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

Monday, February 13, 2017


Featuring Darius Amore
Photography By Demetrius Markee

Fear can be extremely stifling to one's growth. You can allow fear to consume your mind and leave you in a state of being that has you believing that you are not capable. You can be a person of such substance, such depth and someone who has the potential to achieve great things and fear has the ability to step in and stop you dead in your tracks.

People often times use fear as a crutch or as a means to an out in a situation that they feel they are not prepared for. Allowing fear to take charge in a situation can unfortunately cause one to lose out on greatness, that they were unaware lay waiting ahead for them. It's extremely easy to let the fear of failing,of being let down or simply not being seen as enough cloud your vision. Fear can force you to make decisions that later on in life, you look back on and wish you had the opportunity to change.

There comes a time in a person's life where although the overwhelming feeling of fear is present, you must continue on with trying to achieve. Regardless of what it is that you have in mind to do, put the effort in and don't let fear stand in the way of your attempt. If you want something then you have to be willing to go after it. Sometimes we know deep down when something feels right and no matter how much our mind wants to tell us it isn't, our guts and our hearts say otherwise.

You have to know that with all things there will be moments that scare you and that's okay! Don't let your fear dictate the decisions you make in life. Take that risk on love, take that risk on  a relocation, take that risk on a dream job, take the risk of truly accepting who you are. Fear can only do what we allow it to do and only consume as much of our lives as we give it the ability to. Sometimes we have to be more than what we think we are, sometimes we have to instead walk in what we know we are.

Shed the thoughts that hinder you, that make you question yourself, question your relationships and question your friendships. Get rid of those who don't believe in you and mean you no good. Become comfortable in your own skin, trust in the process, trust in something bigger than yourself. For it's when you are able to take risks in life that you have moved beyond being fearful and have become fearless.

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 or by reaching out via any of it's social media sites. FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, HOMEBOUND.ORG. Help be a part of the change the world needs.

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