A quick "behind the scenes" look at a recent shoot for Harpers Bazaar featuring model Jasmine Tookes. This particular shoot was done by photographer Enrique Vega. I was brought in to assist with creating the film visuals for the cover story. It seems more and more that almost as much emphasis is placed on the cover film as the cover photos themselves. I'll be dropping a video soon discussing the process in more depth. This was filmed with a combination of GoPro Hero 7 and Sony A7III.
My guy Mike Troll and I discuss the identity issues often associated with being biracial in urban america. we also (almost) buy a cat.
We grabbed the iPhone 8 and iPhone XR and hit the streets of Brooklyn to kick off our "Work With What You Have" series. We really like shooting photos with the iPhone and the biggest reason is because its always there. It's the camera that you always have and therefore its the best to capture life as it happens in real time. We used the "Moment" app to shoot raw photos on the iPhone and then we processed the photos in Adobe Lightroom.
In this episode i forget to capture any real bts footage of a photoshoot but still force myself to put together the video with all the other thoughts that came across my mind. I used bits from the iPhone Xr, Gopro Hero 7 and Sony A6500. Im loving this process so far and I'm grateful for all the feedback.
In this episode I get into a lot of the reasons why I HAVE TO CREATE. This means a lot to me. It doesn't all have to make sense now but I promise it will, in time. I also spend some time (a lot) going into some camera stuff. It's a mixed bag for sure but it's worth the 8 minutes.
So here we are. We are at the “begging for money stage” lol. Not really. I wouldn’t. What I did do however was start a Patreon page so that everyone that wants to support the journey can do so safely and effortlessly. I’m excited about this step in the journey. I like the accountability that it adds. As a part of the Patreon partnership, I’ll be delivering exclusive behind the scenes content, early access to new material, opportunities to be listed a “Producer” on certain content we create throughout the month and so much more. This is an exciting step and I’m happy to take it!
An ode to the wickedness of Cyber Monday in the form of an open letter to all the women selling themselves short on social media. A reminder that they are loved and that they're special and worth so much more than might know! This track was produced by the genius Jodd Knight.
We put together a visual for the intro track Deja Vu. I believe in guerrilla production, especially living in NYC. We have the tools and we have the energy. The only thing left to do in most instances is to get up and do the shit. In this case, we needed a few things from the market so we took the cameras a shot a video in Stop & Shop. And then we got kicked out and shot the rest of the video in the parking lot. We shot it all with the GoPro Hero 7.
On it he cleverly navigates the motivations of all millennials. This project is dripping in double and triple entendres as Biz paints pictures so vivid you would think that you too had your heart and mind shaped by the NYC streets that raised him.
He explores life, love, luxury, politics and even his own near death experiences so casually that you feel like he’s sitting right next to you as you listen. This EP visits a lyrical place that rapper’s seem almost scared of these days. It’s easy to see why the multi-creative Bizzy Amor feels as home behind the mic as he does behind the camera.
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Welcome to the new layout. WE ARE STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION, so bear with us. It’s an odd job trying to highlight all the angles of what it is I’m attempting to accomplish but this feels like a great step in the most impactful direction.