All posts tagged: Shadow Spotlight

Shadow Spotlight: Creatively Iconic Women

3.18.19 Hello, lovelies! Another week is beginning and I wanted to do something special today. It’s the third Monday, which means Shadow Spotlight. Instead of focusing on one person, I’m gathering together a group of women who have made a creative mark. In art, photography, music, all avenues of creativity. Grace Jones, Marina Abramovic, Cyd Charisse, and Eartha Kitt are on top of a long list. It is Women’s History Month, right? Here are some women who really made an impression on me. GRACE JONES What can I say about this lady here? With her androgynous looks and outrageous style, she shows no signs of slowing down, even after five decades!         MARINA ABRAMOVIC The pioneer of performance art, I didn’t know who this woman was until several years ago. Her works may seem a bit weird, sometimes violent, but its the performance…the human condition, that gets your attention. I’m I a fan? I don’t know. I may not agree with her art, but again I just think she’s interesting.      …

Shadow Spotlight: Michael W. Thomas

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 kit where I had to assemble a camera and maybe took a few shots with it. We were provided a camera in my Humanities course in High School for a project. I, of course, wanted to be photographer following around our 3 kids, but it was 3 years ago that I became very interested and had a dear friend give me some lessons and I was smitten. What do you want people to learn when …

Shadow Spotlight: Marsai Martin

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 …

Shadow Spotlight: Tribute of 2018

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  

Shadow Spotlight: Anne Rice

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:

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

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 – 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 …