Monday, February 14, 2011

The Place to be for Valentine's Day Fun

THE LOOK OF LOVE Soul * Latin * Afro * Dancehall * Hip Hop * House

Elbo Room San Francisco

Valentines Day 2011 Monday, February 14th

featuring live performances...

HOT POCKET (Bayonics Rhythm Section) along w/ BROOKLYN RED 40LOVE (Dream Music)

music provided by...

THE WHOOLIGAN (40Love/Om Records)

Elbo Room 647 Valencia Street, San Francisco Monday, February 14th, 2011 10:00PM - 2:00AM


Mi Amor

I had a blast working on this promo yesterday with the Los Rakas fellas. Challenged me to step out of my element of candid portraits and documentary steez. Download their new song Mi Amor ft Sean Bo Here

Friday, February 11, 2011

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Friday, February 04, 2011

Hard to Face Death::: Pin Me Up Series::: Photo By Emmanuel Blackwell

In August of 2010 the drive to further explore my identity was strong, that drive led me straight into a high speed car chase against myself, causing me to come head to head with aspects of myself that I can honestly say that I feared.

Whether the fear stemmed from experiencing what kind of damage that indulgence into what the status quo would refer to as evil, bad... qualities of my self, or if the fear is the rationalized fears of others... all I know the fear of facing powerful and seductive energy of the feminine being has caused me some inner turmoil. The unknown, for me is my greatest fear, to not have an idea of what the outcome will be makes it hard to want to face my own transformation.

When things change there always seems to be some losses and the feeling of some kind of loss, but ultimately it's to make room for some gains.

As a youth I was often labeled delinquent, and at the onset of my early adult hood I had to fight against old habits of delinquent and immature coping mechanisms. Now cycling into my later 20's I feel a shift, a transformation... old temptation doesn't feel as appealing anymore, but believe you me new temptations have taken its place. I feel more equip to handle situation that once felt overwhelming but at the same time have to let go because the journey ahead of me needs the space for new situations and experiences.

The transformation is another death... then of course "The Rebirth of Nina Parks"