Meet The makers

Kevin Stone // Photographer    Long before picking up a camera, Kevin had a career in advertising producing award winning ads for some of the nation largest companies. After 15 years on the agency side, collaboration with some of the countries top photographers, Kevin took it upon himself to find his own photographic style. His own voice. His own way of capturing the truth and emotion in every shot. Now based in Chicago, Kevin specializes in photojournalistic approach to weddings, fashion and life style photography.

Kevin Stone // Photographer

Long before picking up a camera, Kevin had a career in advertising producing award winning ads for some of the nation largest companies. After 15 years on the agency side, collaboration with some of the countries top photographers, Kevin took it upon himself to find his own photographic style. His own voice. His own way of capturing the truth and emotion in every shot. Now based in Chicago, Kevin specializes in photojournalistic approach to weddings, fashion and life style photography.

Adreinne Waheed // Photographer    Adreinne Waheed is a photographer, photo editor and archivist.  The Oakland, CA native earned her stripes producing photo shoots for VIBE, KING and Essence magazine.  Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Fader, Scholastic Inc., Time Inc. Books and Little Brown Book Group.  

Adreinne Waheed // Photographer

Adreinne Waheed is a photographer, photo editor and archivist.  The Oakland, CA native earned her stripes producing photo shoots for VIBE, KING and Essence magazine.  Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Fader, Scholastic Inc., Time Inc. Books and Little Brown Book Group.  

Sophia Dawson // Artist   Sophia Dawson, 29, is a Brooklyn based visual artist who has dedicated her life’s work to exposing the stories and experiences of individuals who are striving to overcome the injustices they face both individually and collectively.  By raising awareness of these individuals she aims to humanize social justice issues and to prevent such experiences from being repeated in the future..

Sophia Dawson // Artist

Sophia Dawson, 29, is a Brooklyn based visual artist who has dedicated her life’s work to exposing the stories and experiences of individuals who are striving to overcome the injustices they face both individually and collectively.  By raising awareness of these individuals she aims to humanize social justice issues and to prevent such experiences from being repeated in the future..

 
Charly Palmer // Artist + Illustrator    Charly Palmer  was born in 1960 in Fayette, Alabama and raised in Milwaukee. He relocated to Chicago to study Art and Design at American Academy of Art and School of the Art Institute. As a graphic designer and illustrator, he has run a successful design studio with a Fortune 500 clientele. As an instructor, he teaches design and illustration and painting at the post-secondary level—most recently—Spelman College. Currently, Palmer devotes his life to his creative goals and has established himself as a fine artist of note.

Charly Palmer // Artist + Illustrator

Charly Palmer was born in 1960 in Fayette, Alabama and raised in Milwaukee. He relocated to Chicago to study Art and Design at American Academy of Art and School of the Art Institute. As a graphic designer and illustrator, he has run a successful design studio with a Fortune 500 clientele. As an instructor, he teaches design and illustration and painting at the post-secondary level—most recently—Spelman College. Currently, Palmer devotes his life to his creative goals and has established himself as a fine artist of note.

André LeRoy Davis // Artist + Illustrator   After earning his BFA from The School of Visual Arts College in New York City, André has been pimping his pencil as a freelance artist and a true Renaissance man. He has worked to supply caricatures, illustrations and humorous illustrations for an array of magazines, entertainment venues and record companies the likes of Bad Boy Entertainment, Def-Jam, Mad Magazine, Mtv Networks and The TOPPS Company, Inc.

André LeRoy Davis // Artist + Illustrator

After earning his BFA from The School of Visual Arts College in New York City, André has been pimping his pencil as a freelance artist and a true Renaissance man. He has worked to supply caricatures,
illustrations and humorous illustrations for an array of magazines, entertainment venues and record companies the likes of Bad Boy Entertainment, Def-Jam, Mad Magazine, Mtv Networks and The TOPPS Company, Inc.

Rahmeek Rasul // Photographer    Born in New York City, Rahmeek is a self-taught image maker currently based out of Atlanta, Georgia. He has a real passion for meeting new people and exploring different cultures. His specialty is portraiture and documentary photography. His passion for capturing timeless photos of the muslim community are like no other. 

Rahmeek Rasul // Photographer

Born in New York City, Rahmeek is a self-taught image maker currently based out of Atlanta, Georgia. He has a real passion for meeting new people and exploring different cultures. His specialty is portraiture and documentary photography. His passion for capturing timeless photos of the muslim community are like no other. 

 
Marquéo // Artist   Marquéo’s fresh oeuvre rolls straight through the emerging, energetic intersection of street art and fine art. Some of the people that have his work include basketball colossus Michael Jordan, Misty Copeland, director Joe Pytka, ad man Don Schneider, and fashion designer Edwin Hall. In November of 2012 he submitted a presidential portrait to Barack Obama, one of the first in his new Spray paper Graffiti Series.  The artist had his first solo opening in 2012 at Frisbie Studios in New York's Tribeca.

Marquéo // Artist

Marquéo’s fresh oeuvre rolls straight through the emerging, energetic intersection of street art and fine art. Some of the people that have his work include basketball colossus Michael Jordan, Misty Copeland, director Joe Pytka, ad man Don Schneider, and fashion designer Edwin Hall. In November of 2012 he submitted a presidential portrait to Barack Obama, one of the first in his new Spray paper Graffiti Series.  The artist had his first solo opening in 2012 at Frisbie Studios in New York's Tribeca.

Kay Hickman // Photographer    Documentary Photographer Kay (Karisha) Hickman is based in New York. She takes pride in contributing work that will expand the narrative of the African Diaspora while challenging monolithic representation. She has also documented community organizations in Brooklyn such as Arts East New York. Her work has been featured in publications like TIME, OkayPlayer, Coeval, Jazz Halo and Photographic journal: MFON Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.

Kay Hickman // Photographer

Documentary Photographer Kay (Karisha) Hickman is based in New York. She takes pride in contributing work that will expand the narrative of the African Diaspora while challenging monolithic representation. She has also documented community organizations in Brooklyn such as Arts East New York. Her work has been featured in publications like TIME, OkayPlayer, Coeval, Jazz Halo and Photographic journal: MFON Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.

Ryan Spence // Artist   Ryan Spence is a Jamaican-born illustrator that juxtaposes modern archetypes with mythology. The moniker ‘Planet Lucid’ draws inspiration from the lucid dreaming practice of many indigenous cultures envisioned in present day, global scale.

Ryan Spence // Artist

Ryan Spence is a Jamaican-born illustrator that juxtaposes modern archetypes with mythology. The moniker ‘Planet Lucid’ draws inspiration from the lucid dreaming practice of many indigenous cultures envisioned in present day, global scale.

 
Justin Johnson // Photographer + Artist   Justin Johnson is an Atlanta native based in New York City. The self-taught artist initially studied psychology before uprooting his life to enhance his skill and passion at NYC’s School of Visual Arts. His work spans from photography and film to mixed media and performance.

Justin Johnson // Photographer + Artist

Justin Johnson is an Atlanta native based in New York City. The self-taught artist initially studied psychology before uprooting his life to enhance his skill and passion at NYC’s School of Visual Arts. His work spans from photography and film to mixed media and performance.

William Ellis // Artist   William “GoodWill” Ellis is an experience curator, DJ, digital marketer, event planner, art director and above all else, an artist. He fuses his love of community, music and art to create visceral experiences for his audiences and clients. These events range from curating exhibitions at art galleries, multisensory museum experiences, online campaigns, destination retreats, private functions and live music performances.

William Ellis // Artist

William “GoodWill” Ellis is an experience curator, DJ, digital marketer, event planner, art director and above all else, an artist. He fuses his love of community, music and art to create visceral experiences for his audiences and clients. These events range from curating exhibitions at art galleries, multisensory museum experiences, online campaigns, destination retreats, private functions and live music performances.

Kamau Ware // Photographer + Historian + Writer   Kamau Ware (b. 1974) is a Brooklyn-based visual artist born in Pittsburgh, PA. His work focuses on visual storytelling by using photography, history, and fantasy to produce moving narratives about people and spaces. 

Kamau Ware // Photographer + Historian + Writer

Kamau Ware (b. 1974) is a Brooklyn-based visual artist born in Pittsburgh, PA. His work focuses on visual storytelling by using photography, history, and fantasy to produce moving narratives about people and spaces. 

 
Ken Dixon // Photographer    Chi-town born + bred, world traveled, lover of the still image.

Ken Dixon // Photographer

Chi-town born + bred, world traveled, lover of the still image.

KzA // Photographer    Inspired into photography by travel and fatherhood; two subjects and experiences that make him wish his camera were a physical appendage. Since that would be anatomically weird, KzA use photography as a truthful extension of himself.  He love the feeling of looking through a viewfinder, finding goosebumps, and translating that sensation into the images.

KzA // Photographer

Inspired into photography by travel and fatherhood; two subjects and experiences that make him wish his camera were a physical appendage. Since that would be anatomically weird, KzA use photography as a truthful extension of himself.

He love the feeling of looking through a viewfinder, finding goosebumps, and translating that sensation into the images.

Omar Farlow   // Photographer   Born and raised in Los Angeles, fashion, lifestyle and travel photographer, Omar Farlow moved to Atlanta to pursue his art. For the last decade he has vigorously pursued his passion of photography.  Driven and self-taught, Omar’s body of work represents a range of subjects demonstrating his versatility as a photographer. His images and collections have most recently been featured in Black Enterprise, Afro Bougee, Munaluchi Bride, and Estela Magazine. 

Omar Farlow // Photographer

Born and raised in Los Angeles, fashion, lifestyle and travel photographer, Omar Farlow moved to Atlanta to pursue his art. For the last decade he has vigorously pursued his passion of photography.  Driven and self-taught, Omar’s body of work represents a range of subjects demonstrating his versatility as a photographer. His images and collections have most recently been featured in Black Enterprise, Afro Bougee, Munaluchi Bride, and Estela Magazine. 

 
Adrian Franks // Artist + Designer   Having an affinity for all things creative, Adrian’s background in big concept thinking has become a powerful asset for various creative endeavors. With over 20 years of experience in the field of design, advertising, and fine arts, he now focuses most of his creativity on the rapidly emerging, always evolving digital medium. As the Internet began to take off in the late 90’s, Adrian felt the need to move creatively beyond the realm of traditional media by working for a digital agency that mainly built B2B sites.

Adrian Franks // Artist + Designer

Having an affinity for all things creative, Adrian’s background in big concept thinking has become a powerful asset for various creative endeavors. With over 20 years of experience in the field of design, advertising, and fine arts, he now focuses most of his creativity on the rapidly emerging, always evolving digital medium. As the Internet began to take off in the late 90’s, Adrian felt the need to move creatively beyond the realm of traditional media by working for a digital agency that mainly built B2B sites.

Sean Harris // Photographer   Sean Alonzo Harris is a professional editorial, commercial and fine art photographer concentrating on narrative and environmental portraiture. Over the past 25 years Sean’s work has been included in arange of national publications, advertising campaigns and exhibitions. In these varied contexts Sean’swork focuses on human experience and identity, and examines how individuals visualize themselves and how they are portrayed. Sean’s images bear witness to often invisible or overlooked members of our communities, and creates portraits that provide a counterimage and narrative of self worth and personal agency.  His work has been published in Atlantic Magazine, Paris Review, Boston Magazine, Down East, Portland Magazine, Maine Home and Design, Photo District News Rising Star feature, Maine Magazine, Harvard University Magazine, Ralph Lauren magazine, Mother Jones, Adweek ,Consumer Reports, Teaching Tolerance, and USA Today .

Sean Harris // Photographer

Sean Alonzo Harris is a professional editorial, commercial and fine art photographer concentrating on narrative and environmental portraiture. Over the past 25 years Sean’s work has been included in arange of national publications, advertising campaigns and exhibitions. In these varied contexts Sean’swork focuses on human experience and identity, and examines how individuals visualize themselves and how they are portrayed. Sean’s images bear witness to often invisible or overlooked members of our communities, and creates portraits that provide a counterimage and narrative of self worth and personal agency.

His work has been published in Atlantic Magazine, Paris Review, Boston Magazine, Down East, Portland Magazine, Maine Home and Design, Photo District News Rising Star feature, Maine Magazine, Harvard University Magazine, Ralph Lauren magazine, Mother Jones, Adweek ,Consumer Reports, Teaching Tolerance, and USA Today .