All posts tagged: Shadow Spotlight

Shadow Spotlight: The Works of Herb Ritts

10.15.18 Hello! Wanted to put the spotlight on the late Herb Ritts. Madonna, Johnny Depp, Denzel Washington, including supermodels Cindy Crawford, and Noami Campbell have graced the late photographer’s lenses. He was also a video director for Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Chris Isaak. I will let his works speak for him.         I can’t describe his works, but again, these people who worked with him can describe it. He left a beautiful mark in the field of photography. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed.    Image source: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Advertisements

Shadow Spotlight: Diane Arbus

9. 17. 18 Shadow Spotlight time. From September till December Shadowboxerinc is featuring photographers who are making their mark. Diane Arbus is this month’s Shadow Spotlight. The name should be familiar to you. She was known for her photography works of giants, dwarfs, transgender people, nudists, circus performers. Or as a Wikipedia article of Arbus states, “whose normality was perceived by the general populace as ugly or surreal. Her work has been described as consisting of formal manipulation characterized by blatant sensationalism.   I found a few videos of Arbus. One titled Masters of Photography, which was several years ago, when they interviewed her daughter Doon Arbus.    Here is another one by Art of Photography which came out in 2013.       I hope this gave an insight into who this woman was and what her work represents. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed.    Images source: Medium Diane Arbus in Central Park. Photo: Tod Papageorge, 1967.  

Shadow Spotlight: Professional Gamers

8. 20. 18 Hello, hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. It’s time to shine the spotlight on Professional Gamers. What is a professional or pro gamer you ask? Here is a clear definition… pro gamer – is basically one who played one game all the time and win at tournaments. but one who play games on the hardest difficulty, one who always on top 3 places at multiplayer – you can call it pro gamer too. pro gamer doesn’t have to go to a tournament to be a pro. PredatorRules. Pro is defined as professional – gamespot.com These guys and gals get paid a ridiculous amount of money to just play video games. Found a few videos to show you what they do, the life of a gamer, plus to see a list of the highest paid gamers.         This video was posted a year ago…     Ladies are making names for themselves too. Here is another video from a year ago…       If you think you have what it takes to be a professional gamer, then you really need …

Shadow Spotlight: Danielle Weber

6. 16. 18 Hello everyone! Hope you guys had a great weekend! Mine is always pretty good…if I’m not working at that other job…anyway today’s spotlight is on Danielle Weber, a very gifted artist from Australia. I’ve been following her through Instagram. That’s how I discovered her. We started talking through social media platform and I don’t even remember the question I asked, but she contacted me back, along with this video. I was very inspired by her work ethic, her drive, and best of all, she’s happy to do what she loves. Through this video, she talks about how she became an artist, being in a not so great place, meeting Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and what inspires her to do the work she loves.   Wanna see more of her work? You can follow Danielle on her Instagram: @daniellesartworkofficial and Youtube Danielle’s Artwork Official to see her awesome displays of her wonderful artwork.     Image source: Cut Paste Studio

Shadow Spotlight: Black Music Month

6. 18. 18 Hello all…hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, even though it was short…for some of us. I did say that this month’s Shadow Spotlight will be different. I just discovered that this month is Black Music Month or African-American Music Appreciation Month and I have some good music that needs to have a spotlight put on. Some of you may remember the music growing up and those who are just discovering it for the first time. I’ve created a small video playlist of past, present, and future…                         You can find the rest of the playlist on Spotify, yep Shadowboxerinc has a Spotify account. Already have a playlist titled June is Black Music M0nth. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed!     Image source: wellwallpapers.com

May Spotlight: Zac Posen

May 14 / 18 Hello and good afternoon…Monday is here and that means it’s a new week. This week will be plenty busy, plenty busy. First up, designer Zac Posen is this month’s Shadow Spotlight. This name should be familiar. Posen has been around for a decade and continues to work his craft through sheer determination. I remember when he first stepped into the fashion spotlight. From Noami Campbell, Claire Danes, Natalie Portman, and many more, who wore his creations, Posen has created quite a portfolio. You could say that designing clothes was in his DNA. He interned with Nicole Miller while he was a sophomore, at 16 he enrolled in a pre-college program at Parsons The New School of Design. After graduating from Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, Posen was mentored by curator Richard Martin at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for three years. By 18, he was accepted into  London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts London for their womenswear degree program. By 2000, Zac’s work caught the …

Shadow Spotlight: Lion Babe

April 16 / 18 Hello! I wasn’t sure who I wanted to shine the spotlight on, but I lightning bolt hit my brain: Lion Babe. Lion Babe is an alternative r&b/neo-soul group from New York City. The duo comprises of Jillian Hervey, daughter of actress, singer and former Miss America Vanessa Williams and Lucas Goodman. The duo met through a mutual friend at a party, after that, they didn’t stay connected. That changed when they followed each other on MySpace. Hervey moved to New York to attend New York College. She was doing a dance piece for the school and that’s when she contacted Goodman. Hervey was in school to take up dance, but she wanted to be a singer, Goodman encouraged her to do so. Soon the duo became Lion Babe, due to the fact that Goodman is a Leo and Hervey’s big hairstyle. In December 2012, they released “Treat Me Like Fire“. In 2013 they were the opening act for Childish Gambino at the SXSW Festival. He would later be featured on their …

Shadow Spotlight: Women Filmmakers

March 20 / 18 Hey! The weekend came and went by. Time to start a new week and this week is pretty busy. I’m continuing with women who are making creativity in every art form since this is Women’s History Month. Today’s Spotlight focuses on women in the film industry. With these directors, screenwriters, and producers like Patty Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, and newcomers like Reed Morano, Hollywood is trying to make room for women behind the camera. Ava DuVernay –  This Long Beach, California native is already having a great year for 2018. She started in film publicity, by 2006, DuVernay directed a short film, Saturday Night Life. A few years later she directed documentaries like This is the Life (2008) and My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop (2010). In 2010, DuVernay made her debut not only as a director but also a screenwriter for I Will Follow. It was this film that people started to take notice. In 2012, her second feature film, Middle of Nowhere, the film earned her a Sundance Film Award for …