Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
I've been getting a lot of compliments on my jacket, everyone think its expensive, it was $14 from the Goodwill.
I got this for Gabby but I use it more.....
(Chocolate Chai + Vanilla Almond milk)
Gabby walked in my apt saturday morning, I knew she was on the way but of course I had no clue what she would be wearing. True story as soon as she walked through the door I stopped, made her take off her jacket, and started taking pictures. I had to move my bed just to get some of that light, loved her dress/shirt.
So I've been drawing a little, hopefully I'll graduate to painting but for now its sketches here and there.
this sketch I did for my friend from Thailand, she gave me some cool paper to draw on so I figured I'd say thank you by drawing her something on that paper.
Its African and Fresh Prince inspired, this sketch was easy to embrace....
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
My camera is my weapon
I'm going on 3 years shooting film, this photo I took my first year learning. I didn't know how to read a light meter at this time, I didn't know shit honestly. I took a bunch of pics, it felt good and it was fun especially when some of the shoots was nudes. The camera has so much power, I knew that yet I continued to shoot things that didn't really represent who I was... who I am.
I was lost.
I have a responsibility
People are dying
They tell me I can fight for red and blue colors but not for my own, that isn't right to me. We should be embracing our true culture with our heads held high.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
I recently chopped it up with Vonny Del Fresco for the first time ever, I definitly enjoyed this shoot simply because he was put in an environment he's never been in before. I watched him quickly adapt, then the magic happened.
1 of my favorite songs from him below
1 of my favorite songs from him below
Monday, November 4, 2013
Visited my lil homie this past weekend, I was stoked to see what she's been working on....
This mural is on the 3rd floor of High School of Arts.
I'm not sure how these photos came out so well it was mad dark, I was scared to shoot...
check this old piece done by Benny T.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I shot these pictures with a simple aim and shoot, it's just way easier to be able to just aim and shoot and not have to focus all of the time.
(excuse me I was kinda irritated when I wrote this)
My friend Danielle told me about this show, its the only art gallery in Bronzeville which is sad as hell
The food was free, the vibes and energy in the place were beautiful. The whole night was filled with art and culture.
Behind me was entertainment.
Can we get at least 2 more Galleries in Bronzeville? someone needs to step up and do something productive with all of the empty expensive ass space just sitting there. The rent is high and the owner doesn't even have a clue that people are scared to come in the area. Lower the damn rent...
This wasn't the only place I went to during gallery night, I also went downtown, its either I am the only black guy or I'm in Bronzeville and everyone is black.
Why are people scared of diversity? also why are people scared of teenagers, specifically black and mexican teenagers?
Hope for Bronzeville? here is what pops up when you google it http://city.milwaukee.gov/Bronzeville
that site is ran by the city but I could run it better, give you current updates and keep everyone informed of whats happening in the area.
I don't want to take away from the night though, it was indeed a good time but me and my girl had no other options, and I saw no teens, there was a whole generation missing. My pictures are proof, this can't be it there needs to be more.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
MUA: Wisconsin/ West Allis
My friend's brother Corey was murdered in West allis last year, he got caught stealing in a store but the store owner said just put it back and get out. He put it back but while heading out 3 white guys saw the whole thing and decided to grab him and call the cops. One had him in a chokehold the others had his legs, they took the breath out of him before the cops even showed up, he was murdered and no charges has been filed.
That story inspired this photo
What I was trying to say with this photo is that there is no justice here in this city and the people that need help aren't getting help because some of them are also racist. That is why I put a ski mask on the nurse, she is also a crook, she is also racist and only cares about the white man. She is checking the white man heart making sure he is alright and healthy not helping the person that obviously needs assistance in the situation. When justice is not served, especially in the public eye, I feel like our children have no choice but to take these matters as a joke since so many hate crimes are happening.
Our children think its funny, they are used to it
Here is the most recent update on this case
PLEASE CREATE AWARENESS AND SPREAD THE WORD
So I shot my first Nikon, and it's BLACK.
Package from GOZER for the Anonymous to Anonymous graffiti show I'm throwing...hella exited
Headed to sky High skate shop
I'll be honest, my lil homie stole this camera from Arts for me. All of these schools with these film cameras and dark room equipment just sitting there rotten away.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
ART IS FOR LOVERS crew necks are in, my homie Cody was one of first to pick one up so I snapped a couple pics of him.
If you aren't familiar with our ART IS FOR LOVERS project please go here to learn more Tesfaye
I use to believe it was cool to grab the "popular" people in my city to help me promote something, but these days I feel its more special to shoot someone that actually purchased a piece of clothing.
SHOUT OUT TO MY HOMIE MASK TOO!!
contact me if you would like to purchase one: SK8TAREEVES@GMAIL.COM
MORE THINGS TO COME SOON...
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
This really inspired me today, thought I'd share. "Mbwana and his best friend Juma are two young men with big dreams. These dreams become reality when they photograph a gigantic fish leaping out of the sea and their small town blossoms into a tourist hot-spot as a result. But for Mbwana, the reality isn't what he dreamed – and when he meets the fish again, both of them forgotten, ruined and old, he decides only one of them can survive. Jonah is a big fish story about the old and the new, and the links and the distances between them. A visual feast, shot though with humour and warmth, it tells an old story in a completely new way." (COURTESY OF VIMEO)
Monday, October 14, 2013
Ok about the photo above, she has the dopest style I've seen on UWM's campus and I've known this for some months but kept it mostly to myself. I finally got the courage to ask her if I could take a few pictures since I needed some photo's for gallery night this week. I was asked to be in a LGBT gallery, I would be the only "straight" artist there. I was honored, I've been down for the show for 3 months but my dumb ass just started shooting for it the other day. I'm just happy art gives me the opportunity to meet new people + plus promote diversity.
anonymous to anonymous show
underground graffiti show here in milwaukee in DEC. (date and location unavailable)
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
|half done sketch I did " SIGN PAINTERS"|
I'm really not sure why I can't pay attention like normal people, for me its easier to sketch and listen, lifting my head occasionally to see what's up on the screen. There I was in the front row, when I sat down before the lecture started I saw Faythe and said hi, I said "teach me something" and she said "I'll try" with a smile. It's that attitude that attracts me to her personality and art, not only did I get a lot out of the lecture but I also felt a connection towards the end where she almost shed a tear. When this happened she was explaining how important it was to not be afraid to reach out to artist that inspire you and share your experience with that said artist. She talked about how making money is nice but the real reward is the interactions and knowing you've changed the course of someones live. I can relate, just recently I shot my friend, then after invited her to the development and print process. She left inspired and the feelings I felt after sharing that process was priceless.
Honesty there was many awesome things Faythe talked about that I should mention, the good news is that they record these lectures so you can view them on UWM's website.
I think if Faythe was right here while I was typing this she would ask me say this.
1. Try different things
2. Go to shows
3. Share info on shows
4. Share your experience from the show
5. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTIST....
Here is Faythe current project with Sam Macon