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 and helps 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 you had 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













Friday, January 6, 2017

Homebound INC.



Homebound INC.
Founded by Tyree O.
Feat Models Ryan, Aubreyana, Rashad and Taron
Photography by Demetrius Markee


A new year has arrived and with this new year comes the opportunity to be better! There is no greater way in which one can become better version on themselves than to learn to care about issues outside of themselves. There are so many things going on in the world and so many things in which one can take it upon themselves to be a part of and bring about change. Tyree O. has decided to do just that!


Tyree O. has decided to take it upon himself to be a beacon of hope and to help bring forth change within this new year. Tyree founded a non profit organization by the name of Homebound INC This non profit organization was founded in late 2015 in order to enhance the quality of life for the LGBTQ community by removing barriers that restrict their right to live the American dream. 


Homebound INC plans to better the quality of life in the LGBTQ community by helping to eliminate homelessness and unemployment. Homebound INC supplies trust, guidance and necessities and core fundamentals to members of the LGBTQ community, needed to be productive member's of society.


Tyree's dream is that Homebound INC can become a global brand known for helping the LGBTQ members to gain equality and independence, to live strong and proud. He is hopeful and strongly believes that with this organization he will help to change the world one person at a time.  


If you are looking to be a part of the great things that Hombound INC has in store for 2017, please contact lgbtqsupport@hboundinc.org or by reaching out via any of it's social media sites. FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, HBOUNDINC.ORG. Help be a part of the change the world needs.








Saturday, October 8, 2016

Alone Time


Featuring Demetrius Markee
Photography by Demetrius Markee

This year has truly been an interesting year for me. For those who follow me and my work, whether that being via this blog or my social media sites, I'm sure you have noticed that there has been little to no postings of my photography work and very few personal postings. One of the reasons for this hiatus is due to me setting out on a journey of becoming a better version of myself and it has required a lot out of me. Unfortunately as a result of this journey I'm on; my blog and social medias have somewhat suffered. I found myself not feeling as creative or inspired enough to produce art due to this thing called "Life" I have been trying to take full grasp of.

At one point I used to think that being alone was one of the worst things you could experience. I would often times think to myself that being alone was something that  no one should have to endure, that we all needed someone and people in our lives at all times to remain sane. I've constantly surrounded myself with people throughout my life, that being family, friends and those who I decided to be in romantic relationships with. I was surrounded by so many for so long that I wasn't able to grasp onto what being alone truly was. 


I believe the way I once viewed or thought of being alone is the same way in which most people view it, as something to be dreadful of. You see someone out having dinner alone or at a movie by themselves and you instantly assume that they are lonely. You instantly start to feel some sort of vague pity for that person as if they are alone by default. What I now know and understand is that being alone does not have to be something one must shun away from. Being alone can be a time in which we get the opportunity to reevaluate ourselves. Sometimes we as people need to take a moment to stand back and truly take in our lives, the people who we surround ourselves with and the things we have allowed to take place. Being alone is a time when you are able to take all aspects of life into consideration and reflect on the choices you've made. 


Whether it be family members, family situations, friendships or romantic relationships there comes a point where simply being alone to yourself away from all of that is needed. Being alone can be a time where you remind yourself of your greatness, of who the fuck you truly are at the core and what you will and will not stand for! Being alone can be the time needed to recenter yourself and introduce to the world the better version of you! This is my only post of 2016, because I spent this year getting back in touch with myself. My "Alone Time" was simply a reminder of where I have been, where I want to be and who I'd like to become...what does your alone time signify?



  



Thursday, December 31, 2015

This Skin


Featuring Jah Quinones
Photography by Demetrius Markee

This skin I'm in cannot be undone. This skin I'm in can do no wrong. This skin I'm in shields me from the outside world. This skin I'm in allows me to see things clearly and never blurred.


This skin I'm in has endured many obstacles and changes. This skin I'm in always heals from temporary damages. This skin I'm in has taught me many things. This skin I'm in has let me know that I am a king.


This skin I'm in has been the topic of many conversations. This skin I'm in has literally been my salvation. I may not know all there is to know, but this skin I'm in will always allow me a reason to want to grow. 




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