) and Mob Candy (www.mobcandymag.com).



Killer concept photographed by Al Rodriguez...Models in Recycle Material

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Lens Talent: A Portrait of Love

14 Jul

Beauty and Fashion Photographer Tarrice Love Lives Up To His Name

Photographer Tarrice Love; Photo Credit: Tarrice Love; http://www.ice-itsocool.com/

  I have been a fan of Tarrice Love’s photography of models for a over a year. I couldn’t help but do this blog feature for The B&G Society. The images from his lens took my breath away. The models along with the styling and concepts were striking. The perfectly shaped muscles on the males in the photographs will make a Belle’s heartbeat so fast and out of control. The alluring eyes from the eccentric female models will make a grown man cry and put her up highly on a pedastal. Tarrice has no shame in letting the public know that all models that step into the realms of his studio have flaws and has the  skills to turn them into perfections.  Almost every model he has shot, is signed to a major agencies in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Germany, featured in luxury ad campagins and on the runways of New York Fashion Week. His portfolio has models from all ethnicities captured in a enchanted light that will leave you speechless upon revewing.          


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