"I started in the music industries by getting on music video sets. The ball really started rolling when i was on set of "we takin over" by DJ KHALED featuring a star studded line up ...Akon ,T.I.,Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Baby, & Lil Wayne.. I just happened to be driving to South Beach going over the bridge and i saw a bunch of production trucks all over the place so i decided to be nosey and pull over . I see Khaled, Akon, T-Pain, Bun B and all these other stars just hanging around. I never have been a star struck person but it was interesting to see these guys just hanging out so i decided to stick around for a few.
Once they started filming i saw a bunch of press guys taking pictures
and it was all good so i went to my car and grabbed my cam and started
snapping away..about 2 days later I happened to find the director on
myspace, Gil Green (one half of 305 FILMS)....i sent him the pics via
email and he replied with good feedback asking me for more pics. After
sending him the pics he also invited me to come on set of his next
project which was for Russian super star Julia Kova. Gil has been cool
since day 1 ...long story short i became real good friends with him and
Judd Allison, the other half of 305 FILMS, and i became their go to guy
for behind the scenes flicks.
I just recently shot South Florida's own BLACK DADA. He has the new hit single "IMMA ZOE." I was booked to shoot him on the same day he got his big recording deal with Universal Records through Strictly Business Records better known as SBR. He is just getting started and his heart and soul are all in the right place . It was an honor to shoot him especially on that date because he says it was 1 of the happiest days of his life..we shared a few laughs and he was real happy with the way his pictures turned out. I booked this job through a real good friend that I met in the music industry, Vic H.
I also got the chance to head to Medellin ,Colombia with my 305 films family to do a job for local miami artist RICK ROSS...they had me out there for 6 days , we had a lot of fun but it was also a lot of work, and i also got to hang out with some family while i was out there so it was a pretty memorable shoot also.......
A lot of tabloids always ask me to send them stuff but I'm not to into that because they are always trying to start up controversy and i don't want any of my images involved with that. If i get approached the right way with a credible publication then thats another story. The paparazzi do what they do and thats cool for them but its not my style . so ill let them continue being the ones to put peoples business out there.
My favorite part of being a photographer is that i get the chance to show the world how i see life through my eyes and I can do that with any camera u put in front of me weather it be a high end SLR camera or a 1 time use disposable camera. work with what u got and when u can upgrade go for it."
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LENE U MAH DOGG :)
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