Two of the most respected photographers in Trinidad & Tobago, Mark Lyndersay and Andrea De Silva on Morning Edition hosted by Hayden Blades. Adding to the discussion is De Silva’s fellow photographer at Reuters, Ricky Rogers. In this clip the group discuss the recently imposed fees for photographing Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival celebration. Further more, they discuss how the exchange of money can change the relationship between the custodian of an event and the photojournalist.
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From this Wednesday the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago will be hosting a photographic exhibition ‘Record : Art : Memory – Photography in Trinidad and Tobago’ curated by photographer Abigail Hadeed. The exhibition will feature photos from my “Making A Steel Pan” series and “Trinidad Carnival” imagery within an exciting selection of previously un-exhibited photographs from a variety of other photographers like Noel Norton, Mark Lyndersay, Laura Ferreira and even Alex Smailes who has his own big event on the following day.
The exhibition opens at 6.00pm on 21st November 2012, and runs until the 30th at The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago, corner of Jamaica Blvd & St Vincent Avenue, Federation Park, PoS. Gallery hours are from Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm.
In March I was contacted by Maco People Magazine to shoot a couple personalities for their Summer Games 2012 issue. The issue featured, amongst others, former Minister of Education and Olympic medal winner – Wendell Mottley, artist Chris Ofili who was commissioned to create an official poster for the 2012 Olympics, and Trinidad & Tobago swimming medalist and record holder - George Bovell. Yeah, it was THAT issue with the controversial George Bovell article. Yeah, that one. So now that we’ve got that out of the way let’s continue with the rest of the afternoon’s proceedings.
Last Friday ARC Magazine took things to Medulla Art Gallery again for a conversation on the works of artist Jasmine Thomas-Girvan’s collection “Gardening In The Tropics” and the launch of the magazine’s Issue #5. The event brought together a panel of scholars, writers and artists to share their insights into the work of Girvan.
Fashion photography is like singing in the shower; I do it occasionally but I would never ever think about doing it for a large audience. I’d probably shower in front of a large audience faster than sing in front of it. It is a genre that never truly caught my interest although my work may occasionally straddle the lines of fashion. One person who is quite familiar with my disconnect from fashion photography is Mel Gabriel, editor of Trinidad Lookbook. She would joke about this during our casual conversations. So how the hell did I end up shooting a spread for the 1st edition of Lookbook Magazine?
Earlier this year Abovegroup Ogilvy coordinated a program with Wendell McShine, Coconut Growers Association (CGA) and the art students of Success Laventille Secondary School called Art Connect. The program involved McShine teaching the students various levels of visual artistic expression, allowing them to explore their talents through workshops and by engaging in a series of visual installations around the community.
Congratulations to these guys, Laura & Devin, on their wedding and epic reception ceremony last week.
Early last year while I was properly broke and unemployed, sustained by hops bread and avocados, waking up at 11am, rolling over to my macbook to forage the internet for music, software, movies, ideas, and… um… job openings, I came across a post on one of my favorite blogs, Hypebeast.com. It was about Mexican based Trinidadian born artist, Wendell McShine.
Anyone who follows my tweets should realize already that I now work for a design and branding company named Abovegroup. Within Abovegroup there is aG. What is aG? Simply put, aG is a part of Abovegroup that facilitates low budget / high impact marketing. Like everything in Abovegroup and aG, it’s all about materializing fantastic ideas and having hella-fun doing it.
Tracey Lucas called me up for assistance in acquiring an image for her single release Carnival Mentality. We thus contacted Renee Milford-Joseph for the theatrical make-up work. The shoot ended up being an evening hanging out with other friends filled with arguments of the following…
So I got a call from designer Christophe Pierre of designbyspirit.com to shoot the album cover for artist Marvin Harrison aka Mention. Christophe had a concept and mood he wanted to be emulated in the shoot, and threw at me a few items to make up a mood board. Items making up the mood board included screen shots from the video “Dead & Gone” by T.I. featuring Justin Timberlake. So you know what that meant… yup, time to go trespassing in the name of location scouting.
I am possibly one of the worst people in the world to maintain a blog. However, in my defense I must admit that academics has been a contributing factor, along with this tornado called life that I deal with on a daily.
Things have been relatively slow by choice due to the reasons stated above. however another contributing factor was I running into issues changing up some of my hardware. Firstly I switched out the ‘ole ye faithful XTi with the grip for a 40D with grip from Gary Jordan. It’s similar resolution, but it’s a much better system overall. Also, I finally copped some wireless triggers (Pocket Wizards Plus II) to break down some of the limitations inherent in Canon’s wireless system.
So, I’m good to go!