2.26.19 I CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY EVERYDAY Enjoy the rest of your day, be blessed! Featured image: Aus Matthews Continue reading Reflections: Celebrate Your Roots
2.27.19 Good morning all! I just came across this while I was getting the Where To post together. If you read the segment Saturday, Where To made a stop in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts was … Continue reading MidWeek Updates: FMOPA 2019 Photo Competition
2.25.19 I wanted to turn Creative Close-Up into something different for February. It’s the last week of February and yes it’s still Black History Month. The late Gordon Parks is our focus for Black History Feature. Photographer, musician, writer, and film director, he was well known for documentary photojournalism. A few facts on Parks: Was the first African American to produce and direct major motion pictures—developing films relating the experience of slaves and struggling black Americans, and creating the “blaxploitation” genre. Worked on a federal government project which focused on poor Americans during the 1940s, for his photographic essays for … Continue reading Black History Feature: Gordon Parks
2.25.19 It’s that time again! If some of you watched last nights the 91st Academy Awards or Oscars, then you already know who the winners are. If not, take a look at who won… ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE RAMI … Continue reading 2019 Academy Awards/Oscar Winners
2.23.19 Hey there and hello Tampa Bay! What can you do in Tampa? Well, take a look for yourself… TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART From the museum’s website: The Tampa Museum of Art opened its award-winning new building in 2010 with a commitment to provide innovative public programs with a focus on ancient, modern, and contemporary art. The Museum balances a growing collection, including one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern United States, with a dynamic annual schedule of special exhibitions. The region’s largest institution devoted to the art of our time, the Museum has fostered … Continue reading Where To…Tampa Bay, Florida
2.20.191 Hello again! New York Fashion Week has since passed and I’m trying to play catch up… MICHAEL KORS…Hello Gigi… MARC JACOBS TOM FORD RALPH LAUREN CAROLINA HERRERA OSCAR DE LA RENTA…beautiful Bella… I hope … Continue reading Fashion Updates: New York Fashion Week 2019
2.18.19 Hey everyone! A new week has arrived and I have someone I like you to meet. His name is Micheal W. Thomas, a friend of the family and a really good photographer and February’s Shadow Spotlight. Here I’ve talked with Mr. Thomas about his love of photography… Can you recall a time when you first held a camera? As a youth probably my sister’s Brownie camera, my dad was reluctant to let me handle his. When did you know you wanted to be a photographer? I had an interest when I was young, my dad bought me a camera … Continue reading Shadow Spotlight: Michael W. Thomas
2.16.19 Hello! The weekend has finally arrived. I thought we wouldn’t make it, but thank goodness we did. Photographers…this is for you courtesy of Artshow… Credit source: Artshow Lab.12 Art Prize Malamegi Lab announces a call to artists for a juried … Continue reading Wknd Updates: Calling All Photographers!