Sunday, April 1, 2018

ÊTRE JEUNE


Featuring Drew Davis
Photography by Demetrius Markee

To be young, to be care free, to feel as though we have our entire lives ahead of us is something we all do in our youth. We tend to think that the end seems so far away that we can't even begin to fathom the idea that our youth will undoubtedly fade away. Youth seems to be something that isn't quite appreciated until it is no longer present. 

We at times take our youth for granted. We blame our mistakes and poor choices on being "Young and dumb," but we never actually equate our youth to being a defining time in our lives where we have the opportunity to discover who we are or at least begin to realize who we would like to become.



Take advantage of this moment in time and enjoy the experience of your youth. Learn as much as you can from those you admire, build relationships with people that have potential to be positive influences in your life. Don't waste your time thinking that you will always have tomorrow to do what you didn't do today. Treasure these years and take the world in while preparing yourself for the life you want and the "You" that you plan to be.

"Let me photograph you in this light in case this is the last time that we might be exactly like we were before we realized, we were sad and getting old it made us restless. It was just like a movie, it was just like a song. When we were young."  -Adele








Thursday, May 4, 2017

Robert Hatcher


Featuring Robert Hatcher
Photography by Demetrius Markee


I shot these images of Robert Hatcher some time ago. At the time when we shot Robert was modeling with Chosen Model Management. In between shots he filled me in on some of the things that were taking place in his life. Engaged to his long time sweetheart Robert was looking forward to becoming a married man and had a list of things he was looking to accomplish after graduating college. 


Since then Robert has gone on to become a research assistant at Georgia State and an entrepreneur. It's always interesting to hear a little of what's taken place in people's lives while we're shooting, it kinda gives me a feel for who they are at the core. As appose to assuming or trying to make people into who I want them to be, I'd rather allow who they truly are to shine through. 








Thursday, April 13, 2017

Jack Rabbit


Featuring Tyree 
Photography by Demetrius Markee


When shooting models you quickly learn that there are models/clients who shy away from images that aren't considered, "The Standard" or "Safe." Models who prefer to walk a fine line while shooting are like rabbits. You know the rabbits you often see in the gardens and flowers. The ones you feel safe seeing around your home and aren't afraid to pet because you feel comfortable with them. Well then there are Jackrabbits and they on the other hand are a different breed!


Jackrabbits are not seen any and everywhere and when noticed, unlike rabbits, they make you a bit nervous and uneasy. These are the models who are willing to cross the line, be a vessel for the sake of art and push the limits of what's considered the norm. Sometimes you wanna capture that jackrabbit, that kinda cares people, out in the brush in the shadows. In other words sometimes you just wanna shoot some eye catching or different ish! Don't overthink it, it's just a picture.     









Thursday, March 23, 2017

Leaving a Trace: As featured in BeautifulMag



Featuring Travis Trace
Styling Demerius Markee
Photography by Demetrius Markee



It's impossible to maneuver through life without leaving fragments of who you are. With everything and everyone you come into contact with, you leave behind a trace. Traces are things we leave behind for others to latch onto to vividly paint a picture in their mind.


Traces help to piece together the puzzle that is each and every one of us as human beings. Traces help to answer questions one may have as to who we are as a person? What drives us? What scares us? What excites us? What impact have we had on this world. These are questions that the traces you leave behind help to answer.


What affect will you have on other's when you cross their minds? Will you cross their minds? What will you leave behind? Have you left substance behind. If for some reason you didn't like the answers said to yourself, don't worry. Climb into bed, sleep well and leave a trace tomorrow. 


"Whatever we do in our life, every decision we make it leaves a mark behind. We are living, breathing beings and our presence leaves an imprint in life and in the lives of other people." -BeautifulMag






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