1.14.19 Hello creative peeps, Monday has come upon us. I almost couldn’t figure out what to do with Shadow Spotlight and then it hit me. Ms. Marsai Martin is in the spotlight and there is a valid reason. She’s only been in the world of LaLa Land for a minute, but she’s been making some big waves. Case in point…For the past few days, I caught a new trailer for a film titled Little. It stars Regina Hall, as Jordan Sanders, Issa Rae as April, and Martin as a young Jordan Sanders. As I watched the trailer Martin pretty much stole the show. If she looks familiar to you, that’s because she stars in ABC’s Blackish as Diane Johnson for which she received several award nominations. Other roles include Nina, An American Girl-Melody 1963: Love Has to Win, Elena of Avalor, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She’s also the executive producer of Little, which at the age of 14, is the youngest person in Hollywood to hold that title! Martin’s career is already on fire and I’m …
12.17.18 Hello, I wanted to do something different with Shadow Spotlight. I wanted to do a tribute to those who passed away and also left a mark across all art forms. France Gall Edwin Hawkins Dolores O’Riordan Hubert de Givenchy Philip Kerr R. Lee Ermey Avicii Margot Kidder Kate Spade Anthony Bourdain Steve Ditko Henry Butler Aretha Franklin Neil Simon Burt Reynolds Mac Miller Al Matthews Arthur Mitchell Otis Rush Eduardo Arroyo Stan Lee Roy Clark Bernardo Bertolucci Robert Morris Nancy Wilson Enjoy your Monday, be blessed. Featured and other images: University of Limerick & Wikipedia
11.19.18 Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to return to literature, a writer who has resurfaced into my radar. This month’s Shadow Spotlight belongs to Anne Rice. If you don’t know who she is, let me jog your memory…Interview With the Vampire or Queen of the Damned? A writer of gothic, erotic, and then later Christian literature, Rice, is one of those writers that have put a definite stamp in vampire fiction. Rice’s books have sold over 100 million copies, which makes her the most popular authors in American history. I’ve found a few videos of interviews with the writer to give you an insight into Rice and her views on being a writer and a few other things. Her newest novel, Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat, which continues into the Vampire Chronicles, has just been released. You can find the newest book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed. Image source: NOLA.com
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
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.
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 …
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
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